What CHOPPER would

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowman, Jan 8, 2002.

  1. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    suggest? Right now I have a Walker MT-52. I'm looking to bid on larger properties this year and think I'm going to need a FASTER machine. I only have a 5X10 trailer so I need to stick with the 50" deck. With this info which CHOPPER would you all suggest? These properties will be between 2-5 acres. At the present time my smallest lawn is 8,800sq.ft. and my largest is 2 acres. Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated.


    WREBELMACHINE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,089

    What price range of chopper are you looking for?
  3. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    stay under $6000.00. I think I might be able to pick-up a GOOD used one for that, I think. Maybe I'm all WRONG about used prices on these mowers though.

  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943


    1) Sell Walker AND small Trailer.

    2) Buy larger trailer (wider).

    3) Buy 60" Chopper or better yet, Lazer.

    4) Buy a midsize walkbehind.

    The 60" size will suit the lawns that you are describing better. They will handle hills better, and "IF" you get bigger accounts, they will handle them better than a 50".

    Good Luck

    WREBELMACHINE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,089

    I agree with tls except for buying a lazer over a chopper.

    There is a 50" chopper on ebay that has 260hrs. on it I beleve it's suppose to have been home use!
  6. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    save $$$$$$$$$$

    $20 add a speed up kit to your Walker and get 7-8 mph out of it.

    unless your ground is perfectly smooth and wide open, you won't do any better as far as manueverability and hillside control.

    plus the added benefit of other deck options and attachments!!!
  7. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Chopper made a homeowners model for around $5999.00. It was basically the same without the oil coolers and the Donaldson air filter kit. It also did not have the OCDC. It was a 50" cut too. As far as I know they are still making it or at least a dealer should still have one. Speed and quality of cut would be the same as the higher priced version.
  8. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    You should be able to find a good used dc for the money.Last yr I bought one with all the bells and whistles except the stainless steel for less than 5 grand with good hrs.
  9. rodney

    rodney LawnSite Member
    from sw,ohio
    Messages: 103

    Lynn Gorrel has a 99 dc xf2500-60 for $4500 its in the used equipment section here at lawnsite.
  10. Hey you wrote what I was going to.

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