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recommendations for mower for golf course & lawn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ecarey, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. ecarey

    ecarey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I have about 4 acres of regular lawn that's mowed (once/week) and 3 acres of golf course fairway and rough that is mowed twice/week. Right now I have an old 50" Gravely ZTR for the lawns and the fairway, and a Kubota tractor with a 60" mower for the rough. I'm thinking of replacing them both with a single machine with either a 60" or 72" deck and am writing to see if you guys could give me an opinion on:
    1) can one machine handle both of these jobs? the rough is pretty rough (bumpy), and
    2) if one machine can handle both jobs, can you suggest a good machine to buy? My first priority is reliability/indestructability - the cost is only important in so much as the machine is worth the money I spend on it.

    Thank you,
    Emily Carey
  2. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,226

    exmark 60 or 72 with the efi ( electronicly fuel injected ) or the hustler super z. i'm sure pj ( mowerconsultant will send you some info. on the super z.

    yes one machine can do both jobs
  3. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Messages: 1,020

    Look at the BAD BOY 72" AOS and you have a mower that will do the job with easy.
  4. lars

    lars LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    First, what are your mowing heights? What is the fairway being used for? If you want something at a low mowing height to look good you probably need a reel mower.
  5. ecarey

    ecarey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks so much for your help. I looked into the three recommended machines and I really like the Super Z (have you ever done an internet search on "Hustler Super Z" ... interesting!)
    Thanks again.

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