I am looking at purchasing a dedicated riding mower for my wife to mow the lawn adjacent to the house. I have a 60D on my 1025r that does just OK. I have to cut-in a lot with the hand mower and the quality of cut with the 60D is not very good due to the sloping terrain and low/high spots. A small rider would be able to eliminate the push mower. If I got one, it would have to provide a much better cut quality. I like to keep my lawn high, and the 1025R does not have a lot of clearance, so the cut is either way too long or not long enough.
It will mow about <1/2 acre. I want the hydro drive. Comfortable seat and controls. Excellent cut quality at high cut levels. Thinking a D130. Looking at just JD riders is overwhelming...must be 500 Models.
What do you guys think?