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newb here to learn about commercial mowers

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by wood181, May 3, 2009.

  1. wood181

    wood181 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I am not in business, but I am here to learn about light commercial grade mowers, specifically zero turn.

    I have about 5 acres of my own, and may end up mowing for a neighbor or two.

    I am not really interested in the new crop of consumer grade offerings, but I cant really bust the bank either. I am probably looking to spend about 7,000 to 7,500 on something with a 60 inch deck.

    Of course, the main thing is to get my 5 acres of 1/2 wide open grass, and the other half has the house, shed, garden, and about 60 to 70 trees and other items I need to go around, done as quick as possible. It is all flat except for the ditches in the front.

    I have started some research, and I have to probably base my decision on what dealer is close by, about 30 miles or less, which limits my choices a little.

    In order of distance from my house, as far as I know anyway, there may be more out there. Zip Code is 54812.

    John Deere
    Cub Cadet Commercial
    Hustler
    Exmark
    Kubota
    Scag

    So here I go, somewhere I have never been, wish me luck!

    Oh yeah, and if you can tell me how to get started learning about these things I could use the help!


    Wood
     
  2. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    Welcome to the site and my personal favorite out of that list that you mentioned is the Exmark. I have two Exmarks and love them. I've used a bunch of Exmark Lasers in the past and they are great mowers. If there are any questions that I can help you with let me know.
     
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    I would stay away from the Cub cadet commercial. Ever since MTD took over CC, I wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole.
     

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