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Bad Boy Lightening Z Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 2.80
Build Quality:
5
Features:
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5
Performance:
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2
Value:
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2
Reliability:
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3


BadBoy Pup 60" Does Everything But Cut the Grass Posted by michael wood on 04/22/2013

This mower is built like a tank, which in my case is bad, because it won't wear out so I can replace it. Bad Boy seems to have a weak link in this mower in the blades. With new blades that measure 20.5" tip to tip, it cuts pretty good. After 4-6 hours of use, the blade may show some wear and only measure 20.3" or 20.4".

At this point, the mower no longer cuts grass acceptably at any speed. It leaves much of the grass uncut. The blades must be replaced before you can again cut grass. When I purchased this mower in 2010, the Bad Boy website suggested taking your blades to an authorized dealer to have the sharpened.

At the time of this review in 2013, the website suggests replacing your blades rather than sharpening them, so it looks like they now realize they have a weak link in their mowing decks. I now buy a lot of 12 or 15 mower blades at the beginning of each mowing season and the mower works okay, but for $8,000 you'd expect a little more.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 0 Date Purchased: 04/01/2010 Number of Hours: 100
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Built to last forever. Overbuilt welded frame. Over-sized hydraulics. Cons: Won't cut grass without replacing the blades very often. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: United States Kentucky I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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