View Full Version : which 52" ztr?

08-01-2001, 12:01 AM
I plan on buying a 52" ztr. I have narrowed my choices to an Exmark Lazer Z or a Toro Z Master. The Exmark would cost $6700 plus tax and the Toro $6300 p/t. The Toro also comes wiyh a 25 hp Kohler and the Exmark with a 23 hp Kaw. I have researched this subject and found threads from last year, Can anyone give me updated opinions since the Toro's have been changed? What's good and bad about the two? :confused:

08-01-2001, 12:14 AM
I have a Laser with the 23 Kaw. The engine is every bit as powerful as the 25 Kohler, if not better!! I have run both, I would not get the 25 Kohler over the 23 Kaw. As for the rest of the machine, I have beat it bad. It still runs perfect and still cuts perfect. My vote is exmark all the way.

08-01-2001, 01:07 AM
Go with the Exmark. I bought a 52" Lazer HP with the Ultravac last year and love it. Toro doesn't have a vac system like the Ultravac. The Ultravac is great for fall leaf cleanup's and grass bagging all season. I think the Exmark deck has the better cut of the two also. :) ;) :) ED

08-01-2001, 02:32 AM
Bad things can occur with the 25 Kohler. Do a search, you'll find out what I'm talking about. Go for the Kawi!

08-04-2001, 09:01 PM
Thanks for the imput. I'll be purchasing the Exmark this coming week. Exmark's reputation and the Kawasaki engine tipped the scales for me.

08-05-2001, 12:47 AM
My two cents worth would be a lazer,Dixie chopper, Farris or a derby. All four are great units .I would stay away from away from some others . But the most important part is your dealer and does he have loaners. My Dealer will come and deliver me a loaner on a job site if my should break down.