The 2016 model Woods 180X 15' cutter can be bought for $14,000. It has 4 aircraft tires, one spring on the middle section to act as a cushion.
The Land Pride 15' RCM 5615 can be bought for $16,950. It has 6 laminated tires, the wing hinges are greaseable, and each axle has a spring as a cushion.
The Schulte 15' FX 1800 has a light kit, 4 laminated tires, and is priced at $17,500 .
I will be mowing 96 acres of Newly seeded CRP once more this year and at least twice next year, and probably once or twice in 2018. The ground is about 65 acres flat and about 31 acres gently rolling to steep slopes. There are a few small ditches that have washed downhill in the new seeding so I'm thinking the springs on the axles might be worthwhile. Do they really help in rough ground ?
Also interested in any other recommendations for a batwing rotary mower. I may also use the mower for farm driveways, old pasture, etc, but my road ditches are too deep and steep for mowing. I don't plan to mow shorter than 8-12" so rocks won't be a problem either. Any trees would be 1" or smaller in diameter. Thanks for any insight.