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TCZellars
03-31-2008, 09:07 PM
I was wondering if there was a ztr mower that fits through gates? lookin to get one come summer and i wanna get one i can use everywhere so thats why im lookin at a ztr.... any information would be helpful

ALC-GregH
03-31-2008, 09:12 PM
Exmark has the Phaser that is a 34" 19hp that will fit through gates.

kingofgreen
03-31-2008, 09:12 PM
sure get a 36" ZTR this should fit through most standard size gates

karol
03-31-2008, 09:40 PM
Pick a brand. I believe most of the popular (I don't want to say good because that's another debate) make a 32 to 36 inch ztr. Toro,Hustler,Gravely,Exmark,etc.

lifetree
03-31-2008, 09:42 PM
Pick a brand. ... Toro,Hustler,Gravely,Exmark,etc.

Dixon also makes a good 34" ZTR !!

lsu03
03-31-2008, 09:44 PM
how much do the dixon's run? huslter mini z's are good mowers though, especially the super zs. pricey but good.

verant
03-31-2008, 09:45 PM
cub cadet has a z wing 48 in. that the sides of the deck folds up. i don't know much about it tho

stevenf
03-31-2008, 09:50 PM
Check the size of your local gates. I have four yards with gates. One is a 36" but the backyard is big enough for my trimmer to handle, and the other three are 48" gates so my 44" fits perfect. It all depends on area I guess.

WREBELMACHINE
03-31-2008, 10:02 PM
The most popular 34" in this area is Encore!

des1477
03-31-2008, 10:14 PM
I have the 34'' toro. It has a nice cut .

Danielslawnservice
03-31-2008, 11:08 PM
i will recommend the Exmark Phazer 34" it worked great on all of my gated yards except one... but most fit. u can get a bagger and mulch kit for it too.

Happy Frog
03-31-2008, 11:25 PM
I am looking for one too but not sure about a ZTR.
My choice would be a Bad Boy ZT 36" with 23 HP Vanguard or a BOP Quick Samurai 36"

MONTE
04-01-2008, 05:03 AM
The only ones I see are the Encore Dixie Chopper and exmark. Encore out numbers the others probably 5 to 1!

KGR landscapeing
04-01-2008, 07:15 AM
i think wright makes a 34 in stander just a thought or is it great dane. even scag makes a freedom z thats a 36 or something

ProStreetCamaro
04-01-2008, 08:16 AM
Gravely came out with the 34Z first if I am not mistaken. We love ours and there are alot of guys on here that own one and have nothing but good things to say about them.

Morningside
04-01-2008, 09:28 AM
i have a toro z300 34" ztr. gravely only has a 15 h.p. my toro has a 19 h.p. kai, it weighs about 570 lbs. the standrs are fixed deck my toro is a floater.

Morningside
04-01-2008, 09:36 AM
exmark and toro are almost the same machine. wright offers a 17 h.p rapid height in a 36" but it is still a fixed deck and costs more. i paid $4999 pls tx. wasnt sure about it at first but the more i use it i like the power and quality of cut as well as the weight. i dont like the tire size but to if i get any wider i will be outside the overall width of the machine. two thumbs up.

ProStreetCamaro
04-01-2008, 09:39 AM
i have a toro z300 34" ztr. gravely only has a 15 h.p. my toro has a 19 h.p. kai, it weighs about 570 lbs. the standrs are fixed deck my toro is a floater.



15hp is way more than enough for a 34Z. Ours has right at 1000 hours now and I weigh 250 and the mower has never once bogged down. I can mow straight up a steep hill cutting thick deep fescue and it doesnt bog any. Also FYI the newer model 34Z has a 17hp kaw. We bought ours the first year they came out.

sky_lawncare
04-01-2008, 09:39 AM
I'm getting ready to buy my first rider as well.

I've seen a lot of exmark and dixie choppers around here. We have a Gravely and a Hustler at work (county, not lawn co.)

