2011 Simplicity Regent or Broadmoor?? - MyTractorForum.com - The Friendliest Tractor Forum and Best Place for Tractor Information
Register Home FAQ Garage MTF Gallery Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Store Chat Room

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-21-2011, 05:39 PM   post #1 of 28
MTF Junior Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 18
MTF Member # 56923
Default 2011 Simplicity Regent or Broadmoor??

Hey guys here's my situation..

I'm going to buy a new mower this year, and I'm already brand loyal to Simplicity. I went to my local dealer and was told the Regent 22/44 had a limited slip rear end.

Having a limited slip rear end is a HUGE selling point for me, I mow around 2 acres of hills.

Well, come to find out he made a mistake, the Regent does not have limited slip, and if I wanted it I need to step up into a Broadmoor hitting me for a extra $1000.

So what do you guys think? Is there enough difference between then to justify the extra money?

Any advise is appreciated.

Freebe
Freebe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-21-2011, 06:34 PM   post #2 of 28
Me
 
TennesseeJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 542
MTF Member # 55103
Default Re: 2011 Simplicity Regent or Broadmoor??

Freebe;

You are right on wanting that Automatically Controlled Traction as simplicity calls it. I had it on my Conquest and now on a Legacy xl. It is really nice. The Broadmoor is just a little more mower. But here is the main thing with the Broadmooe you can get a Vanguard Engine.

That alone is worth the jump. That is Briggs best engine and you hardly can find anyone saying a bad word about it. So you get a little bigger tractor, ATC and a Vanguard engine, Electric height of cut as well, nice, but the retail is more for the vanguard.

You should be able to get that retail price broke down as well, You should be able to a deal. best buy would be the broadmoor and the vanguard.
TennesseeJim is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2011, 06:35 PM   post #3 of 28
Proud Member of the 1K Club
 
Burntime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,908
MTF Member # 22443
Default Re: 2011 Simplicity Regent or Broadmoor??

I do not like the regent personally. Its the simplicity cut and thats it in my opinion. I would at least go to the broadmore or conquest. If you want to buy to last for 20 years go higher... The broadmore is nice but does not have the rear end a conquest or better yet a prestige has. It also is not a very fast ground speed. It does however cut really well!
Burntime is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2011, 06:43 PM   post #4 of 28
Me
 
TennesseeJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 542
MTF Member # 55103
Default Re: 2011 Simplicity Regent or Broadmoor??

Freebe; I recently talked to my Simp dealer about a Broadmore for a friend and he quoted a 46" Broadmore with a 20 HP Vanguard engine for $3999.

Now with the 52" deck it's $4399..........However on the Simp website I don't see a vanguard offered with a 46" deck..............

but that's how he quoted it...........
TennesseeJim is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2011, 07:07 PM   post #5 of 28
Proud Member of the 1K Club
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,281
MTF Member # 1593
Default Re: 2011 Simplicity Regent or Broadmoor??

Mutton Power has a broadmoor 20/52 for 3,999.00
Andy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2011, 07:44 PM   post #6 of 28
MTF Junior Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 18
MTF Member # 56923
Default Re: 2011 Simplicity Regent or Broadmoor??

Appreciate the input! I've got a 1993 broadmoor now, 14 hp Kohler Command, 38" deck I bought new. It's a great mower, but kinda undersized for what I'm doing now.

I guess in my old age I hate coming off the extra cash, and was hoping the lower priced Regent might do the trick.....in the back of my mind I had my doubts.

That being said, if it holds up like my old '93 it would probably be money well spent. That thing has mowed a ton of grass.

Thanks again.

Freebe
Freebe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2011, 08:20 PM   post #7 of 28
Custom User Title
 
Jay H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 239
MTF Member # 45630
Default Re: 2011 Simplicity Regent or Broadmoor??

I agree with everyone else that if you can find the cash, stepping up to the Broadmoor is really worth it.

If I simply had to cut grass and do nothing else with the tractor, the 20 hp Vangard Broadmoor with the new style 52" deck would be my choice in the whole line up of Simplicity mowers. That Vangard is an exceptional motor and the Broadmoor is very well built.
Jay H is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2011, 09:04 PM   post #8 of 28
Me
 
TennesseeJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 542
MTF Member # 55103
Default Re: 2011 Simplicity Regent or Broadmoor??

Since you had a broadmore and Kohler command you might consider broadmore and a Vanguard;

Those are the two best air cooled engines yhat are common in these machines;many others will give great service as well, but those two are hard to beat
TennesseeJim is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2011, 07:23 AM   post #9 of 28
MTF Junior Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 18
MTF Member # 56923
Default Re: 2011 Simplicity Regent or Broadmoor??

Will do. I'm going to talk with my dealer this weekend.

Thanks again all!

