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    Default Land pride vs woods

    I am in the market for a 72 inch finish mower my choices around here are land pride and woods. The land pride is 1675.00 and the woods is 1779.00 can anyone give me any pros and cons of these 2 mowers? I will be mowing 4 acres of bermuda grass that is growing very fast. I am cutting it with a 60 inch ZTR right now that i use in my lawn service and its time to put my kubota to work.
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    Default Re: Land pride vs woods

    Didn't list models can't give any specifics.

    In general those are two good brands and should be close to each other.

    You can compare a few things.

    1) Blade tip speed. Higher is usually better.
    2) Blade size, geometry etc. Thicker and heavier is usually more robust
    3) Weight. Heavier may have a thicker deck and be more reliable long term. Too heavy and it may lead to ruts in the yard.

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    Default Re: Land pride vs woods

    My personal preference is Woods, based on a disappointing experience so far with the one piece of Landpride I own (not a mower) and the way that Woods stuff looks really well built.

    However, based on both specs and reputation, they are considered about the same quality.

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    Default Re: Land pride vs woods

    I have the Woods 72" side discharge mower. It is a good unit and does a good job of mowing.

    However, I would almost bet that your 60" zero turn will mow the same four acres faster than a kubota with a 72" rear mower. A rear mower about as clumsy as a (fill in blank).
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    Default Re: Land pride vs woods

    Personally I am not impressed with Woods paint jobs, it seems they must not use primer coats. I have a RM990 and am in the throes of rebuilding the deck where it has rusted to the level of stress cracks secondary to thinned metal. Not sure about the Landpride paint, but I can say I have been thoroughly impressed by the quality and durability of the paint Bushhog brand put on the 287 brush cutter I have.

    wickedinhere, Why do you want to stop using the ZTR? I had to borrow my dad's Ferris to cut my yard ~6 acres because of the above problem. His unit has a 48" deck and I found I was able to cut it in the same amount of time that it takes with the JD5300/Woods RM990 combo and it looked more "groomed" according to my wife. Based on this I have been wondering if it would not be wise for me to consider a kubota 331 with a 72" deck, the extra 2' would probably knock another hour off of my total time.

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    Default Re: Land pride vs woods

    I never thought about how different it would be mowing with the tractor instead of my ztr. It takes me about 2 to 2.5 hours on my ztr mower to mow my property you are probably right about taking longer on the tractor. I have 20 apple trees lining my driveway and it would be very hard to mow around them
    with the tractor. I think i might hold off on the finish mower right now.
    thanks guys
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    Default Re: Land pride vs woods

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedinhere
    I never thought about how different it would be mowing with the tractor instead of my ztr. It takes me about 2 to 2.5 hours on my ztr mower to mow my property you are probably right about taking longer on the tractor. I have 20 apple trees lining my driveway and it would be very hard to mow around them
    with the tractor. I think i might hold off on the finish mower right now.
    thanks guys
    It seems like a lot of people who use tractors to mow around orchard trees end up completely removing the ROPS due to limb hits and damage. I think holding off on a finishing mower will save you both $$ and work.

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    Default Re: Land pride vs woods

    I have a Landpride FDR 1672 RFM I purchased in February. So far it has been great, gives a good cut, no problems. Folks I know who have Woods have ones that are 8-10 years old and still going good. I don't think either is a bad choice.

    I do agree a ZTR would be better for cutting close to trees and flowers. If I'd had a ZTR, I wouldn't have the RFM. My yard's pretty open so I couldn't justify ZTR cost when I already had a tractor.
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    Default Re: Land pride vs woods

    Since you already have a ZTR - you'd be near insane to spend $$ on a RFM. If the cash is really burning a hole in your pocket, I'll PM you my address...

    Seriously though - the ZTR will be as fast if not faster.
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    Default Re: Land pride vs woods

    I have a wife and three kids.

    There is nothing like a Saturday morning, out on the tractor catching some rays.........alone!

    I vote for taking your time!

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