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 06-11-2002, 12:37 Post: 39478
deerecrew
2002-06-11 12:37:47
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 mmm vs 3pt finish mower

Anybody have any thoughts on installing and removing the 60" mid mount mower on the JD 755?

I'm going back and forth on whether to go with the mid mount or use the 3pt finish mower. I'm leaning toward the mid mount because of the potential to also mount a bagger to the system, but if it's a nightmare getting it (the deck) on and off, I might just go with the 3pt.

Would appreciate any input here. Thanks,

Dan






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 06-11-2002, 14:51 Post: 39483
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Going around trees are a pain with a 3pt. You have to look back a lot.






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 06-11-2002, 17:55 Post: 39486
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I've got the 3PH mower too.
There is a hassle when moving in close proximaty to anything (house,fence,trees, etc.).
My tractor came with the mower as part of the deal (it was a used machine). If I bought new, I'd give consideration to the MMM. But they are more expensive and dedicated to one brand of tractor. Obviously, you can hook the 3PH mover to any type tractor.
I also like the MMM since it adds weight LOW..just where you want it. Theoretically, it should lower the center of gravity...a 3PH mower won't..or not as much, anyway (once your tractor rolls, the 3PH mower would likely roll with it).
For me to add a MMM, I'd have to buy another tractor. It would cost too much to add the components to run the MMM.
The bagging thing is a good point. I wish I could do that. My next tractor may be set up so I can (tow behind units add too much length).






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 06-11-2002, 21:22 Post: 39491
deerecrew
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Thanks for the input on the mmm. Sounds like it may be the way to go for me, as I have quite a few trees to get around. Really appreciate you guys sharing your thoughts on the matter. Thanks again,

Dan






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 06-12-2002, 08:16 Post: 39496
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If mowing is the main chore the tractor will do, you should also consider that the MMM will take up much less room in your storage building than a 3PH mower.

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 06-12-2002, 10:43 Post: 39500
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Not a big fan of the MMM. It's expensive and usually only fits one model of tractor. More time consuming to remove and more difficult to clean underneath. The maneuverability issue can be argued both ways - personally I prefer the RFM for getting under evergreen trees without getting a faceful of branches. Besides, the first step in my mowing operation is to string trim around the objects. It only takes about 2 seconds longer per object to make the trimmed section a little bit wider. My only regret is not buying a walk behind string trimmer - this would make things easier.

I don't bag my clipping because, 1) I've got better things to do than worry about clippings on my lawn and 2) It's better for the lawn to leave them there.

Lots of people buy MMM's and prefer them - they're just not for me.






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 06-12-2002, 14:34 Post: 39505
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The MMM is more of an issue in installation and removal but, I used a set of casters and built a frame for a friend of mine to enable manuvering of the mower. It works great and allows him to roll the mower under a worktable in his shop when not needed so it's out of the way. Several people around here use rear discharge mowers (including myself) and mulching blades so we never need to worry about clippings. We all mow frequently as well.






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 06-12-2002, 14:35 Post: 39506
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I have a walk behind trimmer... A DR Trimmer.... it sucks!!! No two ways about it.... nothing is good about it... My stihl is the ticket...






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 06-12-2002, 15:16 Post: 39507
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TC33,

Care to elaborate? "It sucks" doesn't really clear things up for me. Is it hard to maneuver or hard to start? Is it a pain to keep full of string or does it consume too much fuel? Is it noisy? Does it smell? Does it talk behind your back? Tell us.

My Husqvarna 24cc cost more than a walk behind. It takes a little over an hour to trim my property. It leaves me vibrating long after I've finished trimming. The tendons in my arm are on fire for the rest of the day. I thought that a walk behind would ease this pain as well as offer the following advantages:

1. Eliminate a crappy 2-stroke from my arsenal.
2. Ability to maintain the edges of my pasture.

So please - I am truly interested - do post the reasons for your claims of walk behind trimmer suckage.

By the way, I was more interested in the Troy-Bilt product since I haven't heard real good things about Tecumseh.






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 06-12-2002, 18:17 Post: 39512
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I have a D.R trimmer It's not bad but i up graded to the new head to put the string in it's not the greatest system.The string comes out if you happen to catch it right the old one no problem with that. I emailed them about that and no responce on their part.I would recommend to get no smaller than a 5 h.p.it makes the gover open up sometime so the smaller one doesn't have the power.I bought the key start model it never did work that well won't buy another one with electric start.The one i have one pull of the rope and were off.Save your $1oo. I forget one import thing it pushes a lot easier than the new lawmowers the new lawnmower added the bigger engine that added more weight and didn't improve the wheels causes it to push harder.
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