We mow about 6 of our ten + acres.
Three or four of those six we use the bush hog on, the remainder we use our
We bought it from the "Husky" dealer rather than a home store so it cost a
little more. It has a Kawasaki 22hp engine and a 48" cut.
I just love my Husky! In particular I like the way the hydroglide
transmission works. No notches to change from gear to gear, it just slides
giving a very wide range of speeds and the ability to slow down in a hurry
when you need to. The controls seem to be a bit more ergonomic than the
others did. I suggest you try whatever you are looking at out. Drive a few
of them at the dealership before you buy. See that it fits, if you like the
location of the controls, what accessories are available and so on.
Though you are thinking you may only use it to mow, I would like to offer
this suggestion. Think of buying a pull behind cart for it. I bought a two
wheel dump cart for mine and OMG it is the handiest thing! Now I use my
Husky to haul garden debris to the mulch pile, brush from under the trees,
rocks, soil, fallen branches... the list goes on and on. I even haul a push
mower, weed eater, rakes and shovels a couple of chairs and a water jug in
that little trailer when it's time to go clear weeds down by the pond. It's
one of the best $100 bills I have ever spent. Actually... I told my Hubby,
"This is what I want for my birthday".... he's a good listener ;ŽD
Hope you find something great!
| I'm in the market for a new riding mower/lawn tractor. I mow about
| 3/4 acre of grass in a flat yard with few obstacles. The only thing
| that I will do with this mower is cut grass and pick up leaves in the
| fall. I may buy an airator in the future and possible a cart, but
| that's it.
| I may buy a cheaper model from a box store, but prefer to go with
| something a little better built from a dealer that can service and
| repair the unit in the future. For me, that means Toro or John Deere
| - I'm not sure if there is a Cub Cadet or Simplicity dealer in my
| area. I know many people love their Deere's, but I'm not sure that I
| want to spend the $$ to get into the LT series and am unsure of the L
| series' quality and general "Deereness". The Deere dealer told me
| that the biggest issue with the L series is that the front axles need
| to be greased frequently. Considering that I can get an L110 with 42"
| cut and a 17.5 hp kohler for $1800, and a LT150 with a 15hp engine and
| 38" for $2500, greasing the front axle everytime I add gas doesn't
| seem like that much of an issue. I would appreciate other's opinions.
| I don't see many people posting their opinions or experiences with
| Toro riders. I have worked with the dealer near me and have been
| satisfied with his service. The only model that he carries in my
| price range is the 16-38HXL. It is on sale for $1900 right now.
| This is from the Toro website:
| Please advise.
| ~ Wyatt