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Angelique 03-13-2014 02:21 PM

Electric riding mower recommendations
 
We're on an acre, so a riding mower is essential! Important features are a good mulching option and options for edging. Any suggestions for an electric riding mower that would fit the bill? We are not deciding based on price.

Wuzzat? 03-13-2014 02:37 PM

If your land is hilly the battery & motor needs to deliver more torque and energy than those for flat land.
Ask about the maximum slope the mower can handle and at what speed. This will separate the men from what Ahhnold would call the girly men.

https://www.cubcadet.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CubCadetFullPageArticleDisplayView?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=14101&pageView=Cubcadet_ Commercial/AcresPerHour.html

Angelique 03-13-2014 06:18 PM

Do you have a Club Cadet? Which one? We are very flat here, although the person who currently cuts our lawn (he is being replaced by the mower) was just complaining that our berms are now too large for him to ride over. I'm not sure it's worth choosing a mower just because of berm-climbing!

guyod 03-13-2014 08:32 PM

Are you looking for an Electric riding lawn mower. or electric start gas riding mower

slownsteady 03-13-2014 09:38 PM

You have that much grass in Phoenix??? Is it imported?

Wuzzat? 03-14-2014 06:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Angelique (Post 101682)
Do you have a Club Cadet? Which one? We are very flat here, although the person who currently cuts our lawn (he is being replaced by the mower) was just complaining that our berms are now too large for him to ride over. I'm not sure it's worth choosing a mower just because of berm-climbing!

Nah, a push 22" gas mower and so flat I have drainage problems.

Sounds like your berm cross-section profile will limit your choice of what mower may work for it. You need new search terms for that one.

bud16415 03-14-2014 07:04 AM

If you are talking about gas powered with electric start there are a lot of good machines on the market and for a flat one acre something with about a 42 inch cut would be what I would want. I like the hydrostatic drives and I would avoid the very cheap little lawn tractors. I also feel that some of the big names are overpriced and you may be paying for the paint color. I have a cub cadet and I feel it is a good mixture of quality for the price even though a few years ago they were bought up by a company that builds the lower end stuff. I feel they are still a dependable mower and if kept clean and maintained mowing one acre will last as long as you will ever need it.

Angelique 03-14-2014 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by bud16415 (Post 101705)
If you are talking about gas powered with electric start....

No, I'm talking all-electric. Cub Cadet makes those (one example is http://www.cubcadetrztszero.com/) and so do at least one other brand I found online.

Angelique 03-14-2014 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by guyod (Post 101693)
Are you looking for an Electric riding lawn mower. or electric start gas riding mower

Electric!

Hmmm..... The forum says my reply is too short. Let's try again:

Electric!

Angelique 03-14-2014 07:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Wuzzat? (Post 101702)
Sounds like your berm cross-section profile will limit your choice...

I think I wasn't clear when I wrote that! He just didn't want to ride all the way around to our big RV gate to get to the back lawn. If you access the back yard from the driveway, there are berms that keep the irrigation water away from the house. If you go in the back gate, you can zip around the lawn all you please.


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