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    I have 5 acres of fairly level lawn(3 acres of old pasture/2 acres graded seeded grass). Do you think an X320 with a 54" mmm would be big enough to mow this? I used an old craftsman 42" last year, but, it really took a betting as well as a lot of my time, and quite a few belts. Any recommendations, I do not have a lot of $. The x320 @ around $4000, is about it. However, I don't want to waste my money on something to small. Help

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    I hate to steer anyone away from green, but Toro puts out some real nice zero turn mowers with "commercial" decks 50" over and well under your $4k budget. I cut 1-1/2 acres in less than an hour with mine, and that is including going around trees, pool, play yard, wash poles, etc.

    I'm also not one to steer someone away from a dealer, but here is a starting price:http://www.homedepot.com/p/Toro-Time...4631/203651504

    I'll bet Muttons can beat it and offer you great dealer support.

    I await my flogging
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonton View Post
    I hate to steer anyone away from green, but Toro puts out some real nice zero turn mowers with "commercial" decks 50" over and well under your $4k budget. I cut 1-1/2 acres in less than an hour with mine, and that is including going around trees, pool, play yard, wash poles, etc.

    I'm also not one to steer someone away from a dealer, but here is a starting price:Toro TimeCutter SS5000 50 in. 23-HP Kawasaki V-Twin Zero-Turn Riding Mower with Smart Speed-74631 - The Home Depot

    I'll bet Muttons can beat it and offer you great dealer support.

    I await my flogging
    These Toro zero turns look pretty nice. Have you had any trouble with yours? I see they have a hitch available, have you used this to tow a trailer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonton View Post
    I hate to steer anyone away from green, but Toro puts out some real nice zero turn mowers with "commercial" decks 50" over and well under your $4k budget. I cut 1-1/2 acres in less than an hour with mine, and that is including going around trees, pool, play yard, wash poles, etc.

    I'm also not one to steer someone away from a dealer, but here is a starting price:Toro TimeCutter SS5000 50 in. 23-HP Kawasaki V-Twin Zero-Turn Riding Mower with Smart Speed-74631 - The Home Depot

    I'll bet Muttons can beat it and offer you great dealer support.

    I await my flogging
    I don't think you will get flogged too bad, but rtgt is gonna pounce on you.
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    It will make tall grass short, but take a look at the x500. You would be getting into a garden tractor. Heavier frame will help on pasture ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tractorslinger View Post
    It will make tall grass short, but take a look at the x500. You would be getting into a garden tractor. Heavier frame will help on pasture ground.
    $6000+ That's a whole differnt neighborhood, but, it would be nice. However, that's how I get in trouble. The x500 becomes the 700 and then I'm looking at a 1025 w/ FEL&MMM
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    $6,000? I sell them all day for $5,099! I understand what you're saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    I have 5 acres of fairly level lawn(3 acres of old pasture/2 acres graded seeded grass). Do you think an X320 with a 54" mmm would be big enough to mow this? I used an old craftsman 42" last year, but, it really took a betting as well as a lot of my time, and quite a few belts. Any recommendations, I do not have a lot of $. The x320 @ around $4000, is about it. However, I don't want to waste my money on something to small. Help
    I'm thinking you will not be close to being satisfied.
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    With a budget of $4k, I would think a decent used X500 series would be a good choice. If you don't mind something that is a little bigger here is a tractor that is local to you.

    http://www.machinefinder.com/ww/en-US/machine/3675814

    If you would like a Z-turn, here is a very heavy duty machine, we use the Diesel versions at work to mow with.

    http://www.machinefinder.com/ww/en-US/machine/3489027

    This tractor is at my local dealer, which is not too far away:

    http://www.machinefinder.com/ww/en-US/machine/3861259
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    I'm thinking you will not be close to being satisfied.
    You are probably right, and everybody else seems to agree the 300 series is not enough. I am beginning to think I will need to get a used machine. I see some older machines that look good, but, I have no idea, what a lot of hours is on a given machine.
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