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zero turn mowers..... #7244957
04/16/21 06:41 PM
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venango county,pennslyvania
minklessinpa Offline OP
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what to look for when buying one? was looking at a simplicity, since the dealer is close by.


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Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: minklessinpa] #7244959
04/16/21 06:45 PM
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Western Shore Delaware
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Quality, warranty, and DEALER SERVICE! :-)


"Humans are the hardest people to get along with."
Dr. Phillip Snow
Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: minklessinpa] #7244960
04/16/21 06:47 PM
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All I'll add to what sja said is get one with a spring suspension.


John 3:18

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Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: minklessinpa] #7244973
04/16/21 07:06 PM
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Rodney,Ohio
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What I will be looking for the next time I get one is that deck belt them routing. Got a z track john deere and I hate putting new belts on because of all the unnecessary crap you have to take off to put a new belt on.

Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: minklessinpa] #7244976
04/16/21 07:09 PM
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I've had a ferris for 8 years. It has coil over springs on all wheels, rides better than my pickup. I bought it because of multiple back surgeries. I can ride it all day with no problems. I mow over 600 lawns a year with it, just replaced the original belts last year.

Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: minklessinpa] #7244981
04/16/21 07:11 PM
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All you need to look for is Scag.

Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: minklessinpa] #7244983
04/16/21 07:15 PM
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Western Shore Delaware
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I've had JD's, Husler, Huskys and both gas and diesel Kubotas. Kubotas are the most reliable and issue free that I've found. :-)


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Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: BvrRetriever] #7244994
04/16/21 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by BvrRetriever
All you need to look for is Scag.



Could not have said it any better.


https://www.scag.com/product-category/zero-turn-riding-mowers/

Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: minklessinpa] #7245022
04/16/21 08:04 PM
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Central Pennsylvania
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I really like my Toro.


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Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: Nittany Lion] #7245033
04/16/21 08:22 PM
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I run a scag turf tiger - Good investment, no problems ...but not cheap ..

Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: minklessinpa] #7245051
04/16/21 08:46 PM
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How big a yard? Engine manufacturers? Level yard or good hills? I've got hills so I went with a cub zero turn w/steering wheel. LOve it. It has the Kawasaki engine. Dealer close by as well.Also get a stout deck. One of the best rated when I was lookming was the Bad Boy and Ariens.


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Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: minklessinpa] #7245057
04/16/21 08:53 PM
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I am running a 72 exmark.
Freaking love this thing....


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Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: minklessinpa] #7245063
04/16/21 08:57 PM
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I have a scag liberty z. good warranty and great mower.


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Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: The Possum Man] #7245069
04/16/21 09:04 PM
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The exmarks arr nice.The vacuum comes in handy for leaves and when you don’t get around to mowing when you should.


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Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: minklessinpa] #7245090
04/16/21 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by minklessinpa
what to look for when buying one? was looking at a simplicity, since the dealer is close by.


Dealer support is important. I bought a Snapper 3 years ago because I have a local dealer. It is a great mower.

Simplicity has been around for a long time and I've never heard much bad about them.

Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: minklessinpa] #7245102
04/16/21 09:42 PM
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got a JD 54"deck no problems

Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: minklessinpa] #7245120
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Love my Exmark.



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Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: minklessinpa] #7245129
04/16/21 10:08 PM
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Have an older ex mark 56 in deck and a newer grasshopper 52, ex mark has a wider stance and bigger tires, better on hills and ditches, both are great mowers, but as said above, parts availability and dealer service close by is key on whatever you choose. Good luck

Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: minklessinpa] #7245273
04/17/21 06:48 AM
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Got a big commercial kioti to do our 3 acres, really nice machine. Most comfortable adjustable seat around.
Jim

Last edited by jabNE; 04/17/21 06:49 AM.

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Re: zero turn mowers..... [Re: GaTurkeyHunter] #7245276
04/17/21 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by GaTurkeyHunter
Love my Exmark.


Almost all commercial operations I see are using Exmark mowers. Must be a reason.

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