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Advice with ride on mowers

ano mower discussion, hopefully I can get some advice. We currently run 2 ride ons, 1 large and 1 small which is currently a castle garden and now has to be changes, it doesn’t do a great deal of work but has just become so unreliable recently, so I don’t know what to go for, my head tells me that the models with a Honda engine may be better but then I think I should go for a kubota g1600. Then following a discussion with the local kubota dealer, he has me convinced that it isn’t a great machine for contracting and that a g21 or 23 would be a better choice, obviously with a n increased price.

i guess the main question I’m asking is does anyone use the smaller kubota and what do they make of them and also does anyone have a cheaper alternative which is up to the rigors of contracting ( it may only be 1 day per month during the growing season and a few times a week at the start and end of the season when the ground may be too wet to use my larger mower on) I need to be able to collect the grass

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  • We have 2 JD X540s which we've run for years and are good workhorses.  The only downside is that they don't collect well in the wet because of the add-on collection unit.  We did have an X135 for smaller jobs, but found it was too small to be worth bothering with and moved it on.

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    Big fan of Etesia Bahia or Hydros for small professional rideon ...

    • What sort of price would these machines be roughly?

  • We have an Etesia HVHPX (120cm) which we've been very dissapointed with.  Cuts and collects beautifully- when it's working...  Haven't tried the smaller ones.

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