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Old 03-28-2013, 04:25 PM
zipsayain zipsayain is offline
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Default Does anyone here do there own mowing? If so..

How do you feel about zero turn mowers? My dads thinking about getting one this year. But he wants to know if they have more of a bouncy ride too them then a rider?
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:34 PM
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dunno if they are more bouncy, way out of my price range, haha. they are great to have if you've got alot of trees & obstcles in the yard, of course i'm talking a big yard too.

me, i find it just as easy with my old craftsman tractor, 42" deck, hydrostatic trans. i mow all the big areas then touch up around trees & planter beds with my old push mower, takes me about the same time as my neighbors zero turn tractor.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:37 PM
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I heard their pretty good, I use a push mower lol

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Old 03-28-2013, 04:38 PM
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I heard their pretty good, I use a push mower lol

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lol that's what i used forever, did 6+ acres with one. might be why i love my working riding tractor so much
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:40 PM
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dunno if they are more bouncy, way out of my price range, haha. they are great to have if you've got alot of trees & obstcles in the yard, of course i'm talking a big yard too.

me, i find it just as easy with my old craftsman tractor, 42" deck, hydrostatic trans. i mow all the big areas then touch up around trees & planter beds with my old push mower, takes me about the same time as my neighbors zero turn tractor.
Same here on the 42" Craftsman and I have a battery powered push mower,weed eater,blower since I have trouble pulling the starter cord...
(3 shoulder rotator cuff surgeries) I really enjoy detailing my yard and a great time to think when riding the mower...

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Old 03-28-2013, 04:45 PM
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Shitty thing about the zero turn is you can't drink anything while mowing unless you're real good and can use one hand on both bars.

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Old 03-28-2013, 04:48 PM
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Shitty thing about the zero turn is you can't drink anything while mowing unless you're real good and can use one hand on both bars.

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Haha. Good point. But otherwise I am a big fan of the zero turn mowers. Take a bit of time to get used too, but let you get really close to obstacles. I have used a John Deere one and thought it was awesome. I have used many other non-zero turn ones and much prefer the zero turn.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:51 PM
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Never Been a fan of zero turn I like walk behinds

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Old 03-28-2013, 04:51 PM
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Haha. Good point. But otherwise I am a big fan of the zero turn mowers. Take a bit of time to get used too, but let you get really close to obstacles. I have used a John Deere one and thought it was awesome. I have used many other non-zero turn ones and much prefer the zero turn.
Oh definitely gets some getting used to. The in laws have a cub cadet "the tank" lol. On that one at least it's real easy to spin the tires and make a mess of the yard when turning tight until you're used to it.

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:00 PM
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Oh definitely gets some getting used to. The in laws have a cub cadet "the tank" lol. On that one at least it's real easy to spin the tires and make a mess of the yard when turning tight until you're used to it.

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:21 PM
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Shitty thing about the zero turn is you can't drink anything while mowing unless you're real good and can use one hand on both bars.

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I could be wrong, but last year i saw a $14,000 zero turn with steering wheel..

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:34 PM
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The thing with the zero turns is they are only lawn mowers. My pops has a cub cadet that he uses as a lawn mower and snow blower. He tows a trailer for yard work with it too. It's practically a work quad.

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:44 PM
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I know an old guy (70-ish) that is on his second zero turn mower. He said once he got his first one, he couldn't go back to a normal one LoL
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:54 PM
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The thing with the zero turns is they are only lawn mowers. My pops has a cub cadet that he uses as a lawn mower and snow blower. He tows a trailer for yard work with it too. It's practically a work quad.

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:58 PM
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Id rather take a few passes and have all the attachments. For the basic package, i believe the regular ones are cheaper too.

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