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Discussion in 'The Duck Hunters Forum' started by stevena198301, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. JP

    JP Elite Refuge Member

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    On the second season with a Hustler Raptor (52") and the 23HP Kawasaki engine. The John Deere (52") 190 Series I had for 12 seasons took ~3 hours to mow our ~4 acres. The Raptor takes ~1.75 hours. Cost was $2900 American.
     
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  2. Redonthehead

    Redonthehead Elite Refuge Member

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    We have a Hustler X-One at the property. Mows great and fast! Grass is usually quite tall before someone makes it out there to mow.

    IIRC we were told to avoid the Kohler EFI in favor of a Kawi even though it was carbed.
     
  3. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I've mowed some pretty decent hills on mine. Never felt unsafe.
     
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  4. JP

    JP Elite Refuge Member

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    The ZTR also saves us money as there's ~2 fewer beer stops in the difference between 1.75 & 3.00 hours.
     
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  5. tcc

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    So why do they may higher end full on commercial units as well? I'm not saying they aren't good mowers, but you simply aren't getting the same quality of mower at half the price. Dig deeper and you'll find hydrostatic transaxles vs separate pumps & motors, less powerful pumps, no or smaller hydraulic coolers, smaller spindles & bearings, lower blade speeds, etc.

    Now does that matter for the guy only mowing his yard? Not really, but the full commercial stuff will last longer and work better.
     
  6. Ron Gilmore

    Ron Gilmore Elite Refuge Member

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    Did dig deeper, and all those things you talk about are on their residential units but bigger on commercial, thicker deck, bigger hubs, etc,

    I know people dont like to here that especially those who overpay for (commercial) !
     
  7. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    Maybe you should tell all these dumbazz commercial mowers that aren't running Bad Boys. No sense in them paying twice as much for the same thing.
     
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  8. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm not a warranty guy. My experience has been stuff breaks right after the warranty runs out.
     
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    15thTN Elite Refuge Member

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    Those that fell for that bad boy pitch pay alot more on the back end. I know I sure have with my bad boy piece of crap.
     
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  10. okie drake

    okie drake Elite Refuge Member

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    You must be confused. Ron has informed us this cannot be. Now get back out there and mow with an attitude.
     
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