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#1 tom tractor ONLINE  

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Posted April 16, 2018 - 02:37 PM

Any suggestions for the best older Garden Tractor that supports a 60 inch mowing deck. I am open to any make. I have a large area this year to mow.
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Posted April 16, 2018 - 02:47 PM

Hills or flat?

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Posted April 16, 2018 - 02:48 PM

Flat land. The deck can be between 50-60 inches wide.


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Posted April 16, 2018 - 03:02 PM

If it is just mowing I would say a zero turn.  If a garden tractor I would look for a JD 420 or a Cub Cadet 72 or 82 series.


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Posted April 16, 2018 - 03:09 PM

How large an area we talking about?  AND, what makes have a good dealer network near you?


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Posted April 16, 2018 - 03:16 PM

Add a 520H Wheel Horse to the list if you have a Toro dealer in your area.


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Posted April 16, 2018 - 03:26 PM

Gravely G series riders



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Posted April 16, 2018 - 03:30 PM

I gotta say, my 430 John Deere w/60" deck sure does a nice job mowing.....on hills or flat.


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Posted April 16, 2018 - 03:39 PM

I'll throw in something I know little about:  Number series Cub LoBoys (154, 185, 184).  Lots of them around and those large tires should help keep you from being beat to death if it's at all rough.

 

Light on HP though.  Probably not a good choice if the grass is thick and/or you let it get tall.


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Posted April 16, 2018 - 05:33 PM

how about a gang reel mower - you can get 3 gang, 5 gang or 7 gang set up


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Posted April 16, 2018 - 05:42 PM

When I had a lot of grass to mow (4-5 acres)I bought a used Diesel compact tractor with a 4 ft belly mount and a 4 ft. pull behind. This allowed me to cut approx 7 ft at a time and then unhook the pull type mower and mow the small areas of the yard with the 4 ft mower on the tractor. Think 4 Ft trimming mower.... HA

The yard was open enough that this worked well for me on the majority of the yard,

It depends on how the yard is laid out and the big thing is how big your budget is for the project.

Large mowers can consume a surprising amount of gasoline Diesels are more thrifty for fuel usage,


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Posted April 16, 2018 - 05:49 PM

Interesting idea with the pull behind mower. I currently have a JD 316 with 50inch deck. I would like to upgrade though. Largely because it’s fun to try different machines out
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Posted April 16, 2018 - 06:13 PM

JD 4X5 series, aws if you have lots of obstacles.

 

Simplicity Legacy mows nicer, but may be difficult to find a good used one if your area is Simplicity deficient.


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Posted April 18, 2018 - 05:54 AM

I think I will try this..(link below)... seriously. It looks like an excellent cheep option.

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Posted April 18, 2018 - 06:45 AM

Bet those push mower wheels don't last long.






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