I'm currently contemplating on upgrading my mower from a Z-turn to a front mount 4wd diesel mower. One of the main thoughts behind this is due to the added versatility of the mower by being able to run other implements.
I been surfing the used tractor sites at the used JD 1145 and 1445 (believe these are the only 4wd models) that are in my price range.
Would a 59" front mount blower off a 4310 which I have mount to one of these with minimal adaptation.
Anybody know the PTO speed? I been looking at getting a small belt rake for hay that I could attach to the front of the mower to rake/ted hay with.
How durable are these mowers for unfinished type mowing. I am looking at opening up some places for additional horse pasture where it would be cutting tall grass and even some shrubbery. I would use my bush hog but the majority of this is on some sort of grade. The flat stuff is dedicated for my mini hay operation.
When I worked landscape in my younger years we had a small Toro 18hp 52" front mount that I actually preferred over the Z turns we had because it was so good at getting under trees with low lying branches. I would think these larger diesel models would be like having tractor power with a low center of gravity but I could be wrong.