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this is reprint from another thread I thought I would bring back up.
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Originally posted by MacLawnCo
PaulJ,

have you demoed yet? I'm in the same boat as you, but i need to redemo the swb before biting the bullet
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NO I haven't gotten a true demo yet. I did drive a 17hp 48" around the dealers lot for about 20 minutes last march but didn't cut any grass with it. I liked the way the machine handled and think It would become second nature in short time. The dealers seems reluctant to get a true demo on grass without some what of a commitment from me.

Which brings me to the phone call I had tonight with him.
He is getting in a 48" Super WB for me to try and buy. Basically I had to say "unless there is something I really don't like I will buy it" I did say I couldn't make a final commitment before mowing with it just like I wouldn't buy a car without driving it on the road. If this mower is all I have heard it is I should be in heaven. If it can cut as good with single blades as my lesco does with doubles I will be very happy.
bottom line is 48" SWB ([email protected]$6295) + bullrider sulky + 6.2cu accelerator catcher = $6395
I think its a good deal. I told him to get a couple more sets of blade and might try to get him to put those in the deal.
This is the most money I have spent on anything in a long time. but I have to keep reminding myself that it is going to help build my business. I hope to increase my productivity by a quarter to a third and reduce my fatigue and stress at the same time.

It is going to be a couple weeks before it comes in . I will keep you posted.

Thank you to pete for all your helpful input about hustler and mowers in general. and thank you to this forum and hustler for the same.


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Paul Arens
Monroe, NE
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I'm starting to get anxious. Almost looking forward to fall cleanups, and cleanup after power raking. The only thing missing will be an OCDC, but I have some ideas for that over the winter.
 
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