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thefed
08-18-2007, 01:23 AM
I'd like a 36" or so ZTR for some smaller yards we have. I know gravely has a 34, but I'm curious about the rest. And what are their MSRPS's? Ive never looked at such small ZTR's

I'd probably end up buyign used if I can find the right one

P&C Lawn Care
08-19-2007, 02:08 AM
Exmark has one but it looks kind of weird.

BigLag
08-19-2007, 02:16 AM
I have a 42 hustler mini fastrak, i know they make a 36 also...its a very well built res. model, but they give you a 3 yr warranty with it...i love mine. the cut is beautiful and runs like a champ.

2 clowns mowing
08-19-2007, 08:23 AM
just buy a 36" toro with hydro and it will last you forever or a gear drive with pistol grips. i bought a 36 toro with gear drive and t-bar what a pain with that t- bar.

Tom c.
08-19-2007, 09:05 AM
Hustler and Bobcat make 36in. -42in commercial Z's I have a hustler 42 it works good on small to medium properties. Look to spend around 5k , though itll get work done quicker and save your legs!!

LCPullman
08-19-2007, 06:38 PM
Toro, Exmark, Hustler, Scag, Bobcat. They all make 34/36" ZRT mowers. One thing about the small ZRTs is that they don't handle hills all that well compared to larger ZRTs. If you have hills you need to mow, you do best with a walk-behind.

LCPullman
08-19-2007, 06:40 PM
just buy a 36" toro with hydro and it will last you forever or a gear drive with pistol grips. i bought a 36 toro with gear drive and t-bar what a pain with that t- bar.

Hmm, that depends on the operator. For many people the T-bar is the best gear drive controls on the market. Easy to use and easy on your hands/wrists/arms.

LCPullman
08-19-2007, 06:41 PM
I have a 42 hustler mini fastrak, i know they make a 36 also...its a very well built res. model, but they give you a 3 yr warranty with it...i love mine. the cut is beautiful and runs like a champ.

They make a Mini Z 36/42. I think the decks similar design, but it's a commercial unit.

lawnprosteveo
08-19-2007, 06:43 PM
I know a guy who bought Hustlers 36" ZTR...I think its called a FastTrak. He was a walkbehind guy for years. He really likes it.

zim bob the landscaper
08-19-2007, 07:05 PM
i dont know how much they cost but u can look into the gravely 34z and 44z and the 144Z

Jordan River
08-19-2007, 07:24 PM
Toro makes a 34" ZTR and I think it has a floating deck. The Gravely, if I remember correctly, does not have a floater on their 34" ZTR. I think I would like the floater better.

S man
08-19-2007, 07:35 PM
Exmark has one but it looks kind of weird.

What? you look kind of weird. lol

I have one and love it.

BigLag
08-19-2007, 10:35 PM
They make a Mini Z 36/42. I think the decks similar design, but it's a commercial unit.


Yes you are correct and if I had the money i would have definately done the upgrade, but the guy asked for quality INEXPENSIVE and he can pick up a mini fastrak for around $3500, plus the res. model comes with a longer warranty.

Heatman
08-19-2007, 10:44 PM
How about this one. Seems like a great price.http://auto-rv.com/browse.aspx?AdName=3-313475

J&R Landscaping
08-19-2007, 10:55 PM
It looks used? What kind of condition is it in and how many hours?

ProStreetCamaro
08-19-2007, 11:23 PM
You could set a bomb off under the Gravely 34Z and not bust it. It has tons of power and cuts good in all conditions. We have had ours since the first year they came out and when we do finally wear it out we will be buying another one.

windsory
08-19-2007, 11:28 PM
Scag makes a Z-Cat that comes in a 36" and 42", I think.

lifetree
01-22-2008, 09:24 PM
You could set a bomb off under the Gravely 34Z ... We have had ours since the first year they came ...

ProStreet -- What year did they come out ??

sikagrass
01-22-2008, 09:46 PM
I have the Hustler fasttrack and cant say enough good about it.Got 2 full years on it come March and if it has really held up well.

tacoma200
01-22-2008, 10:02 PM
I'm putting my Toro Proline 36" belt driven WB for sale again this Spring. I bought it last year used but in excellent condition, very few hours. I let my helper use it a few times to make a little extra money. Its a 15 hp Kohler. I thought I had it sold last year but I still have it. I was going to put it on Ebay this Spring. I gave $1,500 for it last Spring and it didn't even have a scratch on the trim side. I'm sure it has a few now but an excellent WB if you don't mind the belt drive. I just don't have any lawns to use it on. Bought it for a church with a steep bank and that's all I used it on. I'll probably take a good loss on it this Spring but I just don't use it. My mistake. Anyone interested this Spring it will be for sale again, it probably has a few scratches now but few hours.

retrodog
01-22-2008, 10:10 PM
Bad boy makes a 36in with a 7 guage solid steel electric lift deck and puts a 26hp motor on it for $4495 retail. It mows 7mph, and is built just like their big ones. They consider it a homeowner model, but there is no way I would put it up to any body elses so called homeowner. Check it out at www.badboymowers.com

KS_Grasscutter
01-22-2008, 10:16 PM
Bad boy makes a 36in with a 7 guage solid steel electric lift deck and puts a 26hp motor on it for $4495 retail. It mows 7mph, and is built just like their big ones. They consider it a homeowner model, but there is no way I would put it up to any body elses so called homeowner. Check it out at www.badboymowers.com

Isn't 26hp a LITTLE nuts for a 34"? My 50" Dixon dont have that much...

