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platinum
Posted 20 May 2010
Posts: 118

Anyone used or uses the 8800, thoughts good or bad??

We are looking at purchasing one in the near future for sports club.

Cheers
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Sumomosr
Posted 22 May 2010
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GOGGA



Sports club? Flat ground??

This is a contour following machine with high power and 4WD.
Do you need the high-spec features which are standard on this excellent mower?

If 'Yes' then you should enjoy this machine. Low running costs and No-Tool height adjust coupled to stable steering and the best operator platform in the industry make it a joy to mow with.
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platinum
Posted 22 May 2010
Posts: 118

Thanks Somomosr, yeah flat grounds few hollows here and there but generally flat, thanks for the info.

Cant wait to test it out.
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robbo12
Posted 27 May 2010
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The 8800 isn't really the choice of mowers for a flat oval is it?

What did you think of it David have you tried it yet?
Did you look at the 2653B?
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Sumomosr
Posted 27 May 2010 Last edited: 27 May 2010
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GOGGA

The 8800 isn't really the choice of mowers for a flat oval is it?

Same point I was making RO.

What has prompted you to choose this model David?
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platinum
Posted 27 May 2010
Posts: 118

we are looking for a mower that will cut 3 full size fields for cricket afl and soccer, cricket played in winter on 2 fields so very quick hoc change needed from mowing winter code field to cricket, volunteers using machine so cant have reel mower with volunteers coming down using, would be a nightmare...plus need something that covers big area in shortest time possible....20mm year round for cricket and 30-40mm for winter codes......looking at Jd 8800, toro gm 4500 and Jac AR-522.

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Sumomosr
Posted 27 May 2010
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GOGGA

Ok, fair enough.
Your 'tests' will be the ease of HOC change, for operators, on the rear units and overall operator comfort.

Also consider the level of dealer support and ease of blade replacement/sharpening for to maintain a good quality of cut you should keep rotary blades sharpened frequently.

Do let us know what you decide.
Regards,
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