I do not understand why they don't come from the factory with cornhead grease. Would save a lot of gearboxes.
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I do not understand why they don't come from the factory with cornhead grease. Would save a lot of gearboxes.
Neighbor has the Grasshopper. He likes it. It is a bit slow but cuts well. Never hear a bad word about Grasshopper as a company.
A a ct225 owner, I know what you mean. I have been getting the itch for a bigger tractor as well. I bet you will be bushoging uphill in high gear with that new one.
I have the International and am just getting ready to retire it after about 500 hours of use. It is a good heavy built standard mower. I think with a tractor of your size. You may need the added...
I think the Razorback is the standard duty and the squealer is more of a medium duty unit. The Squealer units have had a round back for about ten years so you have an older design. I don't know about...
Most standard duty mowers use the same gearbox. It will probably fit a dozen or more mowers. Don't throw it away. It won't take 30 min to remove.
I would fix it. King Kutter gives the best cut of...
That is what I use when around the house. Wish I had a gas air compressor to put in the truck.
A good cutter can take a shot from a rock with little ill affect. I would go slow and not worry about it. Most cutters end up with some welds on them if you use them enough.
A king Kutter leaves a better cut than most or that's the way I see it. You don't have to take them of to sharpen. Lift the cutter and support the back wheel so it can't fall. then you can attack...
You only need a top link to lift. You can mow open areas fine with no top link. A length of chain a bit longer than your top link will work fine. A longer top link will help as well. I think you...
Go with a smaller chain hung deck. If your yard has a lot of different levels, so will your cut.
I mow with about 4hp per foot. I can mow anything in low range. I mow 95% of the time in mid range and only struggle when I run into really thick grass or scary steep hills.
Putting a tube in can be a problem if you deal with thorns, as I do. You can use Slime and plug the tire if needed. Does not work well with a tube.
A king Kutter HD is only about $2400 and is built tough. I would think it is $500 less than come of the medium duty mowers and I believe has dual tail wheels.Only thing is it has standard pins and...
Lot of good points. Best to get it delivered.
You can have someone do it for probably $250-300. A tractor and box blade and 3 or 4 hours will make a huge difference. Dozier or grader would work as well. A grader blade on a tractor will not work...
Be ready to drop some $$.
I went with a regular seat after my suspension seat wore out. I wish I had dropped the extra cash every time I mow.
The Michigan suspension seat at Norther Toll is very...
The Spartan has double braced casters rather than a single plate and a shoulder bolt, so it will probably be fine. The smallest machine weighs about 1150lbs so it should be pretty solid. The founder...
I don't think the bead is bent. The lip turns in about 3/16 and I think it may be pushing the tire away from the rim ever so slightly.
The Braber looks like a good solid unit. They seem to have a good design and a strong gearbox as well as plenty of heft.
I have a ct225 and hit a curb with the front tire the other day. I was running the tire a bit low on air and it bent the outside rim a bit. It now has a slow leak. Can I straighten it or am I going...
Truth is that most of the good zero turns use the same components.
Parker pumps or Hydro gear z3200 or z5400 drives
B&S,Kohler or Kawasaki engines
Carlisle or Kenda tires
That leaves deck,...
I want to tell you up front. If you ask for for advise on buying a lawnmower, you will be told that perhaps a 100hp tractor will serve you better.:laughing:
We have a great Cub cadet dealer near. He also sells Grasshopper. None of the commercial guys buy Cub Cadet. They all buy Grasshopper, even though the former are cheaper. You got to wonder why.
I know what you mean. It seems a little low tech and sloppy , but it does work.
The LONG version looks just like the one I got from Bobcat. I like it a lot but hear a lot of good things about the Piranha as well. I think it really shines for brush clearing.
I have heard that some of the smaller tractors claim less than 25 hp to keep it under the limit for the tier 4 restrictions but produce more.
Sturdy looking design. Top may not shed debris, but everything else looks good.
Just remove the lug on the end of the cable and solder on a new lug. Takes no skill. You need lug,flux solder and a torch. Getting old lug off is 90% of the job. You can then just add a battery...
