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Old January 25th, 2012, 11:22 AM
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If you go the professional route...find out what the local landscaping/lawn companies use. You will be able to have your equipment serviced easily and parts will be readily available.

Whichever route you decide to go, pay a little more for the professional grade stuff... equipment from the big box stores will serve you well but they won't have the same longevity.

I suggest you take a ride down to your local lawn and garden shop and check out what they have, it may give you a better idea of what you need/want.
Agree - and I should have said it in my post as well.

I have been using the same mom and pop landscaper shop for years. They gave me an account even though I'm a home owner and always do well. Things break, so they are pretty if something happens. Plus they have taught me a few things over the years (like not to swtich fuel caps between a backpack blower and hedge trimmers). Try going back to a big box with a 3 year old snowblower to get serviced. Heck, my guys will send a truck/trailer to pick up my Bobcat rider for it's spring service. Or the time I wanted to sell my walker. They didn't have a trade in policy but sure enough within a day I had it sold to a local guy due to them "spreading the word".

If the local shop has been in business for a while, they'll know what works and what doesn't.

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see gravely mentioned several times in this thread. I have two walk behinds with sulkys and one has a steering sulky. Don used the right term-beasts. especialy with dual wheels and bar tread tires. They will do most anything but can be rough on the operator. I have snow/dozer blades and never use them. The Gravely tractor yahoo forum is so active I had to unsubscribe.
When I was landscaping during college - my boss would offer us extra hours to do maintenance on his property. I had the Gravely brush hog out after work one day cutting the rows between his Xmas trees. Sure enough I "found" a hole where a tree had been taken out but the tall grass hid it. One of the wheels dropped in and I got a bar with controls jab right into my thigh. Still hurts thinking about it. Surprised the shit out of me and that was when I was cutting lawns behind a Bobcat walker all day/ever day (granted the Bobcat is a lighter duty machine...). And that Gravely wanted to keep going. Like you said, rough on the operator - you'll need to have your stuff together before getting behind one.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 05:10 PM
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When I was landscaping during college - my boss would offer us extra hours to do maintenance on his property. I had the Gravely brush hog out after work one day cutting the rows between his Xmas trees. Sure enough I "found" a hole where a tree had been taken out but the tall grass hid it. One of the wheels dropped in and I got a bar with controls jab right into my thigh. Still hurts thinking about it. Surprised the shit out of me and that was when I was cutting lawns behind a Bobcat walker all day/ever day (granted the Bobcat is a lighter duty machine...). And that Gravely wanted to keep going. Like you said, rough on the operator - you'll need to have your stuff together before getting behind one.
I upgraded both of mine to dual tires with tractor type bar tread. It makes it so the damn things will cut accross on a 45+ slope. I have two of the commercial 40 inch mower decks for them as well as the bush hogs that will litterally eat bricks. The kids dread them. The john deere hydrostatic with cruise control,comfy seat, and cup holder gets a lot more playing time.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 05:34 PM
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..as the bush hogs that will litterally eat bricks.
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The kids dread them.
Yup, but they should thank you. Operating those machine will make them tough and teach them a thing or 2.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 07:02 PM
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Danny...when the hell did you move to Philly???

Peter...see you picked up a '95 90 from your profile, nice man - who's was it?
I picked up a stock AA yellow D90 from a friend of a friend.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 12:09 AM
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I suggest you take a ride down to your local lawn and garden shop and check out what they have, it may give you a better idea of what you need/want.

Couple links...

http://lawnsite.com is a professional landscape forum with tons of information.

http://exmark.com/Default.aspx

http://agriculture.newholland.com/us.../products.aspx

http://www.polarisindustries.com/en-...mo_RGR_Generic
Will definitely do this weekend. Thanks very much for the tips

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There is always excellent deals on craigslist if you do a search on allofcraigslist dot com...it will search all of your selected state and there is always great bargains if you want to travel a little..
Good idea, I don't mind traveling a bit
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DUDE... I deal with ice every stinking day...when I mix myself a nice cold drink when i get home....
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Gustavo.... That freaking hurts man... I thought we had something going there for a while... totally hurt...distraught, belittled, upset, etc etc etc..
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