Mowing with a Bx

dlsmith

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BX2230, LA211
Nov 15, 2018
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Goshen, IN
I've got a BX2230 with the 60" MMM, and mow 3 acres with over 30 trees I mow around. Takes me 1.5 to 2 hours depending on how many limbs I have to stop and trim so they don't hit me.
Great machine for mowing, only takes about 1.25 to 1.5 gallons to do the yard.
 

ehenry

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BX22, FEL, BH, 40" pto tiller, 42" Bushog Squealer, pto hole digger, B7300 w/60"
Mar 25, 2014
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Canton, MS
FreeHeeler is 110% in his post about the Ferris machine. A Ferris will be my next ZTR. I've had a 54" Deere z910a for 15 years but it rides rough as a log wagon! I mow slopes and ditch banks with it and it will out mow my BX22 and b7300. Like the others have said, if you can swing it get a ztr as well.
 

greif

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BX2230 tractor, RCK54-22BX mower
Jun 20, 2021
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Pittsford, New York
When I got my BX2230 with 54 inch deck, I thought I would have to mow a lot with my push mower in hard to reach spots. Turns out I almost never have to.
 
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arml

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B5100e BX2200 JD455AWS JD425
Jan 27, 2022
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Pennsylvania
I use my JD 455 AWS diesel for mowing, turns as tight as a ZT
plus I can use it for other tasks as well.
I don't use the BX for mowing only as a loader.

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WhatnxtBX

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BX2380
Jun 10, 2019
12
1
3
Lk Stevens, WA
I moved from a quarter acre to 15 acres last October. I'm thinking about a riding mower. But a used bx with just the deck can be had for about 1500 more than a gr with similar hp. I have a lot of trees to mow around. Will the bx be clumsy as compared to the gr?
I mow 6 acres, 2.5 around the house and the rest is field with trees and other stationary obstacles with a by BX 2380 and 60" MMM. The BX does great. I have a ditch to mow that is a 45deg slope that the BX can not do. Added a pull behind 60" finishing mower that I can offset that works on the slope and gets under the low branches of the trees. Mowing time was effectively cut in half with a combined 120" wide cut. If you can not go faster, go wider.
 

PA452

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B2650
Nov 8, 2015
287
20
18
Western PA
I used to have a BX23. I liked mowing with it a lot.

I've always heard ZTs are not good for steep slopes. Even had a dealer say that.
 

rc51stierhoff

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B2650, MX6000
Sep 13, 2021
549
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Ohio
For what’s it’s worth, a previous neighbor (not sure the neighbor was a benchmark or anything 😉) rolled a ZT over on himself on a hill side that my BX and B both mowed just fine. He was lucky to have only broken an arm. Even afterwards still used a ZT and it was normal to see it wheelie…again most certainly not a benchmark.