View Full Version : What to buy

06-20-2007, 10:14 AM

I love this site I have been on the sidelines for a while and just need some help on a purchase.

I work in an office but my love is for my yard and I made the mistake of buying a John Deere form Homedepote 3 years ago and not it just does not cut good and now started to cut all uneven. I replaced the bladed the spindles leveled the deck check air but it cuts uneven kinda like if the axle or rims where bent. So here is my question.

I want to buy a professional machine figure I could help my parents and sister out with it and do there lawn. My friend who I trust very much in this business tell me a walk behind will cut better then a rider? is that true and what to buy? what brand he suggested Toro Hydro 52 walk behind floating deck. I looked at it and seems like it a 2k up charge for the Hydro I question if I need a hydro for the amount I will use it. Any suggestions would be appreciated I would like to stay @ 5K or under and I also like them funky stand on things, but my question is what will I get the best cut with.....:usflag: :drinkup:

06-21-2007, 11:05 AM
Let me make this simple.

What cuts better
1: walk behind
2: zero turn rider

Thanks in advance

06-21-2007, 01:44 PM
you may can get by with a belt drive and a walk behind will be less expensive than a Z, Shop around at the dealers near you and ask them alot of questions
Good Luck

06-21-2007, 09:24 PM
Either will cut great, depending on the deck and blade type used. Of course the type and height of grass will have an effect on the cut quality as well.

Of course WBs and Zs each have their own advangages and disadvantages.

The Toro mower you're talking about is a good mower.

06-26-2007, 05:04 PM
The hydro is much easier to use and you will definately appreciate it, but it is quite a bit of money more. Check out Exmark...there are good demos out there that will have a brand new warranty for a year or two as well as a price cut with low hours. Exmark's smoke toros! I would rather ride than walk, but you can get closer for trimming purposes with a walk-behind

Tim Wright
06-26-2007, 07:22 PM
In this heat, I will take a rider over a walk behind and the cut is not enough difference to bother me.


06-26-2007, 08:42 PM
Thanks guys for the help... so since my wife is getting a 53K truck this week what could I pick up a Xmark 52'' rider for?:drinkup:

Tim Wright
06-26-2007, 10:41 PM
Look at a Ferris 1500IS 52. The right is nice.


Focal Point Landscapes
06-26-2007, 11:47 PM
You can find good used walk behinds for 2-3k - people upgrade all the time . You can get all the mower you need for a lot less than 5k .

06-27-2007, 11:07 AM
I've got a 52" exmark for $4399.

06-27-2007, 11:18 AM
The quest is ok, but if she just bought a 53k truck you need an exmark lazer advantage series full frame commercial we have 06 models for $7100. Nearly indestructable....If you like Harleys you will love this Exmark Lazer.

From Javan a Salesman at Muttons.

06-27-2007, 11:23 AM
The quest is an ok machine but I would spring for the Full Frame Commercial lazer 52" with an ULTRACUT DECK. If you like harleys you will love this Exmark.

06-27-2007, 11:38 AM
I think an Exmark Lazer 52 Ultracut is the most mower you can buy for you money. The Quest is fine. But if your wife bought a 53K truck you really need this full frame commercial lazer. And if you like Harleys you will love this Exmark. :weightlifter:

06-27-2007, 11:41 AM
I've got a 52" exmark for $4399.

What Model? you bought it or you have it 4sale

06-27-2007, 12:01 PM
LAS23KC524 I have it for sale. :walking:


06-27-2007, 12:34 PM
LAS23KC524 I have it for sale. :walking:


What year? how many hours?

06-27-2007, 01:06 PM
it is a closeout 06 with zero hours.

06-27-2007, 01:08 PM
find yourself a nice used walker mower or an exmark navigator. makes your fall leaves just disappear.....