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Need your opinion Before I purchase Two machine

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MadLawn, Jan 26, 2002.


WHich is best U turn machine for large yard

  1. eXmark™

    31 vote(s)
  2. Gravely ™

    13 vote(s)
  3. Scag™

    13 vote(s)
  1. MadLawn

    MadLawn Banned
    Messages: 8

    Please help me what is your opinion which better of U turn machine for large yard?

    -Scag ™

    if it other please add and I would be happy to hear your opinion.

    Want to buy two more Because I just purchase 1989 Chevy Truck with very low mile. It so nice truck. But What a dumb guy sell me for $1300.00 Wow is it cheap. No paint faint all good shape and inside too. I am going to hired two more guy to driving this truck and work work work for me.

  2. Well cool cool cool.

    Kinda hard, it's like ford vrs chevy vrs dodge.

    You have Gravely mower gif's plastered on you web site.
  3. Gary LA

    Gary LA LawnSite Member
    from B.S.Mo.
    Messages: 40

    Ferris 52' dual hydros w sulky runs at 9mph. if you tweek your idler/governor tension springs just about 1/8th more you jump to 11mph.
    nothing out monuevers them and you can fit more on your trailers!;)
  4. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    If it was me,given your choices,Exmark,no doubt about it.
  5. 9 mph is news to me. Brochure says 8mph.

    My Exmarks ran right with the Ferris at 7 mph. And I reved the Ferris wb's up.

    1/8th more you will blow your engine!!! More like a 1/2 a milimeter.

    Fit more on trailer, NOT 3-52" on a 16' no matter what.

    Get your calculator out. 52 x 4 = 208" that's side ways. 16'=192"

    Length wise still 3!!!
  6. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Only 3? I like Great Dane or Hustler, not on the list. Of the 3 you list Exmark would be my choice, still 3rd overall.
  7. Gary LA

    Gary LA LawnSite Member
    from B.S.Mo.
    Messages: 40

    Who said anything about 16' if you have a 16'your right not much going to fit.
    I can put my 36 next to my 52 on the trailor.
    I have a 36,2-52"- a 22"- 4 weedeaters , 4 leaf blowers-I could probably fit even more if I felt like it.
    Your ruler needs to get a stretch
    1/8th is what I said it's also what I ment.
    If you adjust one you have to adjust the other (ie.1/16th for the governor-one for the idle).
    This lawngodfather strikes me as a bit of a character.:rolleyes:
  8. cajuncutter

    cajuncutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 626

    hey I can get 3 54 inch mowers on a 16' trailer..with 1 1/2 inches to spare:D ..hustler shortcuts that is..I can imagine you could get 3 surfers on with more room to spare:blob2:
  9. I can fit 2-52" and 1-36" on a 12' trailer, but you did not say what size.

    1/8th of what? An 1/8th of an inch is close to 3 centimeters. Kaw does not give you much adj. in that area. You must bend the gov. spring, but if you are near 3600 rpm's then you can't adj. it much more. You chance blowing your engine.

    At 3600+rpm's the Ferris dual drive hydro is running at 8 mph. Their spec's not mine.

    1/8th from a 1/16th is a big difference.

    BTW did you get your speeds from a radar gun or just guessing?

    I tried to get one of mine to go 10mph and could not safely. Ran it next to a ZTR I know that goes 10.5mph and the ZTR pulled away quickly.

    Exmark claims their WB's go 6.2mph and they ran right next to the Ferris WB's. Ferris claim theirs will run 8mph. Lesco claims their hydro WB's go 8mph. Now if I never did anything to my Exmark WB's and they go 6.2mph and put all 3 side by side like I have, and none pull away, then what conclusion do you come too?
  10. skyphoto

    skyphoto LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    I think you could get 5 or 6 - 52" mowers on an 8' trailer.....If you stack them! hehehe

    Ummmmmmm Be truthful now how often do you guys run wide open while mowing? I have a Hopper 721D G2 & can run 9 MPH but I would estimate only 10-15% of my mowing can be done at that speed because of slopes trees etc.

    I realize faster means more coverage but quality of the cut is sacrificed as your speed is increased no matter what the machine used. I guess what Im saying is I dont care if the machine will do 9 or 19 MPH cause I aint gonna go fater than I feel comfy with and 9mph on a sulky aint gonna happen with me!


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