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#1 tom tractor OFFLINE  

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Posted May 01, 2016 - 08:21 PM

Hello All,


I am looking for a simple Garden tractor that is very reliable, simple to work on, foot hydro, and has a large cutting deck.  Any suggestions?  Specific years or models?

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Posted May 01, 2016 - 08:57 PM

Goats , several Goats, low maintenance ,4wd , 2-4 of them will cut a wide swath, plus fertilize, pretty simple, plus lots of models to choose from...

No ? How about this. http://gardentractor...atrac-line-fit/ the eleventh post , low hours , foot controlled hydro, 48" deck with mulching attachment, easy to work on ? hmm never had one of those.. okay anyways.. I'm prejudice but I thinks it's pretty nice , it's available but in PA.

If your looking at older units Bolens definitely have foot controlled hydro
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Posted May 01, 2016 - 09:02 PM


How about this. http://gardentractor...atrac-line-fit/ the eleventh post 


I have two of these machines and really like them. 

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Posted May 01, 2016 - 09:17 PM

What's your budget?

If your looking to spend around $8,000, I would suggest a JD X740 or a diesel Legacy.

Around $5,000, I would be looking for a Simplicity Legacy or a low hour JD 445, 455, or x495.

If your budget is closer to what price range I shop in, I'm always scouring for Massey 1855, Bolens HT 18-23, or a Ford LGT 145 or 165. The Ford is limited to a 50" deck.
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Posted May 01, 2016 - 09:38 PM

I LOVE the Legacys Ive had. Hands down best mower and all around light utility tractor. The one I have now is 4x4 with loader and backhoe. I have 8 3pt attachments and its so comfy to operate. 60" deck. You can buy 2x4s for under 2k these days, if youre ready to pounce on a deal. 2500 is common for a clean unit.

I ran a Prestige last yr and loved it. 54" deck is the biggest offered though. Foot controls, power steering and the very best cut on earth...Simplicity. I sold it for $1800.

I still choose to mow with a Sovereign though. 48" deck and I just picked up a 1990 with 17hp twin and power steering for $450. You just cant beat it for the money.
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Posted May 02, 2016 - 07:08 AM

Goats , several Goats, low maintenance ,4wd , 2-4 of them will cut a wide swath, plus fertilize, pretty simple, plus lots of models to choose from...



I have to disagree, I just cut the goat pen yesterday, they won't hardly touch the grass. Now I do not have any honey suckle or brush in the fence line.


I will agree the Simplicity lines are some of the best cutting riding tractors out there. My ole AC HB212 could cut like none other.

Edited by TAHOE, May 02, 2016 - 07:09 AM.

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