I would love to get a larger deck size, it would really speed things up, but in a residential lawn with landscaping, not so maneuverable maybe, and every gate I can't fit the mower through will negate any time savings from having a larger deck.

So I think I've decided on one small enough to fit everywhere for maximum versatility. The exmark 34" Phazer is the right price and even better it has a 19HP Kawasaki engine vs. 17HP in most 34-36" mowers.

Just make sure you get a nice V-Twin like a kawasaki.

dobberjeff
04-04-2008, 01:51 AM
I am a proud new owner of a toro 40" it wiil fir through all but one of my gates and it is almost twice as fast as my old snapper 36 WB. The quality of cut is WAY better than the old snapper.

kleankutslawn
04-04-2008, 02:44 AM
i suggest you go with the mower that has the best dealer in your area.

Tider6972
04-04-2008, 02:49 AM
Toros and eXmarks use unified pumps/wheel motors; Gravelys use separate pumps and motors like the big boys. The Gravely is a great mower, 15hp has been enough on my 3 year old - and I'm a HP freak! About to add another 34 Gravely.

Heartland Lawn
04-18-2008, 11:23 PM
I have a little 30" Dixon ZTR. It's not commercial-grade, but I used it for everything I mowed when I first got started. That little mower did a nice job, never let me down, and has a nice cut. I bought it specifically because it'd fit thru gates. I still have it as a backup or if I need to fit thru gates, etc.

montiac30
04-19-2008, 03:34 AM
Grasshopper has a new 100 series 41'' deck.I have the 124/48,they are nice mowers

coolgreen
04-19-2008, 08:09 AM
I've been running a Gravely 34z for the past three years. It's been a great machine, but like all these small zero-turns, it's a death trap on hills. Do not get one of these mowers if you intend to run hills with it. Use on flat ground only.

We found out the hard way.

BobcatZT
04-20-2008, 02:36 PM
We have a Gravely 34z with the 17hp kawi. Great little mower with plenty of power.


As others have stated, stay away from hills and ditches.

ATouchofGrass
04-20-2008, 02:47 PM
Scag also has the Z Cat. Comes in 36 and 42" deck sizes, and the engine ranges from 16 to 19 HP.

BanvilleLawnCare
04-20-2008, 04:46 PM
I was looking into a small Z-turn last year and ended up with the Hustler Mini-Z. Someone mentioned the 36/42 Z-Cat but I believe scag discontinued it. So far happy with my 36 Mini-Z. Great QOC and in my opinion one of the most solidly built mini ZTR's

lifetree
04-20-2008, 05:45 PM
how much do the dixon's run? ...

The Dixon Black Bear 34" ZTR runs about $ 5,300 brand new !!

lifetree
04-20-2008, 05:50 PM
I have a little 30" Dixon ZTR. It's not commercial-grade, but I used it for everything I mowed when I first got started. That little mower did a nice job, never let me down, and has a nice cut. I bought it specifically because it'd fit thru gates. I still have it as a backup or if I need to fit thru gates, etc.

And a lot of people don't like the residential Dixon machines ... you've just proved they hold up well also !!

ATouchofGrass
04-20-2008, 11:33 PM
They did discontinue it, but they have limited avalible. So it is just the matter of finding a dealer that has one, or you can have them search for one.

S man
04-20-2008, 11:45 PM
I've been running a Gravely 34z for the past three years. It's been a great machine, but like all these small zero-turns, it's a death trap on hills. Do not get one of these mowers if you intend to run hills with it. Use on flat ground only.

We found out the hard way.

Ouch what happened?

The Captain
04-21-2008, 12:18 AM
Do you really want/need a "Z"? They are much heavier than a walkbehind and adding your body weight to it you may cause more turf damage than the ride is worth. I dropped the idea of getting a Z-Cat because of the weight issues. Love my Scags, but the wb gives me the best cut for the money.