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New Mower
« on: April 13, 2018, 03:53:31 PM »
I figured it was time to trade for a new mower. Previously I had the largest residential mower that Deere made when I bought it and had quite a few seasons of mowing with it. My biggest issue was the ride and lack of seat comfort.

I was at my local John Deere dealership this week and saw this commercial mower with an air ride seat and could hear it calling my name. It should cut my mowing time down substantially and is a much larger frame to get above much of the dust associated with a zero turn. Also very fast.
14.08 acres, John Deere 5055E, Stevens Row Hippers and cultivator, 8' Bush Hog, 74" Frontier Tiller, John Deere Z950M

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Re: New Mower
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 04:14:49 PM »
DoubleB-- congratulations -- Now you can really git er done.

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Re: New Mower
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 04:26:11 PM »
When I went from a standard 48" riding mower to a 50" zero turn, I cut my mowing time in half.  From approx 4 hours to approx 2 hours.  As long as I have this much to cut. I will never go back. 

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Re: New Mower
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 05:03:36 PM »
Double B....congrats!! Know you are so happy to get a new mower. We have an 18 or 19 yr old Snapper so know our time is coming!

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Re: New Mower
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2018, 01:16:35 AM »
Mr BB, congratulations.

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Re: New Mower
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2018, 07:39:00 AM »
Congratulations Double B. Nice looking mower!
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Re: New Mower
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2018, 09:21:45 AM »

 I hope it treats you well!

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Re: New Mower
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2018, 11:29:52 AM »
that is a great looking mower double b!  congrats!   you will be power mowing with that bad boy!

have fun!
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Re: New Mower
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2018, 06:37:44 PM »
Let us know how it works... Air ride seat sounds like a winner to me.. my Kubota is Ruff....

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Re: New Mower
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2018, 11:19:08 AM »
Congrats Double B!  You'll look good on that fine grass cutting machine.  You will definitely be glad it was calling your name.

I had cut my 2.5 acres with a tractor and belly mower for years until the mower couldn't be patched together again.  So I went and bought a commercial Gravely zero turn.  So happy my mower went belly up and wish now it had done that some years ago!!  The ride is much smoother and can cut in half the time.  That will give you some time back for other garden activities.
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Re: New Mower
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2018, 09:49:57 AM »
Since everybody with big grass to cut is high up on the riding mowers, does anyone have a nice, reliable self-propelled mulching mower with a bag attachment that they might wanna sell?

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