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Always been kind of partial to the greene
So I'm looking for a replacement for my 42" craftsman. I have about 2 acres to mow and a dozen trees to go around
Looking for something used so trying to figure out what older model machines carried a 60" mower a 54 would prolly even do but would lean towards the wider for less cutting time
Are the any downfalls of a 60" vs the 54"?
What models carried the 60" deck?
I have figured that the 425 435 and 455 are all the same exept engines and they carried 60's
Anything else?
Thanks guys
 

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i don't know, but on 2 acres WITH obstacles a large deck can actually increase mowing time.

when i used my L130 i shaved an hour off the time it takes me to mow my 4 acres just by applying RU around the tree so that i can easily turn around them instead of having to pull up, reverse, pull up, reverse, etc.

the speed of the machine and how well it cuts has more to do with cutting down mowing time than anything. my X500 and my L130 BOTH have a 48" deck. to cut my 4 acres with the L130 it took 5-6 hours depending on if i had RU'ed or not. with the X500 it takes 2.5-3 hours depending on if i have sprayed or not! same width deck, but a faster machine and better cut so i don't have to go over some areas 2x.
 

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Thanks guys keep the advise coming
I was looking at one with all wheel steer and the 60" deck and my trees are mulched out to a 30" circle so I figured it shouldn't be a problem
I guess maybe it'll matter mor on what I find available around me
So what models have the 54" mower?
 

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I like my 54" really well. It would cut 2 acres pretty quick. I cut 3 acres, 3 houses, 2 sheds, lots of trees gardens and all. Takes me about 2.5 hrs. Its on a gx345 a real nice mower, similar to the new X540.
 

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used Deere model's with a 60inch or greater
400
420
430
425
445
455
X465
X475
X485
X495
X575
X585
X595
X700
X720
X728
X724
X729
X740
X744
X748
X749
All of the above except for the 400,420 & 430 can even take a 54inch deck. There's quit a few used X700 series out there now.
Used Deere's with a 54inch deck
GT235
GT245
325
335
345
355
GX versions of the above 300 series tractors
GX255
LX279
LX288
X340
Prior to the 54inch deck deere made a 50inch deck that would fit on the 400,420,430,318,322,332 :thThumbsU
 

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Sargeant thanks dude
That list and the details also give me some info about a 420 that's local
nevermind it just sold
im trying to keep my upgrade under the $3000 mark also :D
 
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