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#16 jdcrawler OFFLINE  



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Posted September 22, 2014 - 05:39 PM

I like mowing with my Toro Groundsmaster because it has a 88 inch wide cut and it's diesel so it doesn't use a lot of fuel.



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Posted September 22, 2014 - 07:24 PM

It depends.  I alternate a few weeks at a time between my old garden tractors and my modern lawn tractors.  The modern lawn tractors have foot pedal hydro, sharp blades, good running engines,comfy seats, easy steering, and working mufflers.  I can cut the lawn fast and do a nice job.


After a while, all that comfort and reliability gets boring, and I have to get out the old garden tractor.  I love the garden tractor because...because I am amazed I have kept it running!  It amazes me that my rudimentary repairs have kept this 44 year old tractor doing the job.  The only garden tractor I still have that has a deck is my Cub Cadet 147.  I recently sold the 72.  That was the tractor that made me grin the most.  The prior owner practically tried to talk me out of it, it was missing parts, and didn't run.  The first time I had it mowing, I couldn't stop smiling!

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Posted September 22, 2014 - 07:25 PM

My Dad and I like to use our Supers as they will cut grass just about as fast as we can stay in the seats! 



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Posted September 22, 2014 - 07:30 PM

I use a sears 11 hp / 38" cut. It works good and is easy to steer. Much better on gas than the garden tractors. Six cuts per tank, rather than the 140 John Deere at two cuts per tank. John Deere a little faster and I like the hydro better, but much better gas milage on the old sears lawn tractor. I have 6 garden tractors, 3 yard tractors, 3 lawn tractors, 6 parts tractors, numerous mowing decks, many attachments for the garden tractors and 1951 ferguson tractor with two sod plow , with a rear scraping blade. Noel
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Posted September 22, 2014 - 08:40 PM

what a pretty lawn,mower does a nice job for sure!


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Posted September 22, 2014 - 09:36 PM

I like using my old Ford b/c the aluminum deck doesn't rust.  don't have to worry about scraping grass or painting underneath just go

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Posted September 23, 2014 - 06:39 AM

I use a 20 year old JD F525:  HPIM2034 - Copy.JPG  HPIM2033 - Copy.JPG  The deck follows the ground contour & the extended left side will mow under trees & shrubs.  It will turn nearly as well as a ZTR, including around square corners!  ~~  Lowell

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Posted September 23, 2014 - 11:44 AM

I love my restified JD 120 - Cuts great, starts easy with the points-less ignition, and I love the snarl of the k301 at WOT. 

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Posted September 23, 2014 - 06:05 PM

I like mowing with my Estate Keepers because they can turn on a dime and have the best cut in the Bolens lineup In my opinion


Hey Doc,

I thought these tractors were supposed to be all green with yellow wheels? Weren't these made by John Deere?  :poke:  :smilewink:

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Posted September 23, 2014 - 06:40 PM

Hey Doc,

I thought these tractors were supposed to be all green with yellow wheels? Weren't these made by John Deere?  :poke:  :smilewink:


Dont get me started!!!  :D :D :D

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Posted September 23, 2014 - 11:02 PM

Garden tractor for sure, I don't need a big 72 inch deck but my cub cadet 1440 is perfect for mowing. It has a 48 or so inch deck and it is the perfect size, not so big that it scalps the lawn, and it can fit thr u tight spaces. I drove a craftsman lawn tractor once, and it doesn't compare. The craftsman gets as much traction as a dually on ice, in other words none. My cub 1440 walks up any hill going fast, or slow. That craftsman you have to gun it and hope for the best, and you usually end up doing a lawn burnout. I have a cub 3165 that was loaded with 500 or so pounds plus myself up a very steep hill with no issues whatsoever. You can't make it that hill with the craftsman unloaded.
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Posted September 25, 2014 - 06:20 AM

Depends on the job. If its a small area, I get out the JD 68 RER. A little bigger area, I use the Sears LT4000. Big areas, deeper/thicker grass, I break out the FF/20. Large areas are reserved for the Toro GroundsMaster 322D similar to Rays above. That thing is a blast to ride!