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#1 farmerall ONLINE  

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Posted June 16, 2013 - 06:23 PM

I work at a golf course and sometimes I mow the rough. This is one of the mowers we have. It's a Jacobsen Turfcat with a 72in mower deck. It's AWD and has a 3 cylinder Kubota diesel. I always enjoy using this mower and it can mow a lot of grass fast,

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Posted June 16, 2013 - 06:41 PM

Next newer model than mine:

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They certainly eat up the acres, don't they?


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Posted June 16, 2013 - 11:37 PM

Nice.

 

We have a Toro Groundsmaster with 72" deck down at the farm.It cuts awesome on flat ground but the corners of the deck dig in on the slightest little hills.It has skids but it still digs in.But boy do they make sort work of mowing lol.

 

We got ours at an auction for $200.It needed a $280 water pump and new thermostat.I wish it was a Diesel though,it's mighty thirsty.It has the 4 cylinder continental gas engine in it.

 

 

 

This is the same model we have.

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 05:08 AM

 Those are all nice commercial mowers. I would think the lower fuel consumption of a diesel would pay for itself in a high hour application like a golf course.



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Posted June 17, 2013 - 05:31 AM

All nice mowers , how many blades do you run at 72" cuts ?



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Posted June 17, 2013 - 09:11 AM

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 10:02 AM

Nice to get "seat time" at work!

 

If I was a golfer, you would find my (golf) balls in the rough when you mow!


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 07:47 PM

All nice mowers , how many blades do you run at 72" cuts ?

 

Mine has 3, heavier than crud. Blade uses two 5/16" bolts onto a larger hub, that uses a 3/4" bolt to the spindle.


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 07:58 PM

I know exactly what these machines can do.  My John Deere F935 is also 22hp diesel with 72" cut.  They all can lay down a LOT of grass in a very short time!  Do the Jakes have differential lock like my 935?  Makes them go almost anywhere!  I have loaded ags on mine as I have to mow some steep slopes.



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Posted June 17, 2013 - 08:41 PM

 Do the Jakes have differential lock like my 935?  Makes them go almost anywhere!  I have loaded ags on mine as I have to mow some steep slopes.

 

Yep, diff lock and steering brakes, even. Suspension seat, PS, and a seat belt.

 

I thought I was going to remove the open cab on mine, but I trimmed all the trees up instead. I love having the roof. Really makes the cupholder install location much handier, also.



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Posted June 18, 2013 - 11:23 AM

We just Traded our Ferris IS5000 72" zero turn at church for a  Grasshopper 721D 61". The 'Hopper is so much easier to use, actually cut the cutting time down as it's more stable, easier to get in places,and you're not working your last good nerve driving it like we did with the Ferris. The Ferris was a heavy, almost hard to control machine, we all like the grashopper much better.






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