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#1 fedora OFFLINE  

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Posted June 13, 2013 - 09:19 PM

If you went out and bought a brand spanking new GT to handle 1 acre of yard and use a snowblower attachment, what would you be looking at and why? To make it harder, lets limit the price(just the GT) to $3K.

 

I'm still thinking of an older unit with a resto, but my better half wants a new unit to sport around.


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Posted June 13, 2013 - 09:29 PM

Husqvarna, they have a model with a plate steel deck, bolt on rear tires, I've heard great things about them. This isn't the model you buy at the box store. retails for around 2900.00, on sale for about 2700.00. If your serious about looking at a newer mower take a look at this, it blows away almost every tractor in it's category, well I guess you can be the judge.

http://www.husqvarna...ctors/gth24k54/


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Posted June 13, 2013 - 10:09 PM

If you went out and bought a brand spanking new GT to handle 1 acre of yard and use a snowblower attachment, what would you be looking at and why? To make it harder, lets limit the price(just the GT) to $3K.

 

I'm still thinking of an older unit with a resto, but my better half wants a new unit to sport around.

A new machine with a snowblower for less than 3k?  Dang post it up if anyone finds that combo.


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Posted June 13, 2013 - 10:14 PM

No, not with the blower,lol, just the GT,lol. I can eat accessory costs if the better half doesn't want to walk behind an old snoblower.



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Posted June 13, 2013 - 10:24 PM

Quick question about the Husqvarna. I didn't see any mention as to how the forward and reverse are controlled. Is it done with a foot control? 



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Posted June 13, 2013 - 10:26 PM

Quick question about the Husqvarna. I didn't see any mention as to how the forward and reverse are controlled. Is it done with a foot control? 

yep, foot feed hydro, 24hp Kawasaki, 54 inch deck, 8 mph 23x10.50-12 rears and 16x6.50-8 fronts, a real GT. The model number is GTH24K54


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Posted June 13, 2013 - 10:29 PM

No, not with the blower,lol, just the GT,lol. I can eat accessory costs if the better half doesn't want to walk behind an old snoblower.

Thanks for that clarification,,,, JD is out, nothing new and ground engaging at that price.



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Posted June 13, 2013 - 10:35 PM

 but my better half wants a new unit to sport around.

 

Convince her that she would look much cooler "sporting" around on one of these:

 

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http://reading.craig...3787110171.html

 

or this:

 

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http://harrisburg.cr...3863266972.html



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Posted June 13, 2013 - 10:49 PM

Convince her that she would look much cooler "sporting" around on one of these:

 

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http://reading.craig...3787110171.html

 

or this:

 

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http://harrisburg.cr...3863266972.html

You don't convince women folk of anything except you will try and not lose the shopping cart again


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Posted June 14, 2013 - 06:37 AM

If I told my wife her butt would look better on the older one than she would go for it.


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Posted June 14, 2013 - 06:45 AM

Tell her it is new, even though it only cost $2,500 :oh_shucks:

 

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Honey, they were on clearance, and the 60 inch deck will get the lawn done so much faster. 

 

YOU can use the extra $500 to buy a pair of shoes, AND matching purse!! :love:


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Posted June 14, 2013 - 06:47 AM

That Husqvarna looks like a very nice machine for mowing . Nice 18" turning radius would come in handy 


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Posted June 14, 2013 - 08:27 AM

I have a friend who bought one of those Husky's last summer. He seems to like it, but with last years drought he did not get many hours on it yet.



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Posted June 14, 2013 - 05:01 PM

Are there any decent "new" garden tractors???

Anything I ever had that was new didn't last no time at all and I just go back to the old "classic" GT's, besides they are easier to work on too :)


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Posted June 14, 2013 - 05:08 PM

Are there any decent "new" garden tractors???

Anything I ever had that was new didn't last no time at all and I just go back to the old "classic" GT's, besides they are easier to work on too :)

I don't have 3,000 to spare, so I'll stay with the old one, but like I said go look at this model, drive it, see what you think. I think it will match up to the high dollar Simplicity's, Cub's and Deere's for half the money. It is a real GT






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