$ 9500.00 decision NEED HELP PLEASE

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Biggie3388, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. benelli_t

    benelli_t LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    A John Deere 930m, Kubota 227 & 327 is in your price range without the bagger.
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,449

    Welcome to the forum.

    Well, I run a Deere, so this isn't me being biased towards my mower brand.

    I'll recommend the Gravely 452 over the others. You won't get a better made machine, nor a better ride. Demo, demo, demo. After that, demo some more. It's a lot of money for you to spend, and you want to do it right.

    There's a guy here named GMLC that has a 452, and has posted a lot of pics of the QOC, both wet and dry, plus he has the bagger system. He'd be a good place to start for asking questions about that model.
  3. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,566

    Or, any Gravely model!
  4. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,347

    Buy a tractor with a FEL and finish mower, you wont regreat it.
  5. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,566

    Wasn't there a $9500 budget? :confused:
  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,381

    You can get a 1 series for 500 more. Heck there 15 new with loader
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  7. Erik1981

    Erik1981 LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Messages: 179

    If comfort is important, I would recommend a Gravely Pro Turn 400 series. The air ride seat is amazing!! The trouble is that with the powered bagger system you would be a few grand over you budget. But like it has been said previously, when you get into a truly commercial system you will notice such a change in the cut from your current machine that you may not need the bagger system. I wold recommend a demo before you buy anything.
  8. Uturf

    Uturf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Scag!! Mine is 7 years old and have not had to replace anything except blades. I still have original belts, its crazy dependable!
  9. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,347

    A good finish mower or belly mower is way less than that :laugh:

    It would be well worth it to have a tractor vs. a decitated lawn mower.
  10. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,429

    The 152 with bagger will fall in line with your budget. Smaller footprint machine with the Michigan seat and x2 fully adjustable inner baffle deck, you can cut through any condition. One of my favorite smaller machines!!

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