Speaking of Dixon, they make a 34" ZTR. I would probably get one if I didn't have my Walker. It has better features than a lot of 34-36in size machines, with the larger rear tires and spindle-driven blower for the catcher, MOST units of that size just have a side bagger.

retrodog
01-22-2008, 10:57 PM
Isn't 26hp a LITTLE nuts for a 34"? My 50" Dixon dont have that much...

Speaking of Dixon, they make a 34" ZTR. I would probably get one if I didn't have my Walker. It has better features than a lot of 34-36in size machines, with the larger rear tires and spindle-driven blower for the catcher, MOST units of that size just have a side bagger.

I have learned through my mower experiences you can never have too much horsepower. You will notice after using something like that, that you will burn less fuel, your engines will last much longer, and you will never have to go back and double cut your accounts again. If it would make you feel better though they offer a 23hp Vanguard as an upgrade which is a commercial motor. I don't have my sheet in front of me, but its only a 3 or 400 dollar increase. I am selling alot of Pup 48in. units right now with 30hp kohlers, and will prolly pick one myself for the new season, hell they are only $6395. Stick a bagger on that thing, and your in really good shape.

tb8100
01-23-2008, 01:22 AM
Something else to point out- the Bad Boy ZT 36" has commercial ZT2800 transaxles, holds 10 gallons of fuel, and has massive cast iron 1.5" blade spindles. We sell alot of ZTs with the 23hp Vanguard, especially since the Vanguard engine comes with a 3 year warranty to the Briggs Intek's 2 year warranty.

MONTE
01-23-2008, 02:00 AM
Most popular 34" around here is the Encore unit! But I would after looking at one go with the Dixie Chopper 34" It has pumps and wheel motors and 27hp.

MONTE
01-23-2008, 02:01 AM
I think the reason for Encore's popularity is there mower deck! Plus they seem priced right in that size!

tb8100
01-23-2008, 02:04 AM
Most popular 34" around here is the Encore unit! But I would after looking at one go with the Dixie Chopper 34" It has pumps and wheel motors and 27hp.

How much is that Dixie?

MONTE
01-23-2008, 02:08 AM
I honestly do not know! I know it will be higher than the bad boy because of the driveline in it, and it says Dixie Chopper on it!

tb8100
01-23-2008, 02:27 AM
I honestly do not know! I know it will be higher than the bad boy because of the driveline in it, and it says Dixie Chopper on it!

yeah I'm curious due to the 10cc pumps and the fact that it goes 10mph. Also, that 27hp Generac doesn't sound cheap. I know Dixie used to make that mower with a 22hp (Kohler was it?) that sold for around $5000, but I would bet that 27hp is alot more.

S man
01-23-2008, 03:22 AM
Exmark phazer is the way to go! The 19 hp engine gets it done.

tb8100
01-23-2008, 10:40 AM
Exmark phazer is the way to go! The 19 hp engine gets it done.

19hp is sooo 2007... :rolleyes:

Grits
01-23-2008, 10:57 AM
19hp is sooo 2007... :rolleyes:

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Like, totally!

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

flhntr
01-23-2008, 11:14 AM
hustler is the least expensive i my area i bought mine for about 3500.00 for 36in very high quality

matt1487
01-23-2008, 03:07 PM
I'm interested in your w/b tacoma, what price are you wanting to get

S man
01-23-2008, 07:52 PM
19hp is sooo 2007... :rolleyes:

I think 19 hp is plenty for a 34" deck. Especially considering how some larger ztrs still have 19 hp engines.

Wright Stander
01-23-2008, 07:56 PM
A Wright stander on 36 is decent price, takes up less rom in the trailer, they get in tighter areas, and they are high quality. They are faster than a ztr and you'll have less walk time on trimming afterwards.

GravelyNut
01-23-2008, 09:26 PM
Also, Gravely sells a 34" stand on.

SPENCER HUNTER
01-23-2008, 09:33 PM
well i have a 07 mini-z hustler 42 inch 19 hp kaw so far a great machine cuts about 2 acre per hr,, holds some slopes really well,,now with 90hr's no problems,,runs like a champ,, built like a tank,,that my 02 cents worth,,,good luck on what you decide on !!!! now hustler has a superduty fast-trac 36,42,48,54 inch cut 17hp to 25hp kaw,,something else you can look into,,,,