View Full Version : Which mower would you buy with $8000

03-08-2006, 11:03 AM
Please list the kind of mower if you select other.

Lux Lawn
03-08-2006, 11:09 AM
I just bought an Exmark so I had to go with it.
My second choice would be the Scag.

zim bob the landscaper
03-08-2006, 07:21 PM
i got to go with scag.

03-08-2006, 07:29 PM
Buy a tiger club here for 7k and save a grand.

CC Lawncare
03-08-2006, 09:06 PM
Bobcat is all we run.:clapping:

03-08-2006, 09:22 PM
The votes don't lie:usflag:

03-09-2006, 05:10 PM
Gravely is all we run

Richie K


Signature Landscaping1
03-09-2006, 05:48 PM

Mike's Lawn & Snow
03-09-2006, 08:10 PM
Bunton the best machines ever!!!!!!:clapping:

03-09-2006, 09:13 PM
Lesco, or Cub Tank, 60" or 72"

J&R Landscaping
03-09-2006, 09:35 PM
BOBCAT ZT223 with a 52" deck. Going to be getting one for next year! I am also considering a new TORO Z 593 52" with the 23hp L/C KUBOTA diesel! Not sure yet but I like the adjustable baffles that TORO offers. The diesel is a bit more expensive also.........

03-14-2006, 05:09 PM
Toro, period.

LawnScapers of Dayton
03-14-2006, 05:13 PM
Wright Stander

John Gamba
03-14-2006, 05:30 PM
Lazer Hp 56" Triton 27 Kohler:clapping:

03-16-2006, 03:37 PM
Dixie Chopper 27/60. Can't kill them.

03-17-2006, 09:06 AM
Bobcat ZT223,
best cut of any I've tried
Best dealer in the area
pleasant color (I do not like those red mowers, sorry)
nicely priced
smoother than the "Z"

03-17-2006, 10:54 AM
Either Exmark 56" 27HP like John said or a 52" Wright Stander.

03-17-2006, 09:41 PM
I use the Wright Stander,Just orderd a new 52" 23hp i have a 48" 23hp. I like the fact you can jump off to grab trash faster then a rider. Plus i think the stander is a bit better in the wet weather. I tried out all the riders above before i bought the stander and wright was the best.

03-17-2006, 10:23 PM

Cub Cadet TANKS or Lesco:cool2:

03-20-2006, 01:35 PM
Lesco Z-Two 60" what else ?? and save about $1500.00:

GemSon Lawn
03-20-2006, 02:12 PM
Have to stay with the Hustler Z

03-20-2006, 10:56 PM
Gravely For Me Please

03-20-2006, 11:21 PM
My name says it all.:weightlifter:

03-21-2006, 05:56 AM

John Gamba
03-21-2006, 08:55 AM

They have come a long way with the out fronts :usflag:

03-21-2006, 09:50 AM
Dixie Chopper. was my other. Toro would be second.

Professor mow
03-21-2006, 05:00 PM
I agree with Turf Doc. and save the money and buy the tiger cub.

03-22-2006, 10:18 AM
I voted Exmark because thats what I bought last week (HP 46"deck)
The main reasons are the dealer
1 treats me decent even when I dont buy a new machine and just need some parts(unlike some other dealers)
2 Close to the house
3Getting the customers stuff in/out of the shop
4Having a choice of how I want to pay for it

Larson Lawn Care
04-03-2006, 08:32 PM
I run Ferris, "the cadillac of mowers"

04-19-2006, 08:24 AM
I run exmark right now but will be going with SCAG LESS PROBLEMS.

04-19-2006, 10:57 AM
Another Hustler Super WB.

This time the 54" 25hp Then add Sulky (Sit down If I can find one or lesco)
Pluss a Accelerator agger and maybe a flex deck.

08-08-2006, 02:42 AM
Huster Super Z 27 hp, 60" cut...$7995.00

08-08-2006, 11:19 PM
yo querro Ferris

08-30-2006, 12:01 PM
Just bought Scag Wildcat, 52" 26hp Lc Kawasaki engine. Awsome machine!
With light kit, trailer hitch, mulch plate, and a blade buddy and taxes right at 8 grand.

09-01-2006, 09:15 AM
Toro Z450 suxx!

Mike Blevins
09-01-2006, 08:41 PM
i would really take a look at the scag 52 wildcat with 26 hp liquid cooled or 25 hp air cooled kawasaki. i have had mine now for 2 years and absolutley think that they are best bang for your buck. i know there will be people on here bash them and thats ok it free country. but just compare things like warranty, dealer service after the sell, how well mower is built, weight of mower, speed of blades, ease of maintenance, forward speeds, etc.
in my opinion scag is the best mower you could bye. :)

09-01-2006, 11:16 PM
I just purchased a Exmark lazer HP 50" with a 27 hp kohler this mower ROCKS,,,

09-02-2006, 12:07 AM
Badboy, without a doubt:clapping:

CEC Promotions
09-09-2006, 05:48 PM
I'd buy the GrassHopper 227 61" Mid Mount ZT for $6900.00, great buy, great mower, great 2 year warranty American made!!:usflag:

09-09-2006, 06:15 PM
Ferris...best suspension hands down.

Brian B
09-10-2006, 03:21 PM
went with the exmark but scag is a close second

09-22-2006, 07:24 PM
There is a reason why exmark is expensive;craftsmanship, longevity, customer support, cut quality in extreme conditions and ease of use. What more could you ask for? Scag is also my second.

09-25-2006, 10:44 PM
Its ford and chevy pretty much

I have not run any other Zs

I have a turf tiger 61 with 1400hours on her

just belts grease and oil

this will be her 5th season and running strong

american groundskeeper
10-01-2006, 12:48 PM
Been running 15 DC'S for 22 years. I keep trying other machines but can't find one that gives back as much as the DC

10-01-2006, 12:52 PM
how come hustler and dc call themselves the world's fastest lawnmower?

10-01-2006, 05:11 PM
Wright Standers are all we run.

10-01-2006, 06:51 PM
Lazer Z all the way................................:weightlifter:

Sam Eye
10-02-2006, 10:00 AM
I've recently looked at Scag, Toro, G-hopper, Kubota and Ferris. I've narrowed my search to Scag, Toro and am leaning toward the Ferris because of the suspension (I'm no longer a pup). I see operators running the Scags wide open and it appears they're getting "beat up" by the mower. Any feedback on the ride of the Scag or Toro after 8 hours in the seat?