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ADVANTEC LAWNS
09-28-2010, 02:20 PM
hey im lookin to get my first ztr , i will be pulling it on a 5x10 trailer along with my other equpment , im lookin at ether a hustler super z , john deere 900
exmark lazer z , gravley pro turn 252, or a dixon , or a toro, who do yall think makes the best model in a 48-52 inch

StihlBR600
09-28-2010, 04:31 PM
The best are Exmark or Toro. Buy a last year model, they knock off a couple grand to try to get rid of them.

MOHUSTLER
09-28-2010, 04:35 PM
You listed alot of choices there. Most all of them make a great mower. Pick out which dealer you like the best and go with his product.
As far as price goes, from cheapest to most expensive it will probably go like such, Dixon, Gravley, Hustler, Toro, Exmark, John deere.

See which ever mower fits your needs and go with that one.

ga sportsman
09-28-2010, 05:24 PM
The Dixon Grizzly in 54" is a super mower. I have the Husqvarna model (Husky owns Dixon) that I got a few weeks ago and now have about 40 hours on it and I am still extremely happy w/ it.

soloscaperman
09-28-2010, 05:44 PM
Get a bigger trailer trust me! Don't buy the ones from LOWES! They fall apart, the welds break the mesh bends in.

mowerbrad
09-28-2010, 05:49 PM
The best are Exmark or Toro. Buy a last year model, they knock off a couple grand to try to get rid of them.

NO!!!...You are completely wrong!!! JOHN DEERE makes the best!!! Where do you get your information?! :laugh:


On a serious note to the OP...you just need to demo and see which ones are best for you. Pick out which dealers are the best then demo a mower from each of them. I really prefer JD, but there are other nice brands too. Just get one that you like and has a good dealer.

ucfbrian
09-29-2010, 09:02 AM
Everybody on here is going to have a different opinion on which mower is better than the other. Like MOHUSTLER said, pick a dealer that you like since those are the people that you are going to be dealing with on a weekly basis. Check and see what there loaner policies are, repair turn around times, and check and see if they have the common parts you might need in stock like belts, blades, spindles, etc. Narrow your choice down to 2 or 3 models not brands and than come back and ask us which one is better and see what everyone says.

ADVANTEC LAWNS
09-30-2010, 10:28 AM
NO!!!...You are completely wrong!!! JOHN DEERE makes the best!!! Where do you get your information?! :laugh:


On a serious note to the OP...you just need to demo and see which ones are best for you. Pick out which dealers are the best then demo a mower from each of them. I really prefer JD, but there are other nice brands too. Just get one that you like and has a good dealer.

whats the best commercial entry model? 48' or 54' ?

hammmerhead
09-30-2010, 12:27 PM
whats the best commercial entry model? 48' or 54' ?

I am in the same situation as I am looking at a 50" light commercial mower. From what I have gathered Gravely, BobCat and BadBoy offer the best bang for the buck.

doublesharp
09-30-2010, 01:12 PM
Don't forget the Grasshopper 226V. 52" cut $6100.

zoony
09-30-2010, 01:22 PM
48 foot mower? Listen to soloscaper, you're gonna need a bigger trailer.

malinois1
09-30-2010, 06:56 PM
Don't forget the Grasshopper 226V. 52" cut $6100.

I will second that opinion

Golfpro21
09-30-2010, 07:32 PM
there are a bunch of great mowers, but most important, like mentioned before, is pick the best dealer, make sure they put commercial guys ahead of residential on the repair list, make sure they have dedicated mechanic, parts instock and so on.

kilgoja
09-30-2010, 11:03 PM
hustler z4 54"

rcslawncare
09-30-2010, 11:09 PM
The best are Exmark or Toro. Buy a last year model, they knock off a couple grand to try to get rid of them.

For this size category, the Toro's are a great value and seem to be indestructible... I would consider them if possible.

h2oskier
10-01-2010, 12:09 AM
There is a guy on here in the for sale section that has a hell of a deal scag tiger cub 48" for $3500, just a thought it only has 161 hours.

zo6
10-01-2010, 03:27 AM
hey im lookin to get my first ztr , i will be pulling it on a 5x10 trailer along with my other equpment , im lookin at ether a hustler super z , john deere 900
exmark lazer z , gravley pro turn 252, or a dixon , or a toro, who do yall think makes the best model in a 48-52 inch

bobcat, but w/e you do, stay away from john junk deere

ADVANTEC LAWNS
10-01-2010, 10:05 AM
ok its eather guna be a exmark lazer z 48 or a 48 inch john deere 920a

ADVANTEC LAWNS
10-01-2010, 10:17 AM
hustler z4 54"

i have to admit i like the z4 too ,

malinois1
10-01-2010, 07:50 PM
Just noticed you are in New Iberia :waving:

ADVANTEC LAWNS
10-02-2010, 11:52 AM
Just noticed you are in New Iberia :waving:

ya whats your companys name? i might have heard of ya:waving:

malinois1
10-02-2010, 01:53 PM
I am not an LCO. I work for ADT Security Services...totaly different industry.

PWM
10-02-2010, 06:25 PM
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Southern Pride
10-04-2010, 12:44 AM
eXmark.
My 36" METRO is amazing. I can't wait to add a 48-52 Lazer or Vantage stander but I won't have to for atleast a year or two because the Metro is doing everything I ask of it and more. It's been great.
eXmark is a brand where you will never be thinking "man, I should have bought that grasshopper." Especially if you buy a Lazer ZTR like you want.

Southern Pride
10-04-2010, 12:48 AM
Oh and be sure to get a Kawasaki engine on that ZTR, whatever it may be.

zo6
10-04-2010, 07:09 AM
oh and be sure to get a kawasaki engine on that ztr, whatever it may be.

i second that

Lugnut
10-04-2010, 06:52 PM
i second that

i third it

malinois1
10-04-2010, 07:39 PM
Considering where you are located I would go with the Gravely or the Hustler from Southland Engine. Both are good machines and you should get good service there.

Lovingreen
10-05-2010, 10:06 AM
Ha..Thats like the chevy vs ford question...The few that mentioned finding a reputable dealer was important...they are right...being able to get machines repaired quickly or parts easily is number one. I have run all the big guys, I like exmark, but mainly because I have a great dealer and the quality of the cut has always been great, even running wide open.