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    Zero Turns

    I know this is a bit like asking
    ďIím a an inner city hair dresser and I really want a land rover - which one should I buy they all look the same...Ē

    But

    Today my trusty old Cox with B&S motivator (13.5hp) decides to ventilate itís crankcase
    Pictures will get attached when I get off this damned mobile site ...

    8 ish acres to mow
    Mixed paddocks, mostly flat but a few undulations. All the goolies, old fence posts, Lantana, general scrub has been sorted by the Cox so itís pretty close to ideal paddocks.

    Limited grass-to-poo converters at the moment and plan is to plant our at least one of the paddocks with trees

    Hence Iím thinking a zero rather than small tractor with slasher/ flail

    Any thoughts for or against a toro MX5000
    0% interest is a bit silly to walk past
    Buying new with 3 year warranty makes sense
    Iím not interested in another project
    Mowing is simply something that needs to be done,

    As best I can ascertain my only drawback with a zero will be the need for both hands to operate hampers beer consumption???

    Thoughts

    Steve
    '95 130 dual cab fender (gone to a better universe)
    '10 130 dual cab fender (getting to know it's neurons)

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    I'm failing to understand your issues.
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    If you don't like trucks, stop buying stuff.
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    Piston escape plan!

    Just plugging along shortening grass
    Boom

    Lotsa smoke

    End of life event ;(
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    '10 130 dual cab fender (getting to know it's neurons)

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    Now Ian

    That is absolute gold!
    I can see an opportunity here

    Sound cancelling BT / ear muff headphone / with double cab holders


    Awesomeness

    S
    '95 130 dual cab fender (gone to a better universe)
    '10 130 dual cab fender (getting to know it's neurons)

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    Steve, you could fit a new B&S Vangaurd in a couple of hours, hardly a project.
    If you don't like trucks, stop buying stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roverrescue View Post
    Just plugging along shortening grass
    Boom

    Lotsa smoke

    End of life event ;(
    Wot? You can't superglue that up and get it going again. How dare you claim to be a Land Rover owner!!

    Seriously though, I bought a Rover for my place, but I only have 1.5 acres. Rover give 5 years warranty.

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    my mate has had 4 different zero turns
    First was a worn out torro he brought with the business (no longer has it)
    Next was Husky (still has it, now running tractor grip tyres filled with water)
    Next was a (cant remember the brand, but still has it)

    Next he brought a suppension mower (I told him he is getting soft

    So he has 3 zero turns ATM and each has its own purpose, he has 3 school he contracts at and other big properties and does heapsof hours a year

    If you would like to talk to him, he would be more than happy to talk your ear off and from a user point of view there is not much he wouldn't know

    cheers

    blaze

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    The Cox just missed itís tenth birthday and has been flogged pretty hard
    6í guinea grass in Cooktown and scrub down here
    Lots of rocks have been shortened up over the years
    Cheapest engine I can find is $800 for 13.5hp vertical shaft

    Just canít see the value in spending on a mower that isnít actually big enough for the job.

    Blaze would be good to talk with a pro. PM a number maybe?

    S
    '95 130 dual cab fender (gone to a better universe)
    '10 130 dual cab fender (getting to know it's neurons)

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    My old ride on mower has semi solid tyres fitted to it so the beer tends to froth up way too much if you carry it on the mower.
    I simply have a couple of cans in stubby holders placed stratigicly in the paddock so that i can have a sip on them as i do each round
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    Bloody hell, you blokes! Get with the times.
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