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Anyone ever seen either of these in use?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Envy Lawn Service, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    The Husqvarna Swedish rider.

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  2. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Or the Simplicity Lancer

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  3. therainman

    therainman LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 196

    never seen one in use but think they sell 'em at slowes here.
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    One of my competitors has the Husky. He has had it for a little over a year and he's not real happy with it. It spends more time on the trailer than his riding tractors. He's trading it in on a Husky ZTR this winter.
     
  5. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,667

    Well, I looked at the Husky and was set on getting it. That is until I started looking at WB. I will tell you it is built like a tank. Lowes started selling them this year, but it is the base line model that they carry. The one I looked at had a beefed up transmission, Kawi engine (as opposed to the B&S) and had bumpers. I got to try it out and I will say it cuts quite nice. I'm was looking at it for residential purposes so I'm sure it works quite well in that application. They also make a 20hp version that apparantly several LCO's around here are using, however, at 6K each, it is probably a better choice to go with a ZTR. The main drawbacks that I saw were that it was a dedicated mulcing deck, and only a 40" cut. The price for the one PRO 15 that I looked at was $3,800. I've never seen the Simplicity, is that a euro spec model??
     

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