Brent
Freebe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2011, 08:51 AM   post #10 of 28
Senior MTF Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 312
MTF Member # 18447
Default Re: 2011 Simplicity Regent or Broadmoor??

Quote:
Originally Posted by Freebe View Post
Hey guys here's my situation..

I'm going to buy a new mower this year, and I'm already brand loyal to Simplicity. I went to my local dealer and was told the Regent 22/44 had a limited slip rear end.

Having a limited slip rear end is a HUGE selling point for me, I mow around 2 acres of hills.

Well, come to find out he made a mistake, the Regent does not have limited slip, and if I wanted it I need to step up into a Broadmoor hitting me for a extra $1000.

So what do you guys think? Is there enough difference between then to justify the extra money?

Any advise is appreciated.

Freebe
I have a Regent 22/44 that does a great job of cutting but traction is poor. I don't use mine on hills or mowing roadside becouse of traction. With 2 acres to cut and hills make the broadmoor the least Simplicity to go with. It has a better tranny and motor that's well worth the price over the Regent.
Jimmyjo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2011, 06:03 AM   post #11 of 28
MTF Junior Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 18
MTF Member # 56923
Default Re: 2011 Simplicity Regent or Broadmoor??

Well, I think my mind is made up.....

A Broadmoor it is. I've had excellent results from my other one, and have no reason to think this one will be any different.

Thanks for all the input!
Freebe
Freebe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2011, 04:47 PM   post #12 of 28
MTF Junior Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 18
MTF Member # 56923
Default Re: 2011 Simplicity Regent or Broadmoor??

Well, here;'s my update....

The good : I've decided to pony up and go with a Broadmoor 22/44

The bad : I picked up the 2011 catalog, the 22/44 is advertised as having a Briggs 'Professional Series' engine, not the vanguard.

What have you guys heard about this engine?

Appreciate you all sharing your knowledge with me!

Thanks,

Freebe
Freebe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2011, 04:53 PM   post #13 of 28
Semper Fi
 
dieseldave24v's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 53
MTF Member # 56930
Default Re: 2011 Simplicity Regent or Broadmoor??

Quote:
Originally Posted by Freebe View Post
Well, here;'s my update....

The good : I've decided to pony up and go with a Broadmoor 22/44

The bad : I picked up the 2011 catalog, the 22/44 is advertised as having a Briggs 'Professional Series' engine, not the vanguard.

What have you guys heard about this engine?

Appreciate you all sharing your knowledge with me!

Thanks,

Freebe
Briggs and Stratton Professional Series engines

SEE THE LINK ABOVE.

I have this engine and dont have a single bad thing to say about it
dieseldave24v is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2011, 05:18 PM   post #14 of 28
MTF Junior Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 18
MTF Member # 56923
Default Re: 2011 Simplicity Regent or Broadmoor??

Thanks DieselDave!

I also found this thread

Briggs Vanguard vs Professional Series?

Freebe
Freebe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-27-2011, 05:59 PM   post #15 of 28
Me
 
TennesseeJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 542
MTF Member # 55103
Default Re: 2011 Simplicity Regent or Broadmoor??

Freebe;

I had the 24HP B7S pro in a Conquest but only had it a few hours. It was a strong engine, ran good and quiet. Now I talked extensively with my Simp dealer about it.

He said that a couple of years ago all the tech's (He is One) had complained to Simplicity/B&S that the intek's and new Pro's had avery poor air filter design that was allowing dirt into the intake and would hurt those motors. As a result they re-designed the intake on it and you will that it is much better. It has a rubber cone type filter that fits tightly and has an outside foam prefilter as well. I have a new Legacy XL with a kawasasaki and it has a great air filter, but basically the same .Pre foam and paper then a tight seal. The dealer says that it turned those engines around, that are good and they are not seeing the prior problems. So I do think the Pro is a good engine and better than a Kohler Courage.

However the Vanguard by Diahtsu remains the flagship engine at Briggs, It has a long track record and much commercial use as well. The Diesel in the Legacy is a Vanguard. By the way Kohler Command have a great rep and lots of commercial record as great as well.

So is the pro good, yes I think so. It is not as bad as the original with poor air filter. It has pressure lube, spin on filter. Will give many hours.

So is the Vanguard good, well it is probably great as these air cooled engines go. So you get down to price and longevity. These are usually 1000 hr rated motors. That's a long time, they may both outlive us!

Compare the price difference of the Pro vs Vanguard, is it worth it to you? If you feel better with the best get the Vanguard. If you take great care of your engine, oil change, clean Air filter and it is for home service, the Pro should last a long time as well.
TennesseeJim is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MyTractorForum.com - The Friendliest Tractor Forum and Best Place for Tractor Information forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:28 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Compact Tractor Reviews Tractor Reviews Snowblowers Lawn Mower Forum
My Tractor Forum Snow Thrower Power Equipment Forum
Combine Forum Snowblower Forum ATV and UTV Reviews