Upgrade Time - Need Advice
I purchased the GT 275 about 7 years ago when I purchased my property (2.5 acres: 1 acre lawn, 1.5 acres brush). This machine has served me well and was spot on for my needs. However, my needs have changed in the last 7 years.. I now have 2.5 acres of lawn and need to move trailers around my property at times (1 4x8 flat bed, 1 6x12 with ramp, 1 empty 20' boat trailer). I would like something with 4 wheel steer for maneuverability around trees, a 3 pt hitch for the trailers, a 60" deck to cut down mow time, and a deck that is capable of handling taller grass (my current deck gives a lousy cut if the grass very tall, it leaves two "mohawk" stripes where the blades overlap as if they don't have enough overlap). The property is also a tad rough in spots, so a smooth ride would be very nice. Looking to buy used, but want something that is reliable and low maintenance (I am no as mechanically inclined as most folks here).
No specific budget, but would like to keep it under $7K (lower cost is better).
Note: I searched on Machine Finder, but if you don't have specific model numbers, the list is overwhelming, so hoping to get a short list of models and years that would meet my needs and budget.
Note2: I am open to other brands.
1998 GT 275, 17 HP Kawasaki (air cooled), 48" mulching deck, Tuff Torq K71B
2001 JS 63 self propelled push mower
2012 Echo SRM-225 string trimmer
1979 Snapper 5/23 Snow Blower
2012 National Walking Sprinkler - A5-2 with optional mud wheels
1999 K9 fertilizer spreader (border collie, black lab mix)
Last edited by John151; 07-20-2019 at 09:18 AM.