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Looking into a new PTO finish mower?

I am looking at getting a 72" or 60" rear discharge PTO finish mower. It take to long to mow with the rider mowers and the brush hog is not really meant for finish mowing. With a PTO mower I can do the job much faster due to size and the speed that I could run the tractor at. I have been looking at Craig's list for a used one but no luck so far.

Does any one have any good advice? What brands have you used that you feel are worth the price. I would like to keep it under $2000.

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You are way out of my league, can't help, but what is PTO - paid time off, parent teacher organization, patent and trademark office....
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LOL!

PTO= power take off; on the back of a tractor there is a shaft that powers things you hook up to the tractor. Things like a mower or rototiller connect to a 3 point hitch and the PTO.

I posted on Tractorbynet.com and got some advice, I was even told I could go as large as 84", now that is a big mower! I think 72" is plenty big for my needs.

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Ha! Rainbow beat me to asking what PTO stood for! :)

I took out most of my lawn a few years ago. If you used that 84" monster on the lawn I have left, two passes would probably complete the entire job of mowing! :lol:
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Me too, except in my case, you'd have to be in the neighbor's yard to turn it around between passes.
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Looking into a new PTO finish mower

Hey tomf. Ken here in the Chicago area. I just googled PTO finish mower
and clicked on Ebay. There were several mowers for sale well under $2000.
A lot of the brands I was not familiar with, but I would buy anything from
John Deere. I hope this helps. Good luck and take care.
Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area

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Ken one of my riding mowers is a JD and it works well, it is just too small and it takes more than a day to mow the lawn with it.

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I have done a bit of reading on them and I am looking to buy a used one so as not to rob the bank account. I got some mowing done with one of my riding mowers but only one lawn and part of another; most of the lawns are going to grow this week as it is going to rain all week.

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I did a lot of reading on the net and looked at some mowers so I would not be so uninformed when I got one. I ordered a 72" one yesterday it is built well and at a good cost; it will be delivered any day. Photos to follow. :)

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