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Need advice on new lawn tractor

Posted by merlynsdad FL (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 26, 13 at 12:45

I have a 10 yr old Troy Bilt Pony that has been in the shop almost every year, including having the entire deck replaced when it rusted through. Now the PTO cable is apparently broken. Rather than prolong my misery I'm in the market for a new tractor. I mow about a half acre of flat St. Augustine grass weekly for about 9-10 months here in FL. I'm leaning toward either a JD or Husqvarna, but haven't tested either. I'm 71 yrs old and in good shape, but not particularly mechanical. What would you guys recommend for under $2k?

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RE: Need advice on new lawn tractor

  • Posted by ericwi Dane County WI (My Page) on
    Sat, Oct 26, 13 at 13:58

You must be on speaking terms with the local lawnmower repair shop. They might know about a good deal on a piece of used equipment that they consider to be reliable and easily maintained. That might be a good place to start.

RE: Need advice on new lawn tractor

I'm looking at a JD D110. What do you think of it? I don't really want a used one because that's probably no better than what I have now. And yes, the repair guy knows me by name.

RE: Need advice on new lawn tractor

  • Posted by larso1 So. CO Zone 5 (My Page) on
    Sat, Oct 26, 13 at 18:30

I think if it's just a broken cable on your present mower, you have a new deck on it so if it was me I'd take a chance and save a lot by just having the cable replaced., If there are other existing issues then that would be a different story.

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