bristol, I'm considering the Groundsmaster 360 instead of the PolarTrac. I like the PolarTrac, but think the 360 is a better unit. I mowed with one for a week this spring and was very happy with it. Comes to about the same price as the Polar.
RLM, I know it depends on what one purchases, but IMO this is easy to justify, for me at least. (Having the cash is the problem)
Basically at $15K for an Exmark Lazer diesel with a bagger system.
Around $20K for an RTV\Gator setup with a Boss V.
Each one gets used for part of the year. (for me, I already have enough UTVs, I don't need another) Figure the mower 6-7 months, the UTV 3 months in the winter, who knows how much in the summer. Might be a little, might be a lot.
So I can invest $35K into 2 pieces of equipment that will be used partially throughout the year or $35K into 1 piece that gets used the majority of the year.
Good luck bristol, let us know what you do. The 4 wheel steering on the 360 is awesome, it takes pretty much all the learning curve out of learning how to mow without tearing turf or spinning on hills, etc. It climbs like a mountain goat.
Originally Posted by 1olddogtwo
I so hate myself for reading all this.