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    3039r finish mower

    Having a difficult time deciding whether to go with the 72" MMM or a 72" pull behind. Going with a pull behind would save a considerable amount of money in my configuration. Which do you use and why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45mb42t3 View Post
    Having a difficult time deciding whether to go with the 72" MMM or a 72" pull behind. Going with a pull behind would save a considerable amount of money in my configuration. Which do you use and why?

    Thanks!
    I had the 3038 with 5 ft woods finish mower pull behind and sold all that and got the 3046r with 6ft pull behind. I like that set up. Have not done the mmm but still like my set up. Click image for larger version. 

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    I would go with the 6ft model though. Always wished I had done that in the beginning but they had a used 5 ft model ,for half price and I took it. This time around I got the 6ft.
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    Cliebold,

    Do you find that it gives a good quality cut? I forgot to add in original post if using a pull behind is it a side or rear discharge. If rear does it clump up? also on pull behind do you find when turning around and the mower swings around does it dig up grass? Thanks for your input.

    Also what length trailer is that????

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    I have a 39R.

    I use a Z to mow the yard like stuff.

    I have a Befco 60" RMFM (side discharge) that I have had since I bought my 2305 back in Montana.

    It occasionally gets used now. It just covers the wheel base of the 39R. Fit great on the 2305 and my little kubota.

    After having mowed with a RMFM, unless it was a dedicated lawn & garden tractor I would never junk up the underbelly of a tractor with an expensive MMM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 45mb42t3 View Post
    Cliebold,

    Do you find that it gives a good quality cut? I forgot to add in original post if using a pull behind is it a side or rear discharge. If rear does it clump up? also on pull behind do you find when turning around and the mower swings around does it dig up grass? Thanks for your input.

    Also what length trailer is that????

    Thanks
    I think the cut quality of mine is better than many high quality commercial machines.

    I have never had any problem digging while turning with mine.
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    I've used a Woods 6' rear mount for over 20 years but just ordered my 72D last week. I'm switching primarily for the ability to remove leaves in the fall by piping the MMM into my trailer/debris sucker.

    My Woods has set a very high bar for mowing and the appearance of the turf afterward is top notch so I hope the MMM can match. Although I havent tried the MMM yet, I believe the only "pro" would be maneuverability since the RM hangs behind you that you have to account for when turning and turning around.
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    With my 4066R, I was left with no choice as the MMM was no longer an option on the 4 series. So I went with a 110 inch rear discharge Befco RFM. I am very happy with it. It is extra heavy duty and weighs around 1500#. One of the things I liked about it was the fact that it had swinging blades like a brush hog. Since it rides on 4 wheels, it does not dig into the ground when turning. Grass dispersion is not really noticeable, unless I am mowing some really tall stuff, like 3-4 ft tall. I have a 6ft brush hog, but I have never used it. I just wade right in with the RFM.

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    Although I use a zturn for the majority of my mowing I do have a 6' woods rfm and it actually gives a nicer cut than the zturn. If I used a rfm more I would get rid of my 6' and go bigger. I never use it on anything taller than 6-7" and the tractor doesn't even know it's back there for my uses. I have had mmm's and they wasn't the nice drive over decks that's available now. I had to wrestle the stupid things out from under the tractor when I wanted to do anything with it that didn't include mowing and wrestle it back under there to mow again, I hated them. Even with the deck off I had linkage under there to worry about when I was bushhogging or working in a woods with the tractor.

    I suggest a rear discharge, I don't see how anyone could be disappointed with one verses a side discharge.
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    I have a 60" deck on my Z918, a 72"mmm and 84" RFM for my 2720. All give about the same cut if the grass isn't long. If the grass gets too long than than the cut on the 72`MMM goes to crap. The front wheels of the tractor lay the grass down and the shallow deck on the MMM doesn't have enough vacuum to pull it back up and it doesn't get cut. Later the grass stands back up and you are left with a bunch of uncut strips of grass. The Zturn wheels don`t lay the grass down like that and the RFM has a deep enough deck to pull the grass back up, even after 4 wheels have laid it over.

    I use the Z turn for around the house and trees and the RFM for everything else. 90% of the time the MMM just sits.

    Best cut I ever had was from a commercial duty F series front deck mower(F932). The deck on it was a beast, almost twice the depth of my MMM. I mowed everything from yards to fields with that thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ky_shawn View Post
    Although I use a zturn for the majority of my mowing I do have a 6' woods rfm and it actually gives a nicer cut than the zturn. If I used a rfm more I would get rid of my 6' and go bigger. I never use it on anything taller than 6-7" and the tractor doesn't even know it's back there for my uses. I have had mmm's and they wasn't the nice drive over decks that's available now. I had to wrestle the stupid things out from under the tractor when I wanted to do anything with it that didn't include mowing and wrestle it back under there to mow again, I hated them. Even with the deck off I had linkage under there to worry about when I was bushhogging or working in a woods with the tractor.

    I suggest a rear discharge, I don't see how anyone could be disappointed with one verses a side discharge.
    I agree, my 84" RFM with rear discharge uses about the same HP and my 72"MMM side discharge. Better dispersal of clippings and not working so hard to push all the grass off to the side, no chute clogging.....
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