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Unformatted text preview: My old mower was a 16 hp, gear box, Allis-Chalmers with a 48 inch mowing deck. My new mower is a 25 hp, hydrostatic drive, 54 inch cut, Scotts (made by John Deere). The tighter turning radius on the new mower has virtually eliminated any hand trimming or push mowing(productivity gain), and I can have the lawn finished in one hour. I substituted a more productive, more expensive, modern machine for a less productive, older machine and cut my mowing labor and mowing time in half. I paid a price though. That Scotts was not cheap. But, I value my time more today than I did even 5 years ago. So, to me, the expensive machine was worth it....
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- Fall '10