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Freddy_Kruger
06-19-2006, 10:43 PM
2006 ARIENS HVZ (High Value Zoom) Lawn tractor. 23HP, 50in. cut. Regular: $4179.00 Sale: $3895.00 CAD
http://www.buysell.com/buysell_photo/Manitoba/2006_ARIENS_HVZ_High_Value_Zoom_Lawn_tractor_23HP_50in_cut_Regular_4179_00_Sale_3895_00.jpg?org=http ://media.buysell.com/userphotos/mb7605184/2642006_13132.jpg

dcondon
06-19-2006, 10:46 PM
2006 ARIENS HVZ (High Value Zoom) Lawn tractor. 23HP, 50in. cut. Regular: $4179.00 Sale: $3895.00 CAD
http://www.buysell.com/buysell_photo/Manitoba/2006_ARIENS_HVZ_High_Value_Zoom_Lawn_tractor_23HP_50in_cut_Regular_4179_00_Sale_3895_00.jpg?org=http ://media.buysell.com/userphotos/mb7605184/2642006_13132.jpg


Don't see a pic :nono:

boony
06-22-2006, 11:42 AM
I was wondering the same. it's $3999 where i live.

Freddy_Kruger
06-22-2006, 12:00 PM
Hey that looks pretty nice for the money but I cannot side discharge, I wonder how or if it can mulch?

(btw, anything with 4 wheels looks nice to me I'm so sick of walking :()

martinfan06
06-22-2006, 12:04 PM
looks cheap to me not commercial quality.

Fubba
06-22-2006, 12:17 PM
looks cheap to me not commercial quality.
I agree. Maybe not cheap...but I don't think it is built like the rest of the commercial lines. It may suit your needs though...and if it does, then great!

Mowingman
06-22-2006, 02:59 PM
I am a Gravely dealer. That is designed for homeowner use. It is not a commercial duty machine by any means.
Yes, you can mulch with it. They have a mulch kit available..

CletusT
06-22-2006, 04:19 PM
For that price range I think I'd look at either the Hustler Mini Fastrack, or the Toro Timecutter ZX series. Both are residential, but look to have more commercial qualities than the Ariens you show.

I looked at both and finally ended up with a Timecutter zx480 for my 1.7 acre (1.3 of grass) yard. I have to admit that the people on this site are right, Z's are awesome.

Dashunde
06-22-2006, 05:30 PM
Well.. I cant say that I would buy it, however it does look pretty well built with a few exceptions, such as the stamped deck.

It looks, more or less, like a gravely ztr, which stands to reason, Gravely and Ariens are the same outfit.

Kel108
06-23-2006, 01:37 PM
I am considering the Ariens ZTR too - locally it's $3300 - i am caught up in whether to get commerical grade for a homeowner mowing 2 acres or something like this...I also like the Ferris IS 1500 which has some really good reviews. I am testing it out this weekend but it is also about $6000. Is the additional quality worth it? thx

Ramairfreak98ss
06-23-2006, 04:26 PM
looks cheap to me not commercial quality.


they area cheap, they sell them at lowes i think, i once thought about the 3k version of the ZTR they make, but blah, junk.

youd be better off with a real brand like i think Snapper and Simplicity both make "homeowner" ZTRs now with nice wararnties and good parts for the same price.

I sat on one of the husekarnas, or whatever the brand is at lowes, just cheezy feeling to every part of it, wasnt cheap either.

Ramairfreak98ss
06-23-2006, 04:37 PM
I am considering the Ariens ZTR too - locally it's $3300 - i am caught up in whether to get commerical grade for a homeowner mowing 2 acres or something like this...I also like the Ferris IS 1500 which has some really good reviews. I am testing it out this weekend but it is also about $6000. Is the additional quality worth it? thx

the is 1500 is in a whole different league, thats why its almost 2x the $$$ :)

the huskvarna thing , eh, even cutting 2 acres per week may last a few years, more like a fancy crapsman lawn tractor.

at 2acres per week the Ferris would cut faster, so theres less hours on the machine and you would probably have it for 20+ yrs without even changing a belt more than once every few years.

mulcahy mowing
06-23-2006, 06:30 PM
looked at one of those at the dealer today, then he said not for you you'll be back here next week B!%ching about how it's broken..Then he pushed me to his wright standers thats twice the price:dizzy: standers start around 6:dizzy: :dizzy: :cry:

TierOneLawnCare
09-17-2006, 09:54 AM
I bought one of those (Gravely HVZ 23/50) that thing is not a pos, It is a very nice machine as long as your not cutting 15 lawns a day/7 days a week, it will hold up, if you cut tons of lawns and do this full time, I'd go more commercial, but like for me the part timers, I wouldnt hesitate to buy it, I got it for $2999, and a 5 yr warranty for $299

noseha
09-17-2006, 10:01 AM
Junk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

davidcalhoun
09-17-2006, 12:03 PM
Gravely/Ariens does not even market this mower for commercial use. This mower is not all that bad for a "estate" type homeowner. The deck is better than several others that have jumped on the residential Z market.

Would I put employees on it to run commercially? No

Would It be OK for a solo operator? Yes, with some limitations.

meathead1134
09-17-2006, 12:03 PM
looked at one of those at the dealer today, then he said not for you you'll be back here next week B!%ching about how it's broken..Then he pushed me to his wright standers thats twice the price:dizzy: standers start around 6:dizzy: :dizzy: :cry:

At least the guy was honest with you. What dealer are you talking about? I'm buying a stander at the beginning of next season. I've only checked Norfolk Power Equipment

Jason Rose
09-17-2006, 12:08 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=145314

awww crap, another OLD thread revived...

ATL Lawn
09-17-2006, 02:47 PM
cheeplookin

justanotherlawnguy
09-17-2006, 02:49 PM
I wouldnt touch that mower.

ucfbrian
09-18-2006, 08:42 AM
If you are looking at the Husqvarna models, you need to look at there EZ series mowers, no the residential series that is sold at Lowes, etc. The EZ series is an entry level commercial mower for the guy getting into the business. Like a few other of the people posting on here, the Ariens looks cheap.

lawnwizards
09-18-2006, 05:25 PM
(btw, anything with 4 wheels looks nice to me I'm so sick of walking :()
your walkbehind only has 2 wheels?:confused: got any pics of it?