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Several years ago I saw an article on a NZ mower made by a contractor who was not satisfied with what was available. I think it had twin blades, swivel wheels on front, was light and easy to use. It went into retail construction but I can't locate it now. Is it still available. Does anyone have a photo of it or any details of it. Thanks for any help.
Posted 14 February 2017 - 06:51 AM

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Probably this one.

http://www.grassgrub...700.aspx#images

I think you could get a Honda or B&S engine on them too.


Posted 14 February 2017 - 07:29 AM

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looked at these a few times over the years, certainly interesting; very pricey esp with Lifan engines....love to try one


Posted 14 February 2017 - 02:32 PM

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Thanks guys, they were pricey when I looked at them years ago.
Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:13 PM

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Makes the Mulchmaster and Timemaster look good ( price wise )  :)


Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:03 PM

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Here is an aussie one i havnt seen get a mention on this forum. Bit heavier though.

 

http://www.deutscher...m.au/xe560.html


Posted 17 February 2017 - 04:32 PM

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Here is an aussie one i havnt seen get a mention on this forum. Bit heavier though.

 

http://www.deutscher...m.au/xe560.html

Got a ballpark figure on how much they cost Drew - I'm seeing that a lot of my responses to adverts now is knocking student rentals into shape for an end of tenancy or RE inspection - I've looked at 2 jobs where the "lawn" was 450mm couch and cr@p in the last 2 days - my dreams of manicuring stately homes a bitter memory :lol:


Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:47 PM

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Grasscutters!! Thats us  :)  Neat lawns, long lawns, jungles, all the same. It,s like being married, It,s just the depth that varies ( the amount of trouble one is in )

 

Approx $2600 Crocster not cheap but should last for yonks. Course there are some Push Victa Mastercuts but who want to push in the heat? Not me 

 

Would a Mulchmaster not do it?


Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:39 PM

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Grasscutters!! Thats us  :)  Neat lawns, long lawns, jungles, all the same. It,s like being married, It,s just the depth that varies ( the amount of trouble one is in )

 

Approx $2600 Crocster not cheap but should last for yonks. Course there are some Push Victa Mastercuts but who want to push in the heat? Not me 

 

Would a Mulchmaster not do it?

I'm keen to find out Drew - I've got one to do Monday which is more of a slash job - I'm taking the BigBob I bought with GSV190 - I've only done a couple of jobs with it so far and this will be a better test of grunt - but $2600 is not to bad for something that can be put into just about anything? - would prefer to see around 8HP tho?


Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:22 PM

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We're getting off topic a bit . The NZ mower was developed for quick mows, ease of operation and lightness, whereas the deutscher is a slasher mower. The current deutscher mowers aren't as good as the legendary h26 model. You can pick them up for just under a $1000 if you keep your eye out for one. If you slightly modify the front shroud to have the blade protrude an inch they work a lot better, they'll knock down anything up to 2 inch. Spare parts are no longer made but the new deck can be modified to fit. Bearings and belts I buy from belt and bearing shops. You can mow everything from scrub to quality lawns with them.
Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:01 AM

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This is the one i own ( it,s big brother so to speak )

 

http://www.deutscher...m.au/he660.html


Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:39 AM

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Wish I still had mine Drew, and the Rover slasher as well. The model in your link is not the same as mine was in the late 90's but still built like a tank. Does the Kiwi machine bag if needed?, I'd look at a Timemaster if I needed that sort of thing.


Posted 18 February 2017 - 03:43 PM

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Wish I still had mine Drew, and the Rover slasher as well. The model in your link is not the same as mine was in the late 90's but still built like a tank. Does the Kiwi machine bag if needed?, I'd look at a Timemaster if I needed that sort of thing.

Gday John I think the new timemaster ( bigger motor ) could be just the ducks guts Will be released at the current price in about 6 weeks.
Must admit i am stressing over wether to wait or get a mulchmaster.


Posted 18 February 2017 - 03:52 PM

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I'm keen to find out Drew - I've got one to do Monday which is more of a slash job - I'm taking the BigBob I bought with GSV190 - I've only done a couple of jobs with it so far and this will be a better test of grunt - but $2600 is not to bad for something that can be put into just about anything? - would prefer to see around 8HP tho?

Here ya go Crocster.  :)

 

https://www.gumtree....lled/1137684940


Posted 19 February 2017 - 03:06 PM

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Arrhh good find Drew!, shame about the price though. I'd pay $350 for that Rover if I needed it. I had 2 sets of drive dogs on mine to change the speed. Parts are now what is left in an old mower shop, you have to make your own now.


Posted 19 February 2017 - 03:20 PM

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Cheers Drew,

 

Had a look and then see this in the similar items thumbnails:-

 

https://www.gumtree....sher/1136170215

 

I don't think it'll last long at that price but I'll give them a bell.


Posted 19 February 2017 - 04:50 PM

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Cool and a place to hook the sulky to  :)


Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:16 PM

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Re the Greenfield, I think new price is $29 vicinity. Fair price on this one considering new paint job and stickers. Bargain!
Posted 19 February 2017 - 08:20 PM

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Cheers Drew,

 

Had a look and then see this in the similar items thumbnails:-

 

https://www.gumtree....sher/1136170215

 

I don't think it'll last long at that price but I'll give them a bell.

So howdya go ?


Posted 24 February 2017 - 04:46 PM

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Spent my pocket money for this week Drew - bought a Shindaiwa T230 to see if I can wean myself off the heavier Honda with shoulder strap - going to get a C270 or similar soon if this works out - just have one heavy whipper for occasional use - the Greenfield is still for sale tho which is surprising - maybe there's some catch when a new one is $2900rrp.

 

So does your Victa 19" purchase mean you're not getting the Mulchmaster or have you got a lot more pocket money than me?


Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:11 PM




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