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    Mower help!!

    I am currently in the process of purchasing a mower for my 1025r. If my picture attachment was clear my property is 5 acres. The front and the back of the house just behind the detached building I would say is a normal lawn. The field from the back of the detached building to the farthest tree line is pretty rough. Timothy, weeds, grass, ant hills, a little bumpy ect. I would like to get it better in time. I keep it mowed down with a cub cadet 1050 right now takes about 2.5 hrs just the back and 1 hr for the "normal lawn". I am considering MMM or rotary finish mower. Would like your opinions and advice. I am wondering why you would not go for the 60d MMM over the 54? Thanks
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    Personal preference. 60" does a nice job, but is prone to scalping if not perfectly level. If you are wanting to get done faster and not too concerned with the mow quality then I'd go with the 60". The 60" will allow you to mow closer to objects as well. If you want a nicer cut around the house then maybe go with a 54" mmm and get a 60" rear finish mower for the larger areas. Another option is to get a ztr mower. It will get the job done pretty fast and leave a better cut.
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    I would get the 54" deck for mowing the front and then something like the swisher pull behind and the 54" for the back 40.
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    My 60" always did great for our 5 acres. If I wanted to get finished sooner I would use the Swisher 60" for a 9' cutting swath

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT1222 View Post
    I am currently in the process of purchasing a mower for my 1025r. If my picture attachment was clear my property is 5 acres. The front and the back of the house just behind the detached building I would say is a normal lawn. The field from the back of the detached building to the farthest tree line is pretty rough. Timothy, weeds, grass, ant hills, a little bumpy ect. I would like to get it better in time. I keep it mowed down with a cub cadet 1050 right now takes about 2.5 hrs just the back and 1 hr for the "normal lawn". I am considering MMM or rotary finish mower. Would like your opinions and advice. I am wondering why you would not go for the 60d MMM over the 54? Thanks
    Plant more trees! Less mowing. But it looks like a zero turn would be in order on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psrumors View Post
    My 60" always did great for our 5 acres.
    I am with you, no problems with the 60. Now, I will admit, mine is set at 3+ inches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyM View Post
    I am with you, no problems with the 60. Now, I will admit, mine is set at 3+ inches.
    Same here, I like the 60". I mow at about 3.25 to 3.5 in summer months and no scalping issues at all. A person just has to set the gauge wheels properly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by psrumors View Post
    My 60" always did great for our 5 acres. If I wanted to get finished sooner I would use the Swisher 60" for a 9' cutting swath

    Wouldn't you want it offset to the left? I got the swisher but not the 3M

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    Thanks everyone for the feedback. I will be making a final decision soon. Looks like I am leaning towards the 60d.
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ID:	150249You might think about a lawn roller in the future to help smooth things out.Getting frost heaves out of the lawn will help with the ride and bouncing around.My back 500' was all old hay field very bumpy from years of frost.Took about 3 years of rolling weeding and seeding but got it pretty nice.
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