zero turn push mower?

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Old 05-23-14, 05:13 PM
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zero turn push mower?

I may be in the market for a new push mower. I was looking at my options and I make a lot of turns in my yard. I don't want a pro series one but something like the Cub Cadet SC 500 z (http://www.cubcadet.com/equipment/cu...-z-sc500z-2014)

I'm having trouble finding any other brands like this to compare to...if you have any ideas what to look at please let me know! Thanks!
 
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Old 05-23-14, 05:41 PM
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Wifey wanted one once. I got her a John Deere, similar to the one you referred to. They are NOT zero turn, in that the rear wheels are stationary. They are very maneuverable, however and trim really well around trees.
 
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Old 05-23-14, 06:21 PM
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We bought an Ariens #91119400 (LM21SW) for our congregation last fall. Most like it... some who can't chew gum and walk a straight line at the same time don't like it. They say it's hard to mow a straight line. Our lawn is about 1/3 straight back and forth and 2/3 curves and turns. IMO it's perfect for that sort of lawn.
 
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thanks for the replies. I meant the push mowers with the caster wheels. I mow about 1/2 acre, yup push mow it. I enjoy it so I don't see it as work but for $700-$800 I might as well spend a little bit more and get a small rider. Thanks for all the help! The mowers with the caster wheels are hard to find!
 
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Personally I find the extra weight and size of castor wheels to be a detriment. I prefer a simple, light weight mower. The light weight makes it easier to maneuver and turning sharp is easily accomplished by pushing down on the handle and raising the front wheels off the ground.
 
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I meant the push mowers with the caster wheels.
I thought that's what we were talking about.
 
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Old 05-29-14, 12:51 PM
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You often see the caster type for commercial companies that need to mow around lots of obstructions and curved beds.

For the average home with a tree or two and a couple of beds, I'd think a regular self-propelled (I like FWD w/big rear wheels) would be a better choice...esp if you want that ballfield look.
 
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Now, on the JD, I bought wifey, via cable you could lock the casters in a forward only position.
 
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The Ariens has the same feature, if you want to lock the front wheels straight.
 
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