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 07-27-2009, 07:12 Post: 164385
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I'm looking to buy a 72" grooming mower. We are cutting about 5 acres of mostly level ground with a Kubota 3940. Any suggestions or things to look for.






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 07-27-2009, 09:11 Post: 164388
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Mowers are the most common attachments for compact tractors so you'll have no trouble. Your big decision is mid-mount or rear mount, and the pros and cons of each were explored in another recent post here.

The usual kind is the rotary, but with a large acreage that you want to keep well trimmed, consider what golf courses use for the finest cut and a wider cutting path: a gang of 3 or 5 ground-driven reel mowers. Mine were made by Toro.






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 07-27-2009, 09:16 Post: 164389
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KG;
I use a Land Pride 72 in. rear mount. It is a good rugged machine but not a front lawn machine. I doubt that any rear mount will do as well as a mid mount on uneven ground. I use mine for road ditch and field border mowing. Frank.






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 07-27-2009, 11:32 Post: 164392
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I have never used a mid mount mower on a tractor but know both sets of wheels running over grass before a rear mount dill press the grass before it is cut. I have and used a good bit a 72" Bushhog Brand RFM and am very pleased with the cut.

All of this is on RFM and might not apply for Mid Mount. Height adjustment is normally a set of different spacers to adjust the height, not a change on the go system. PTO shaft should come with it. How hard is it to grease the blade spindes? Do you want a side discharge or rear one? Does it have a floating mount design? How thick is the deck? The following probably will vary very little from one brand to another but you need to know: How hard is it to change the blades? How much do they cost?

On RFM you may wish to know if the tires are air filled or solid.






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 07-27-2009, 13:33 Post: 164402
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Thanks for the in put guys. I'm not looking for a golf course finish so a rear mount is what I'm looking for. The Land Pride FRD1672 and Woods RD72 look about the same on paper. The LP has a little thicker deck and it looks like getting to the belt and spindle grease fittings is easier, they are about the same price (2K). Anyone have any experence with either one?

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 07-27-2009, 14:51 Post: 164406
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What nice about LP you can get factory Hi-Lift blades. I mow right along at 3.5" and yes you can see where tractor has been. But the grass is pulled up and cut.

Besides the neighbors will get tractor track envy.

I also mow diffrent patterns every time.






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 07-27-2009, 20:25 Post: 164426
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You may find Bushhog to be less due to how close you are to them. But ask who owns Bushhog now. They were having some issues. But wow there are just too many of their mowers out there parts to be not be made by someone.






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 08-06-2009, 10:12 Post: 164700
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KG,
The Woods does have a few advanatages over the 1672 Landpride. The deck is shaped to allow closer trimming. The deck has deeper side frames to handle more mat'l. The center spindle is forward which puts the CG closer to the tractor. The Woods deck has a larger deck rail which makes it stiffer. The weights are equal so there isn't any more steel in the Landpride. Woods offers chain shielding as an option even though it passes safety standards without. I mowed with both brands since the dealer sold both but I actual paid more for the Woods since the literature made sense plus they have been around alot longer.






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 08-06-2009, 10:48 Post: 164702
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Thanks for the info Batman, I was leaning to Woods so this made up my mind.






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 08-07-2009, 10:37 Post: 164731
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KG;
I recognized the model number of the Land Pride as being a rear discharge model, did you get a rear discharge in the Woods? I just wondered how you liked that feature. I've never had a rear discharge but always wondered how well they work.


Thanks, Frank.






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