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I demoed a john deere 797 today it was a 72in cut with a 29 Kawasaki DFI I could get a new one for 10900 I have a dixie right now and I can do all my cutting in 3days long days with one but 2 would be nice I just dont know yet I can afford it no problem but can I justify it? Thanks for your opinion, basically Im looking for how you knew when to get a second thanks alot!
 

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started seasdon with 1 mower. got to where i couldnt keep up, so got a part time helper. getting busy that way now. looking for a 60" ztr
 

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Remeber, anothe mower means twice the maintenance.....twice the oil, lube, cleaning, filters. Not to mention changing, sharpening and balancing your blades. I would like to get another mower, but not until I know I can 100% justify the cost.
 

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Originally posted by Craftybigdog
I demoed a john deere 797 today it was a 72in cut with a 29 Kawasaki DFI I could get a new one for 10900 I have a dixie right now and I can do all my cutting in 3days long days with one but 2 would be nice I just dont know yet I can afford it no problem but can I justify it? Thanks for your opinion, basically Im looking for how you knew when to get a second thanks alot!
when the first one dies
 

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This summer I have picked up two new mowers. Things I considered were how many different types of properties I can use them on. 72" is a big mower and will cut a lot of grass quick, but if most of your properties are just medium sized or have a lot of uneven or hilly terraine you might get more use adding a 48"-52" WB. Just something to think about, If you going to add a mower, add one that can be used in various situations.
 

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I have 2 views on this subject. One view is from the standpoint of wanting to have a larger lawn cutting division. From that standpoint I would say to buy a second machine when your first machine is either starting to show wear, or when you have too much work for just the 1. The other view is from the standpoint that you only cut grass to keep certain people happy. From that standpoint, if you are getting really busy with your main work and need to devote more time to it. Then you should buy a 2nd machine so you can have more time to do your more profitable work.
 

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In my case, my wife insisted I buy a second ZTR. This is after I had to prove to her that going from a W/B to a ZTR would be more productive. Then she realized that (2) ZTR's would be a lot faster than one ZTR and a W/B. I wasn't going to buy ZTR #2, but like I said, she insisted!
 
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