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12-30-2012, 01:29 PM #1
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Buying advice JD vs Cub
I am looking to replace my 13 year old toro 16 hp 38" lawn tractor.
I have 1.1 acres with a lot of hills trees and leaves. The lot is terraced with 3 levels and pretty steep hills between levels.
The toro had its original hydro tranny replaced under warranty after only 1 year and now 11 years later it is ready to go.
The first question I have is JD vs Cub. I am thinking 46-50" Deck is good but I need a bagging system.
Is the cub cadet direct shaft all what it is built up to be? I am most concerned with the tranny as I cheaped out the first time but don't want to spend the money for the 500 series that the JD dealer wants to sell me.
Am I better off with an older JD as I hear the newer ones are not as good. I am not looking at the lowes or HD JDs as I know they are lesser in quality.
I am ok with spending the $5k to get the right matching but it needs to be the right machine.
Any advise is greatly appreciated. Thanks and happy new year!
12-30-2012, 02:20 PM #2
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Re: Buying advice JD vs Cub
Do what you want but it is much better to have one thread rather than multiple threads to deal with. I just posted on your other thread in JD buying and pricing.
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