Your mower of choice?

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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,648
    Willow wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Another good mower choice.

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    Dare I ask who's mower that is?

    Russ. :)



    We have a Husqvarna mower, that I like a lot. but it is nothing but trouble. not because it's built poorly, but for the past 3 years everything has started failing... I guess all the parts wear out around the same time. Eventually, we'll have a new mower, basically. ;)

    We really just need to replace a couple of parts, but my dad has decided not to fix it if it ain't broke... well the hydraulics went out yesterday so maybe we should've fixed it before it broke. :/
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,695
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    Willow wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Another good mower choice.

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    Dare I ask who's mower that is?

    Russ. :)


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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,380
    joecoulson wrote: »
    So I had the Troybilt Pony for about 5 years and it has been a good little workhorse. I really wanted to upgrade it over the years but since it ran so well it seem like a waste of money. However my father-in-law still uses a walk behind mower and his knees are giving out on him. So we decided to give him our mower and I got a new one :#

    So we got this beauty:

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    I’ve been using a John Deere 425 all-wheel steer for quite some time, always had John Deere. If I get a new one I’d very seriously consider a zero turn. However, I have a huge area to mow and I sometimes use the garden tractor for rototilling and have even thought about a snowblower attachment so would have to give it much thought. But that zero turn looks real nice.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,649
    When my trusty ol' (US-made) John Deere riding mower shuffles off this mortal coil, I
    want one of these (well, whatever the current model might be) :)
    I am, really, truly, "planning" to go to the local dealer and price on this spring :p If they happen to have zero percent financing on 'em... well... we'll just have to see what happens :)



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  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 423
    Nice
    Kubotas 3 cylinder Diesel is a great engine.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,649
    Our daughter and son in law have a real one :)
    Well, a semi-real one (48 hp).
    I get to use it some time. I love that thing.

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,309
    Some no name mower I got from the hardware store about 10 years ago.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,649
    That lawnmower has gotta be way more than 10 years old...
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,695
    Is it CARB compliant?
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,175
    Kubota is what I am thinking of. 400 series. Perhaps higher....including the stand alone.

    Talk to me....

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,175
    Bud.....dayummmm

    I would expect that of you.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,309
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    That lawnmower has gotta be way more than 10 years old...

    I don’t know about ‘way more’. Maybe 12 or so.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

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    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,964
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    That lawnmower has gotta be way more than 10 years old...

    Yea agree the carb is on top of the fuel. Way old!
  • verbverb Posts: 8,280
    My baby. We now have a lawn service, but I use this for mainly cleanup around the yard.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,380
    This popped up this morn. an hour ago. 300.00 :o What a SUPER DEAL!

    I have nowhere to store it. I have a neighbor that might've helped me get it home but...Then it would be a spider haven being out in my yard with just a tarp over it.

    Somebody's going to snatch this up in an hour or less already. :'(
    https://wilmington.craigslist.org/for/d/southport-john-deere-d155-lawn-tractor/6854625525.html
    I have an older (2017) John Deere, and have decided to hire a lawn service. I no longer need it. The lawnmower still works well, but I can't drive it anywhere, and I don't have a trailer. I don't have any idea how many hours are on it. I used it to cut the grass the first Summer, and sporadically this past year. If you can come get it, the mower can be yours.
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verbverb Posts: 8,280
    Wow! That is a deal! Go for it Tony! :smile:
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,380
    I really can't. I just checked and the ad is still up after 2 hrs. They live Waaay out from this city. 50 miles I think. But still, I thought somebody would've scooped that up with a trailer by now.

    Maybe next year, my barn shed will be able to house a riding mower like it used to.

    I had a Toro riding mower. It was awesome. The mower deck center bushing mount rusted away. I looked up a price for a new deck and it was about 750.00. Then ad shipping from Indiana or somewhere in the Midwest and it would've been over 1K. I def. couldn't afford that back then.

    I sure would've bought this mower if I had space and I was first to call them this morn. I would be pulling back into my driveway with it about now. :D
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,695
    You know? I'm surprised Toyota doesn't make mowers ...
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,649
    You know? I'm surprised Toyota doesn't make mowers ...

    I'd buy one, as long as it didn't have an automatic transmission and it didn't use 0W-20 oil :p
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,727
    One thing I love about the Deere is it has grease fittings for the spindles and other things. My old riding mower had sealed bearings in these areas and eventually failed. Simple things like that make for long lasting equipment.
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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,492
    edited April 26
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    Z930A for me, beast.

    Note the help sitting on it.
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,175
    That's a beast! Love the light kit.

    The more reseach I have done into mowers, the more I am looking at basically what you have there, only change is the manufacturer. I am looking at a Kuboto 52 or 60". How much was yours amd approx. how old is it, if you don't mind me asking?

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,492
    edited April 26
    treitz3 wrote: »
    That's a beast! Love the light kit.

    The more reseach I have done into mowers, the more I am looking at basically what you have there, only change is the manufacturer. I am looking at a Kuboto 52 or 60". How much was yours amd approx. how old is it, if you don't mind me asking?

    Tom

    Mine is a 2009, but didn’t sell until 2010. It is 29 HP Kawasaki, cuts like a dream. It has the 7 iron 60” deck with electric lift. I bought it at the dealer in 2016 for $6,000.00.

    Only thing I have had to replace was the drive belt for the blades.

    Don’t mind questions at all.

    I bought the lights at Amazon and mounted to an aluminum bar (angle iron)

    It is a commercial mower so I think it will outlast me.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,727
    The one I have is such a dream to mow with. The deck blasts through anything with ease. And the hydros are very powerful. Love this thing.
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,175
    One thing I have noticed is that the pricing for a 52" cut or a 60" cut is not enough to even worry about (read less than $100 in most all cases).

    What would you recommend for a 1.3 acre lot that is mostly grass with a lot of cut ins and a drain ditch at the front of the yard? Logic would tell me 60" but is there an advantage of the 52" cut that I may not be aware of?

    Mine will come with the light kit. That is standard equipment IMO as fast as my grass grows....

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,492
    treitz3 wrote: »
    One thing I have noticed is that the pricing for a 52" cut or a 60" cut is not enough to even worry about (read less than $100 in most all cases).

    What would you recommend for a 1.3 acre lot that is mostly grass with a lot of cut ins and a drain ditch at the front of the yard? Logic would tell me 60" but is there an advantage of the 52" cut that I may not be aware of?

    Mine will come with the light kit. That is standard equipment IMO as fast as my grass grows....

    Tom

    I love my 60”, never had a smaller one so I can’t compare. It mows very even everywhere.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,695
    edited April 26
    Lazer Z 60" if I had 1.3 Acres

    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,727
    I have some elevation changes that are abrupt and I wanted a smaller deck to be more nimble. I have an acre and it’s done in 25 mins avg.
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  • BMF35BMF35 Posts: 87
    Honda. First one lasted me about 20 years before giving it to my brother so I'd have an excuse to buy a new one. Second one is about 17 years old now. Zero problems with either of them other than they won't mow my yard by itself.
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