Looks good. I want one.:)
I just had that happen last week.
Good looking cutter. I have been eyeing one of those for a while.
They do look interesting.
I am surprised that they have not developed the UTV to be more work friendly. I think three point hitch ,hydraulic pump and a PTO would be a start.
It is a good idea because without it can put a lot of stress on the back of your trailer. It can flex a bit under the weight. It will tear your fenders off over time.
Check the pedal switch underneath the floorboard. It has a contact point that can get debris in it and will cause the tractor to not start. It happens to me once or twice each year. It is probably a...
The Bad Boy does appear to be more heavy duty, but I am sure both are fine.
maybe you can adapt the cheaper ones to fit your machine. I can't imagine they are very complicated. Maybe all you would need is a grinder and a drill and a little time.
Well said. It is better to live than just exist.
If undercoating was the answer, One of the companies would use said undercoating and claim no rust. I don't hear anything on this. Rust is an industry wide problem.
Is that not just like a Pat's Hitch?
They sure do sell those at a good price. I have looked at one myself.
I think a tiller and lots of patience.
Go up to a medium duty. Extra strength A-frame and tail wheel is a good thing. That is where problems happen.
My CT225 has been prone to hydraulic leaks. I know it will drive you crazy, but you can buy a lot of fluid for what the repair will cost.
It depends on the guy. Nobody will be much harder on my tractor than me. The question is do they know the limits of the machine. One of my neighbors is a master welder and has fixed things for me...
Troy Built used to be a premium brand, but now they are just another mass market brand. They are no better or worse than most. Almost all are built by MTD or Husqvarna. They rarely last much more...
Three acres will wear out a box store mower quickly. The Transmission and deck will be the first to go. Most motors will give you at least 1000 hours. Spend a little more up front and get something a...
Neighbor had one and liked it. Plenty of power. Pretty good mower. He used blade and bushog as well as mowed with it. I don't think he had any problem.
I think a 4 foot is what you need. HP pretty low for a 5 foot. $400 should be a fair price on a used one.
I would stay away from the Cub Cadet. The other three would be OK. I would consider which one is easier to get worked on. You will probably be better served if you can get hydo on each wheel rather...
Sometimes the PTO splines can get mucked up to the point that it is hard to get the shaft inside the receiver. Clean it and re-lube.
I usually give them the option. I prefer to work by the hour because it is best for both of us.I sleep better ,for sure. If they make me bid the job, I usually add 50% to cover the unforeseen. Most...
That is true. The difference between the economy Z mower and the top of the line is a good bit. All are pretty good, but there is a difference.
This mower has all the best stuff and frequently can be bought for a good deal. They have a 4 year warranty as I recall.Snapper Pro S200XT Zero Turn Mower 27HP Briggs with 61" Cut | eBay
Little bit less machine but an option.Husqvarna MZT61 Zero Turn Mower 61" Deck 27hp Briggs & Stratton - SLE Equipment
This is an option if you have a dealer near.https://www.badboymowers.com/bad-boy-shop/zero-turn-mowers/zt-elite-lawn-mower
I do not think that is correct.
Just an OK deal but should have plenty of life left. Not sure that I would not look for a new mower with warranty and everything new for maybe another couple thousand. Exmark is good, but so are a...
I think this would be the best way to go..
Stihl,Echo or Husky are all good. I think I would shop by price among the three. The Echo and Husky tend to be a little cheaper in my area.
Hard to get one machine to do it all well. You will mow far more than you will do anything else.Zero turn would be on the top of my list. cut down mowing time by an hour per mowing or about 50 hours...
Lot of good ideas so far. Here are mine.
Receiver and hooks on front bucket with drop hitch for lifting and moving trailers.
12 volt plug
Looks heavy duty.
Looks OK to me. Safety chain works for me. I guess if the hydraulics fail and the strap releases and the safety chain breaks you could be in trouble. You also have the possibility of being struck by...
I am guessing you have a nice flat level yard. Ditches,stumps,tree roots and steep hills will shorten the life of any mower. It will kill the cheap ones. The deck and transmission will not hold up to...
