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Lost the day job and the crops are the shits so might as well replace the old lawn mower. Got to keep them cactus trimmed.

Don’t have a big area maybe 2-3 acre. Looking at Kubota or a Club cadet. Guess I could be open to other brands. (Not a fucking grasshopper) I have seen them eat the lawn and I’m not having something named after them.
The CC looks about 1500 bucks cheaper then the Kubota.

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We have had several cub cadets and they have been really good. They have a few different levels of quality but Kubota likely does too. Ours has the two handles which I much prefer, but seems like a lot of them have a steering wheel now. I found the steering wheel to be awkward and cramped. Kubota generally makes good stuff so I'm sure those would be good as well. We have saved a lot of $$$ running Cub Cadet mowers over the years and I highly doubt the grass has ever noticed. Even have two family members using our old units and they still talk to us...LOL
 

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Can’t comment on cub cadet but we bought a Kubota ZD 331 72” in 2010. Have done nothing but general maintenance since then. The big deck will gouge on steep terrain at times. We mow two 5 acre lawns and a 5 acre cemetery with it. So it does see a lot of use. Cools unbelievably. We have cottonwood trees and previous mowers required at least one sometimes two compressed air cleanings per mowing session. Not the kubota. Clean after day is done. Whatever you buy spend the money to buy a commercial unit. Built heavier to last.
 

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I wound up picking up a Toro commercial 60" Z I think it is (zero turn) for about 1/3 of some others new. It only had about 100 hrs and was like new. 27 Hp I think and it eats heavy grass pretty well. It is pretty simple and the deck is very solid and easy to adjust the height. Zero turn is a quick machine compared to the tractor style but rougher. Unless you want a Ferris diesel with wheel suspension for about 26G!! The zero turn is nice for trimming but hard to beat a rear steer with a steering wheel for straight runs. Lots of Country Clippers around here for a pretty good price I hear. You can steer them with one hand, leaving a free hand for a cold beverage!
 

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Have a Kubota 72" zero turn. Have around 250 hours on it, no issues. I like the mower and would recommend it.
There is a good dealer in Med Hat/Dunmore. They have a good parts supply. That is important as well.
 

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We bought a used Kubota front mount mower last year with a diesiel engine for around $3500. My wife likes the front mount mower around the trees. If the tree or shrub branches are bent over in places you just drive into it with the front deck which keeps you from getting hit by them. It has been plenty maneuverable and cuts tall grass well. The diesel runs a long time on very little fuel but you have to use the glow plugs to start it even in the summer. The model we bought was a F2100 which is a older model but did not have to many hours on it.. It is very heavily designed with almost everying is grease able.
 

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I have a Husqvarna 60” deck bought it new 4 years ago. Cuts two yards has 680 hr on it. It’s ok the deck is built a little light. Had to straiten it out a few times. And it dose not cut wet grass. If I was and I will buy another one it would ba a commercial one. John deer Kubota Ferris and what other good brand that I can’t think of right now. And I don’t think I would buy a another zero turn. Too F’en ruff!!! I would buy a front mount four wheel drive so It will not spin out on wet grass and cut on dikes and not go for a ride down to the bottom of the ditch that has water in it!!!!! I would spend the 26k on a new one. Yes I know it’s sounds like I’m nuts but you will NEVER buy another one. 26 over 26 years. 1000 per year. In 26 years a 1000 would be like 500 today. Or less. You can buy a dam good use one for under 10k that would do you good too.
 

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Got kubota diesel frontdeck 4wd , **** off a mower but too adjust mowing height is a pain .
Next year new model wil adress this issue.
 

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Got kubota diesel frontdeck 4wd , **** off a mower but too adjust mowing height is a pain .
Next year new model wil adress this issue.
Think I have the same mower, what a pita to change cutting height!
Particle filter regen also a pita.
 

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Never hear any mention of rear discharge.
I much prefer it, cut close with either side, cut back and forth, overall much handier.
 

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Went with the Kubota. Only reason was I really liked the Club Cadet BUT it’s colours is yellow and black. Pittsburgh Steelers colours. My wife is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and dad is a huge Steelers fan. Huge rivalry.

I get her that and I’m stuck cutting the grass for the rest of my life....but it is orange. I might have to find a place to put a black C.

I will name my mower the Butkus
 

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You might just be the first guy to make a lawnmower decision based off of sports teams...lol

I'm sure you will like it though.
 

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The 0% financing over 5 years was the reason

And yes I’m probity the only guy that finances a lawn mower over 5 years in Canada
 

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Went with the Kubota. Only reason was I really liked the Club Cadet BUT it’s colours is yellow and black. Pittsburgh Steelers colours. My wife is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and dad is a huge Steelers fan. Huge rivalry.

I get her that and I’m stuck cutting the grass for the rest of my life....but it is orange. I might have to find a place to put a black C.

I will name my mower the Butkus
Hopefully it cuts more grass than Jay Cutlers facemask did. Might take a few hours though ha.
 

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Still haven't got the Swisher back from the warranty work and mowing the lawn for the 2nd time without it... I might get ticked off and buy it yet...

I'm glad you bought one to try out first! Thank you!!
 
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