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8' plus mower question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RandyS, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. RandyS

    RandyS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Does anyone here use a wide area mower, and if so what brand? We're thinking about getting a bigger mower this spring and know nothing about them. We currently use a 61" Scag and 61" Ferris riders.
    Thank you.
     
  2. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,850

    I run two 455 D toro's. Both have a 10.5 deck, 50 hp I believe and cover some ground. I am looking at selling one if interested??
     
  3. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    You'll need a lot of flat ground to make use of a 10.5 foot wide deck. In Iowa you probably have that. Here in S. W. Missouri, flat ground is as rare as top soil.
     
  4. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    I have the same thing as Meets1, Toro 455-Ds. They're nice if you're doing flatter areas, and they don't even have to be that flat.

    You can raise either side deck, or both, to get into tighter areas.

    Mine's got a 60 hp, which I'm sure that Meets' the same way.

    Mine's a 2001, with about 500 hours on it, looking to sell it too.

    $15k and it's yours.

    $18k and I'll bring it out to you.

    Oh yeah, I put cruise control on it as well.

    2001 Toro 455.JPG
     

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