Got one just about like that one. Make sure it is the 27hp model. You are in the window that it could be either.Parts are easy to get, so don't worry about that. I am not sure on the value. I have...
Pretty good list. Notice Cub Cadet is not on the list. I like John Deere,Scag and Grasshopper, but the others make good products as well. Snapper Pro,Gravely and Bad Boy give you a lot for your money...
I would get two separate machines. Spend $10,000 on a good front mount mower. You can plow the small stuff with that. A UTV or CUT will both work for the parking lots and trash duties. Take your pick.
A lot of knowledge on this forum on how to get stuff done. I think info about the best tool for the job and a better way to use it would be handy.
Simple , but has worked for years and cost next to nothing.
Just had mine done. Amazing how much crud was there.
I don't know what the question is, but I had one and was 100% satisfied. It has limitations,but is well made.
I also live in Richmond.
Digging a hole with most tractors takes a while but can be done. Not very politically correct but after it is buried, who knows? It is a hunk of rock, not nuclear waste.
Cheaper to hire it done unless it takes more than a couple days. I think around here a tractor rents for about $175 per day, plus attachment, plus fuel, plus delivery.
I think you could cut about 6 patches and tack them down with very little work. Might not look too pretty but probably last for years. Use something heavier than 20g.
Drag the implement under a tree limb or beam in a barn. Winch the item off the ground and then back the trailer under it.
Not meaning to insult you, but check that brakes are not locked on. May have enough power to move it in lower ranges, but would cause stall in hi range.
I like the supports for the box blade. Putting it on the list. Thanks
I think MTD does make a lot of mowers for Tractor Supply.
I think we have a tendency to go overboard. I can't tell you how many times somebody asked about a sub-cut to mow their lawn and take care of 8 acres and we had them buying a 60hp tractor and a zero...
I like the name.
If you use it or at least let it run for a while every couple weeks, you don't need anything. I have started tractors that have set for months.
Toolcat has a lot to like but at a pretty good price, so I guess I want a cheaper one.
Non clogging radiator
Cab forward is interesting
Tougher longer lasting front tires
Faster transport speed
Too much for a machine that old in my opinion. Mid-mount mower is a pain unless you really,really need it.
That particular one( in the yellow bucket )scares me for some reason. I have used the Traveler brand as well as others but the one in question strikes me as to low price for quality. I may be totally...
Loader is handy and it saves your back. Cannot tell you how many things you will use it for, but I bet i use mine 3-4 times a week. Add forks,a chain, a boom, a tree spade and the options are endless.
Flipping a cutter over is a five minute job with a loader or a boom. I am not sure that I would worry about it much. You will eventually ruin the seal and it will drain out on it's own. Then you...
Sometimes it is not all rust. It can be a combination of grease and dirt on the spline and the PTO shaft. I have had luck separating the shaft so you have something smaller to work with. Soak down...
I have a ct225. The problem seems to come and go. when I notice it, I make sure it is lubricated and work it a while. Fine after that. i would not worry about it. I have 1300 hours on mine.
Lots of good choices in the 30hp range. Probably should go with a hydro. Works better for snow,loader and even bushog work. Budget for a 60hp model seems too low to me. I suspect that it will cost...
That does not sound good.
Don't think that it did not cross my mind. It seemed better than a torch.
I checked yesterday. My dealer wants $17.50 each.
I gearbox is less than $200 for most cutters so it's not a huge deal. Two hour job if everything goes well.
I think that goes without saying. I think poster knew what was to be used but was trying to find out if it was a hard fast rule or just a recommendation.
Looks pretty tough to me. I bet it will more than do the job. I think a rotary cutter is one of those things that you can buy by weight. A 600lb cutter is better than a 500lb cutter and so on. Less...
Very true. I have the 7 iron deck and would not trade it for any other deck. It is almost clog free and indestructible.
got 6+ years out of it. Great in my book. Went to rural King and picked up a mid grade Exide battery for $49.95. The bad news is that the bolt haeds to the battery hold down had rusted where the...