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    Silver Member acohen100's Avatar
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    Default Finally got sick and tired of mowing with the tractor.

    I have been mowing with the BX24 and 54" MMM for about a year and the novelty has officially worn off. I have to say that I found the procedure too onerous to continue. Take off the loader, take off the hoe or 3-pt, shove a 200# deck around, crawl under the tractor, bust knuckles fumbling with the PTO, mow, then repeat the procedure in reverse. I need something I can just jump on and mow with...without an ordeal each time. Other issues - because the tractor is so heavy it packs down the grass and gives an uneven cut, poor turning radius, deck maintenance and storage...

    So I bought a new riding mower (Husq 2454 ~$1500) and need to sell the MMM. What would be a fair price for the used 54" MMM with about 100 hours on it and the axle stands?

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    Default Re: Finally got sick and tired of mowing with the tractor.

    How do you like the Husq? We have been happy with ours.
    I bought that one (maybe 48") about 2 summers ago and my wife has used it exclusively since.

    Call some of the local dealers, maybe they know someone looking for that mower...

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    Veteran Member buckeyefarmer's Avatar
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    Default Re: Finally got sick and tired of mowing with the tractor.

    Just give me the whole BX24 setup, problem solved

    seriously, let me know how the husqvarna mower works out, that is one I am looking at. Course I would rather have the BX24 setup you have to mow with.
    L3940HSTC, QA FEL, BH92
    L5030HST,QA,FEL
    MF 205-4
    Husqvarna YTH24V48LS (the other orange)
    KK Finish Mower, KK Tiller, 6' rotary mower, Pallet forks, PHD, Blade, Carryall, cultivator, 2 wheel barrows, assorted gardening tools,

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    Default Re: Finally got sick and tired of mowing with the tractor.

    Quote Originally Posted by acohen100
    ... I need something I can just jump on and mow with...
    Amen! Time is real important to me too!

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    Platinum Member jas67's Avatar
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    Default Re: Finally got sick and tired of mowing with the tractor.

    I like my 'bota G1800S. With 4-wheel steering, it has an excellent turning radius (something like a 12" uncut circle radius), and the trademark smooth-running 3-cyl 'bota diesel engine (D662/16HP). Sure its old, but I paid less for it (used) than most box-store riding mowers. Aside for the tight turning radius, the other nice advantage of the 4WS, esp. with the 48" deck that I have (it and it's more powerful brother the G1900 came with 48, 54, or 60" decks), the deck edge still takes a tighter turn than the rear wheel, which isn't the case with most riding mowers/tractors unless the deck is much wider than the rear tire track.

    jas67
    '71 B7100 w/ FEL, snow blower, rake, counterweight, PHD
    '9? G1800S w/ 48" deck

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    Default Re: Finally got sick and tired of mowing with the tractor.

    Quote Originally Posted by riptides
    Amen! Time is real important to me too!
    Yeah I saw the issues with mowing with the BX24 before I bought it. Luckly I already Had a Scotts (aka JD) Garden Tractor. I couldn't seem mowing the average yard with the BX24.

    I like to mow go too or is it go and mow....
    Kubota BX24 Enfield, NH

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    Default Re: Finally got sick and tired of mowing with the tractor.

    Quote Originally Posted by acohen100
    I have been mowing with the BX24 and 54" MMM for about a year and the novelty has officially worn off. I have to say that I found the procedure too onerous to continue. Take off the loader, take off the hoe or 3-pt, shove a 200# deck around, crawl under the tractor, bust knuckles fumbling with the PTO, mow, then repeat the procedure in reverse. I need something I can just jump on and mow with...without an ordeal each time. Other issues - because the tractor is so heavy it packs down the grass and gives an uneven cut, poor turning radius, deck maintenance and storage...

    So I bought a new riding mower (Husq 2454 ~$1500) and need to sell the MMM. What would be a fair price for the used 54" MMM with about 100 hours on it and the axle stands?
    Right tool for the right job. I have a kubota ZTR in addition to the Kubota tractor, I wouldn't be without either.

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    Default Re: Finally got sick and tired of mowing with the tractor.

    Whew! I thought you actually got tired of mowing with your 'Bota! I could not imagine that. I love mowing with my B7800. There's nothing better than mowing on a cool evening during the summer (or any season for that matter). What you got tired of is changing implements! Completely different story.

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    Default Re: Finally got sick and tired of mowing with the tractor.

    Quote Originally Posted by acohen100
    1*I need something I can just jump on and mow each time.
    2*So I bought a new riding mower (Husq 2454 ~$1500) and need to sell the MMM.
    3* What would be a fair price for the used 54" MMM with about 100 hours on it and the axle stands?
    1*I need something I can just jump on and go.
    2*So I bought a new Cub Cadet GT2554,wasn't what i really wanted so i replaced it with a new BX1500 with a 48'' MMM.
    3*I don't know about the 54''for the BX24 but I have a used BX1500 48 deck I'm asking $800.oo for.
    I paid $1551.50 for the new one on the new BX1500.
    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
    Attachments 60'' Front Blade/48'' Rear Tiller/FEL/Back Hoe /
    60'' MMM/Clamp on Forks/48'' MMM
    South of Canton Ohio L .B

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    Default Re: Finally got sick and tired of mowing with the tractor.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bob
    What you get tired of is changing implements! .
    I don't seem to have that problem with these.


    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
    Attachments 60'' Front Blade/48'' Rear Tiller/FEL/Back Hoe /
    60'' MMM/Clamp on Forks/48'' MMM
    South of Canton Ohio L .B

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