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Best wide area batwing mower!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ECLC, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. ECLC

    ECLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Who makes the better batwing mowers. Not the one that you pull behind your tractor, but the one that has the deck infront and the 2 drop down side decks.
  2. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,484

    I have a jacobsen HR 5111 and it is a cutting machine...all hydro driven (no belts) 4 wheel drive and cuts 10-11 acres a hr.
  3. ECLC

    ECLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Can you get a good unit that is used, or are you better off buying a new one?
    Also is there a web site that sell used batwing mowers?
  4. sdwally

    sdwally LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    We have a few of the Toro Groundsmaster 4000D. They have been good machines so far over the past 2 years. However in heavy grass they will slow down. I would also check out the John Deere 1600 Turbo units. They have the extra hp to handle heavier grass in my opinion and have on board diagnostic system to help troubleshoot problems, unlike Toro.
  5. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    4000 series Hustler is one bad mowin' machine!! :cool:
  6. Mower Man

    Mower Man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    Check out Acre Ease. They build a great self powered pull behind that can be configured as a wing mower- gang mower.

    Used a 61" with a 72" Kubota front mount F series. Gave it a 6" overlap, and after a little getting used to mowing & correctly resetting it up, I was mowing a big 12 foot swath at a hospital field in almost half the time.
    At a nice comfortable work pace!!!!!

    Kept the initial cost down, simple pin hook up & disconnect, could 'trim mow' first, then wide area with alot of manuverability.

    Initail cost about $3,300.
  7. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,484

    I demoed one of these, but for the extra money they where asking, it wasn't worth it, I think it had a smaller motor also,
  8. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    I use a Bush Hog Tri-Deck, 11'. It's a pull behind, they come in 11', 15' and 22'.

    I know Progressive makes another mower like that.

    We use a Kubota 4330 tractor to pull it.

    I don't know if you're looking for a self contained machine, or a set up like mine, but I figured I'd throw this in.

    The nice thing about the Kubota, a couple of things, is that you can use the tractor for different things, plus you get a very nice cab with heat / ac, radio, "cruise".....

    Whole setup was $38,000 2 years ago, tractor, mower, loader, 2 buckets, rototiller.
  9. Texas Mower Parts

    Texas Mower Parts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 472

    Toro 4500d or 4700d, won't scalp!

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