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Rinding Mower Help Please....

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Champion5, May 30, 2010.

  1. Champion5

    Champion5 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    well i have been searching on here for 4 hours now and I'm down to three choices. if anyone can chime in to what one I would be better off with that would be great...

    my yard is an acre with about 1/2 grass the rest wooded. it is hilly and curvy. I am looking at a lower end mower because it takes only about 30 minutes total to mow.

    John Deere 19.5-HP Manual 42" Riding Mower (LA105)

    John Deere 19.5-HP Hydrostatic 42" Riding Mower (LA115)

    Troy-Bilt 20-HP Foot Pedal Automatic 42" Cut Riding Mower (Bronco)

    Any help is greatly appreciated!!!
  2. newdude

    newdude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    How hilly is your yard? An LA or even the Troy-Bilt have weaker hydrostatics than any of the bigger mowers like the Deere X300 series, etc. Big hills can be their weak link.
  3. 997Gene

    997Gene LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    I agree, with steep hills they can take a toll on hyrdrostatic drives, if the hills are not too steep, the hyrdostat is the only way to go!
  4. biggziff

    biggziff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    I just sold a 10 yr old JD LX277 for $2100. Easily 2-3 times the mower as anything you've listed here. $1500-$2000 will get you a nice, 3-5 yr old larger JD. I'd strongly recommend you look at used as you can get a lot more machine for the same or less money as what you've optioned here.

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