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    Default Caroni Finish Mower - Any Reviews?

    Does anyone have a Caroni Finish/Estate Mower?

    I'm considering this one at Agri-Supply:

    71ESTATE MOWER LIFT TYPE REAR DISCHARGE - Agri Supply

    Anybody have any experience with this mower? The blade tip speed seems really high at: 2230 RPM!
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    Default Re: Caroni Finish Mower - Any Reviews?

    No experience with them at all but I posted pictures and contact information of a guy selling them here in Washington. A couple of guys shot right back that I should have let them know sooner because they liked the Caroni's more and had already bought something else. If you search for "Tractor" on Craigslist and go back about 1 or 2 weeks the guy is advertising in there again.

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    Default Re: Caroni Finish Mower - Any Reviews?

    Thanks Treemonkey, I did some searching CL but couldn't find anything. Was it in the Seattle CL?
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    Default Re: Caroni Finish Mower - Any Reviews?

    I thinks maybe I was mistaken.. It was a Carraro that he was advertising. Sorry about that. I went back and cut a copy of that listing.
    This was on Craigslist. It's not my add though
    I am offering tractors built in Italy that were designed and inteded originally for use in the vineyards. Italy is extremely mountainous, and rocky, so these tractors are very hearty and will take 51 degrees of slope,, aka 113% grade before tipping. This is sitting side long to the slope!

    They offer a standard 3 point, PTO, extra hydraulics ( for back hoes, and other), have optional cabs, parts & service already located in many Washington locations and growing!

    Since the early days of the Antonio Carraro Tractors(1960's) have been made over to also serve in ochards, nurseries, turf farms, golf courses, nut groves, and as commercial landscape machines here in the USA, introduced over 20 years ago.

    These are no odd ball, ANY normal implement will work on them, and ANY reversible implement will work on our bi-directonal tractors.

    Yep, on some of these models, you can spin the seat, steering and all the controls around and run your brush hog backward into your brush! No more getting tore up and bruised from unruly weeds!

    For the listed money the tractor is a 48 Horse (Factory branded Perkins diesel), 4 wheel drive, 4 wheel disc brakes, 12x12 FULLY synchronized shuttle shift) with 540E independant PTO, multi stage clutch, and synchronized at ALL ground speeds. and a 1000 RPM front PTO. The power steering is load sensing, and powered by a pump independant of the 3 point lift.

    The tractor has 15 degrees of twist on the front and rear axle and the chassis is an osccilating type.(twists in half) so even on rough ground it will keep it's wheels firmly planted.

    These are an amzing tractor that has been being hidden in the food production world. If you could use a tractor like this in your life, and would be interested in having a hands on demonstration please contact me at 509-969-9477, or email me your mailing address with information about what size or horse power class you would be considering and the kind of work you would like to use it for. I will gladly send you a couple brochures for the tractors that fit your jobs.
    Our smallest is 35 Horse and our largest is 95 horse
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    Default Re: Caroni Finish Mower - Any Reviews?

    Thanks TM - I had seen that ad. Nice tractors.
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    Default Re: Caroni Finish Mower - Any Reviews?

    I haven't used one personally. But there are several past posts on here of people happy with them. I think they are kind of middle of the pack as far as being heavy duty or anything. I don't think they are cheap made from what I've read, though. I could well be mistaken, but I think Sitrex and Caroni are the same or close to it.
    Some of my ancestors hung by the neck, but none by the tail.

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    Default Re: Caroni Finish Mower - Any Reviews?

    I purchased a Caroni 60" rear discharge mower from Agri-Supply in June 2003.
    Have approx. 300 hrs. of use on it. I am very pleased with it. Every 25 hrs. of use I grease the fittings and take the cover off over the belts and clean it out good with the air compressor. I have about 4 sets of blades for it and sharpen all of them in the spring before it gets too hot. I usually get approx. 25 hours on a set of blades before having to swap them out. It depends on what you're cutting. Takes just a few minutes with an air impact to change blades. Still has original belts on it and gear oil stays full. No leaks. The wheels on each corner are worn but still operating fine. It has taken a few good bumps on the side over the past few years, you know how it is, accidents will happen, and it still functions like a new one. I am very pleased with it and would not hesitate to purchased another one.
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    Default Re: Caroni Finish Mower - Any Reviews?

    I sold them and used one for several years. I never had a problem using one. I never had a warranty claim. The rear discharge gave the best cut. They are well built. They are light but well engineered. They are not a brush cutter but a mower. If the remote grease fittings are an option get them. It makes greasing a very simple job. I tried using them on lower hp than rated tractors. They did a good job on lower hp than rated if you mow when needed and not when you should be brush cutting. I used a 6' rear discharge on a 22hp diesel and it worked fine.

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    Default Re: Caroni Finish Mower - Any Reviews?

    I have a Caroni TM1900 and like it a lot. There is another thread right now on TBN titled something like "let's talk about flails" that has a pretty good summary of the Caroni flails and lots of photos.

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    Default Re: Caroni Finish Mower - Any Reviews?

    Thanks Everyone! I have a Flail mower for the longer stuff but was looking to get the widest cutter possible for maintenance grooming - nothing heavy duty.

    I'm wavering between the Caroni and a LandPride. There's a $400 difference between them and the local support for LandPride is pretty good. I was interested in teh higher blade tip speed of the Caroni though. AFAIK - faster blades is a good thing.
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