New Lawn Tractor

mondo(Michigan)April 30, 2014

Giving my 3 year old HQV to son in law and looking for new unit. It is the 24 horse kow engine that is real nice, but the bagger belt was an issue so I will look at other brands. Budget is around $5k. Have 1 acre, some hills. Will only mow and bring the boat up to driveway from back yard. Want decent sized unit since I am a big boy. I have owned 2 HQV, also JD and Toro which were good units. Need good bagger for leaves as I have a lot of trees and will buy from dealer with maintenance service. Not a fan of Kohler engines. Will only mow and tow a lawn cart, no snow or garden needs. Not really wanting zero turn but tractor with tight steering would be nice. mid 40 to 50 inch deck or so. Plan on keeping this for a while so price could increase slightly if needed. Have a nice bluegrass lawn so want a good cut. Want quality unit. I am in SW Michigan. Any comments welcomed.

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jimmy56_gw

I like the John Deere x320 which is well in that price range or the Simplicity Broadmoor and Conquest.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 9:23PM
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larso1(So. CO Zone 5)

You may think you don't really want a zero turn until you start using one. It's so fast! If you actually like spending your time mowing for a day, then a ZTR is not for you. But if you like to get er done and have time for other stuff, the ZTR is the only way to go. Been there, done that. Had lawn tractors before, with and without baggers, now have a JD 425 EZtrak with fan assisted bagger and will never go back. Short learning curve using the sticks. Of course this is just my opinion...YMMV.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 12:12AM
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