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which mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PRO PROPERTY CARE, Feb 15, 2003.


    PRO PROPERTY CARE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 198

    I am getting ready to purchase my first mowers.
    I cant decide between a 52" hp or a 72"eps (exmarks).
    The reason being , I may get 4 large ball diamonds to cut.
    There about 2 or 3 acres each.
    Would the 52" be enough for these jobs. If I buy the 52" I can still use it for samller jobs, If I buy the 72" im stuck with it for larger jobs only.
    Any thaoughts would help .
  2. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    How about something in the middle of a 52'' & 72", like a 60" deck.
  3. Dan1944

    Dan1944 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    I can get my 52" Z in all my gated yard accounts. A 60" would not make it. Although I would like the bigger cut. If I had the situation that our Canadian friend is faced with and still have my gated accounts, I might consider speed like in a 52" Hustler Super Z. Ball fields are (hopefully) smooth so you would be able to take advantage of the speed. Just my thoughts, Yes, I know there are other brands that offer fast Z models, all are good.
  4. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,117

    Why not put off purchasing the mower until you find out if you get the sports fields?

    And a 52" will take you maybe 15-20% more time than a 72"
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    We do a baseball field. With the 52", it feels like you're taking a slow boat to China. Normally, I use one of our 72" mowers on the outfield and let the 52" do the infield and base lines.

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