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Old 01-24-2021, 10:23 AM   #51
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I live on 15 acres and keep about 5 of it mowed with a grasshopper 526V-52” front mount mower. I’ve only had it about three years but it’s been a great mower so far. It has the Briggs &Stratton Vanguard engine which has great reviews. I think there a lot of great mowers today but there are things in one that might have more value to you than another. I mow around my pond and cut the grass all the way to the water with no issues due to the front mount deck. For my needs it is great but I can also appreciate the smooth suspension systems of other brands. There are times that I wish I had a wider mowing deck but my property is not at all flat and the narrower deck is much more manageable in the uneven spots. Good luck in your search.
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Old 01-24-2021, 10:23 AM   #52
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Anybody mowing bigger areas? We just bought 14 acres that is fairly rocky and I’m in the market for a mower too. Probably only mow 3 acres on a regular basis.
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Old 01-24-2021, 10:51 AM   #53
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Buy a tractor and bush hog for that much property, nightmare mowing on rocky soil with a zero turn.

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Old 01-24-2021, 10:54 AM   #54
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Anybody mowing bigger areas? We just bought 14 acres that is fairly rocky and Iím in the market for a mower too. Probably only mow 3 acres on a regular basis.
Buy a tractor and bush hog for that much property, nightmare mowing on rocky soil with a zero turn.

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Old 01-24-2021, 11:09 AM   #55
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Have used Gravely 48 HD Kawasaki for several years and have been pleased with it. They will all see the shop from time to time especially id you are cutting any unimproved property. If you have slopes you need to cut sideways or up hill instead of down you will probably want something other than a Zero-Turn. Graveley is worth the price difference for the all steel deck. You should remember whatever brand you get Amazon is your friend for parts and filters, including starters.
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Old 01-24-2021, 11:41 AM   #56
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Better research those Kawasaki engines. Lots of problems in recent years. Older ones were good.
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Old 01-24-2021, 11:50 AM   #57
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Old 01-24-2021, 11:56 AM   #58
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I bought a grasshopper in 2004
I used it a lot and I’m still using it.
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Old 01-24-2021, 12:00 PM   #59
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It’s a 220 with a 20hp Koehler engine
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Old 01-24-2021, 12:05 PM   #60
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I love my Ferris IS2100Z. If you want comfort, it is the Cadillac.
This is what I have and itís a joy to use.
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Old 05-03-2021, 12:40 PM   #61
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Anyone have any experience with a Kubota z251 with a 25hp Koehler, 54”?? Needing a new mower and looking hard at this one.
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Old 05-03-2021, 12:54 PM   #62
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I'm sure there are lots of good mowers out there. I can only comment on what I have. I've had a Gravely HD with a Kawasaki for the last 4 years and it has been great. It is very well built and gets used a lot.
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Old 05-03-2021, 01:17 PM   #63
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No complaints about my Gravely HD 52. Kawasaki engine, fabricated deck. Only downfall is that I canít drink as much beer on it as I could with my tractor style JD.


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Old 05-03-2021, 01:51 PM   #64
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I have a Hustler Raptor SD and just recently upgraded to a Scag Tiger Cat 2.
What used to take me 4 hours with the Hustler, I can now do in 2 with the Scag.
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