View Full Version : ZTR in the 4k range

06-13-2007, 09:45 PM
Hello, I had a lukewarm experience with my DR field and brush mower and am in the process of returning it. I'm new and overwhelmed with all the choices I have in mowers. Could somebody please give me a little direction on what a good ZTR in the 4k range might be. I would really appreciate it. Thanks.


06-13-2007, 11:58 PM
i dont think that you will find a Quality commercial ztr in the 4k range. i know mowers like the exmark phaser are a little under 5k but i believe those are 34" cuts.

06-14-2007, 06:56 AM
You can find a good used mower for that price. Wont be brand new, but hey, thats half price! I started with a 60 inch Exmark Lazer Z with (gasp!) over 3000 hours I picked up for around 2 grand. Had some headaches, but was actually a pretty solid machine. Still have it...going on 4500 hours! Expect to replace a spindle or two, do a complete tune up, and maybe even a little more. But for 4 grand you should be able to find something similar in the 1000-1500 hour range I would imagine. It helps if you are handy with a wrench too. Dont jump on the first thing you find. Take your time and find a good one. Others will say new is the only way to go, but heck...

06-14-2007, 08:39 AM
What are wanting the ZTR for? How many properties and what size?

I really like my Deere z425, and it's right at $4k, but a bigger used machine may suit you a lot better.

06-14-2007, 09:00 AM
Check with all the dealers for a good trade in, also craigslist and the newspaper classified. Lesco has some less expensive mowers. Don't forget to haggle!

I personally prefer Exmark, they don't sell 2 to 1 for nothing.

If the drought continues, you might see even more good equipment as people get out of the biz. :cry:

06-14-2007, 12:19 PM
someone else mentioned the john deer z425 it is right at $3900 at the john deerer dealer here in town. looks like a fairly good homeowner machine 23 horsepower vtwin engine 48 inch cut.

06-14-2007, 12:21 PM
Not sure what size mower you are looking for but new a gravely 44z should be in the 5k range...used you could get a 60'' / 28hp exmark for around 4k expect 1000 hours though.