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    Quote Originally Posted by kcender View Post
    I have the turf tires and mow in 2WD without the loader attached.I don't use the B2620 for mowing any more because of this and bought a GR2120 for mowing.
    Really? I just was about to pull the pin on a B2620. Have a woman coming to buy the BX tomorrow morning. Now I don't know. I agree from what I saw, but I can't afford two units... One dedicated to mowing.

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    Default Re: Its crunch time... Zero or B series?

    Quote Originally Posted by robertm View Post
    Really? I just was about to pull the pin on a B2620. Have a woman coming to buy the BX tomorrow morning. Now I don't know. I agree from what I saw, but I can't afford two units... One dedicated to mowing.
    I am not trying to confuse the issue but just saying what my experience was.Before the B2620 I had a BX2360 with a 54 inch fine cut deck that I used exclusively for mowing.In my opinion the BX is a better mower,more maneuverable with less turf damage.It would be better than the B2620 for mowing but not as good as the GR2120.This is just my opinion,many people mow with the B series tractors and seem to be happy with them.I have a yard,not a lawn,but I just didn't like the big circles in my yard from mowing around obstacles.I do have a slightly used mower deck for sale that will fit a Bxx20 series tractor,if anybody is interested .

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertm View Post

    Really? I just was about to pull the pin on a B2620. Have a woman coming to buy the BX tomorrow morning. Now I don't know. I agree from what I saw, but I can't afford two units... One dedicated to mowing.
    My friends B didn't seem to tear the grass up much. And it has R4 tires on it! Maybe it depends on your soil conditions.

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    Default Re: Its crunch time... Zero or B series?

    Lawn damage depends on different things. The soil type, whether you mow with the FEL on, tire type, moisture level, etc.

    I remove the FEL for mowing and don't use 4WD. This and the last tractor have had R4's and RFM's. To trim around a tree, post, etc. I cut close to the object and swerve a bit to swing the deck. Most times there's no need for anything further. The solar lights have a small pipe that does require one slalom pass to trim close enough.

    Since building here in '89 I've had one 60" belly mower, two 60' RFM's and now a 72" RFM. With the 72" deck I can comfortably mow at 23 minutes per acre. That's 15 minutes less per acre than with the previous 60" RFM on a B7500. I doubt I could reduce the time very much using anything else, and I like the "Swiss Army Knife" capability of the tractor. The same machine can use the FEL, box blade, landscape rake, scraper blade or whatnot.

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    R4's may be the secret without a continuous slicing edge like turfs. I may opt for the R4's after seeing how the new Kenda 500's cut circles.

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    Default Re: Its crunch time... Zero or B series?

    I have both the zd326 and b2620, I personally don't like how the b2620 mows, the zd mows much better in my opinion. When and if I replace my zd326 I will probably go with the F series mower, it seems they have better traction than the ZD.
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