Tug of war! Steiner vs Ventrac.. My oldest son is on the ventrac and I'm on the Steiner... Weights were within 50lbs of each other but the weight on the ventrac was much more evenly distributed.. Steiner had 5 suitcase weights and my big butt on it.. Being air cooled the front end is light. The homemade dozer blade isn't even 50lbs..There was no clear winner we bit dug into the stone /dirt. I backed out of the holes and my son used the momentum to drag me back from that point . once he had me going I couldn't stop him.. It was fun..
Here is my 2006 Ventrac 4100 gas. I lucked out here! I inherited this machine as a perk when we bought our house in May. We have 2 acres, of which, at least half is on very hilly terrain, easily 25% grade if not more! Sometimes I think the dual wheels would be better for our scenario. I still slip a lot if mowing horizontal. The rig runs great, once I figured out the low/high switch. It has 4 suitcase weights on the rear and a 72" mower deck. I had to put out over $1300 for a rear transaxle hydro leak a couple months back. I am currently in the market for a plow/blade for it. I also just added new LED headlights, and switched the rear bulbs out to green LED's. I also purchased a small pull behind wagon, for multiple uses, plus scary hay rides for the kids
I just have ~20.000 square feet of gras here in Sweden that needs to be cut and some snow in the winter time. so and old 1999 3000 with 545h on it is good enough for me. I was looking for a good mower with power steering and 4wd and here I am
I hade Husqvarna and Stiga Park before (rwd), but this is way better to drive! Stiga Park was a better cutter, but I have a Robot for the gras around the house so no worries.
The Husqvarna was not good at anything...
I'm planning to add an hydraulic lift for the cutting deck, way to heavy for my back to lift up as is