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Best bang for the buck?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by mattn03, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,752

    If you want to stay in the $3.5 to $4K range, you can look to a Hustler Sport with a 48" or 54" deck and I would take the Kawasaki FR651 engine option.
    http://www.hustlerturf.com/products/sport.html
    I would say the same with the BadBoy MZ series. Available in a 42" or 48" deck and also has the Kawasaki FR651 option.

    http://www.badboymowers.com/view/2012-mz-series

    Both of these mowers will do what you need them to do for what you have and the price you want to spend. Think of these models like a truck, you want the bigger more equipped F350 Diesel King Ranch, but for now the XL F150 will do the job till you upgrade ;)

    These two models have been very popular with forum members over the past two years or so. Many, many happy owners!
     
  2. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,752

    Have you looked at any mowers?
     
  3. mattn03

    mattn03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Yep, the Ferris IS500, TSC Bad Boy 60", Toro MX & Toro Titan, & a used JD 820a.
     
  4. Mtnmn

    Mtnmn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Take a look at Scag Freedom Z's
     
  5. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,752

    That Ferris would be nice. There is a guy on here that has the 500 and loves it. Ironically his screen name is actually IS500. I will see if he is around and can add some input.
     
  6. mattn03

    mattn03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Priced a Scag Freedom Z 61" & they wanted $6000 to $6900 depending on getting a bigger B&S and larger tires.
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  7. mattn03

    mattn03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Does the price of the Scag seem high or is it about right?
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  8. Mtnmn

    Mtnmn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    I don't know.

    I bought a new leftover 2009 Freedom Z 36 for
    $3800.00 out the door with the 20 hp B&S ELS engine.

    It maybe a small deck but works fine for my under 1 acre lot. And the qoc has the neighbors drooling, even the the guy with a xmark metro wbh.
     
  9. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,752

    In the ball park. I think you can get the 30 hp Briggs Cyclonic engine on that. I would like to here some feedback on that engine.

    YT video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMqHqI_XOOQ
     

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