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 08-25-2004, 10:41 Post: 94430
AngryViking



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 5000 series mowing decks

Does anyone have a 5000 series with a 60" MMM? If so, how is the cut? Does it handle damp grass without clogging up? How does it handle long grass? I am very interested in purchasing the 5254 or 5234D with a 60" MMM. I presently have a 22hp, 6-speed garden tractor with a 46" deck that cannot handle damp of long grass without clogging and bogging down the engine and makes my lawn look terrible. I want to save time cutting grass and still have a decent looking lawn. I cut just under 3 acres of sloping lawn of varying degrees.

I did try out a 25hp Grasshopper zero turn with a 61" deck on long damp grass and it did a great job, no clogging or bogging down and the lawn looks great. My problem with the zero turn is that it only cuts grass and slips on slopes. Which I did and it really makes you pucker up because once it starts to slide you can't stop it. I slid going down a when I slowed to make a turn to come back up the hill.

So, I think a 4 wheel drive sub-compact with a 60" MMM might be the best choice for me as long as it can handle grass that always seems to be damp without clogging and bogging down. The Cub dealer said it won't be a problem, but I don't know the dealer well enough to know if he will say anything to make a sale.

Any thoughts...






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