View Full Version : Small Operation Looking for second Zero Turn Help!!

04-04-2012, 01:25 AM
I cut about 15-20 lawns a week with my z225 looking to go a little bigger without going the commercial route. Thinking about the Snapper z400 anyone use this before? Thanks for the help guys!

04-04-2012, 09:38 AM
Tough call I never used the z400 but snapper does make a really sound mower. I try to put up a nice used one each year for back ups in case my good ones go down and I always look for a snapper when doing that.

04-04-2012, 10:25 AM
why would you not go the commercial route?

04-04-2012, 06:31 PM
4/5 grand is more in my price range

The Grounds Crew
04-04-2012, 07:05 PM
You can get a really nice used commercial mower for that price. Even if it is a few years old it is still a commercial machine that has a long life. Anything is better than a home maker mower. Looks on your local calssifieds or ask around at dealerships.

04-05-2012, 12:03 AM
Not having much luck in that range locally, thanks everyone for the replies.

04-05-2012, 01:19 AM
For five grand you can get yourself a decent hydro walk behind. The thing to consider is the type of lawns your cutting. If your doing residential with slopes and areas that are convex or concave a 36 WB is a great way to go. Zero turns are horrible on moderately sloped areas. Plus if you need to get in backyards a 36 is as big as you want to go.

I have WB's and the Scag V-Ride but if I had to chose only one mower to cut everything it would be a hydro 36. No zero turn or stand up mower can come close to being as versatile for all types of terrain. Plus stand on and zero turns weigh hundreds more pounds and rutting can become a problem.

Kleen Cut
04-05-2012, 09:46 AM
I Have a 52 inch ferris zero turn if your interested

04-05-2012, 02:33 PM
you could get something like a hustler fast trak super duty for 5/6 grand. it's semi-commercial and would last longer for you.

04-07-2012, 01:18 AM
thinking about the deere z645

Brown & Co.
04-11-2012, 08:47 AM
15-25 lawns a week? Why do you need a second one for that many? What size are the properties on average. Would it be more cost effective to use 2 or 3 walk behinds? If its large open areas would it be a better idea to sell the zero turn you have and get one larger one?

Turf Commando
04-11-2012, 11:46 PM
Why drop 4-5k to buy homeowners mower? Clearly a commercial walk behind will out last those throw away budget brands..
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04-12-2012, 12:49 AM
Wish you were closer, there are 4 grasshopper 722Ds, and one 322D all 2009's here locally for $5500 to $6300 each... You might want a road trip, they are on ebay and dallas craigslist....

Brown & Co.
04-12-2012, 04:53 AM
GASP Those prices are rediculous...Id pay...$3500 tops for up to a 72" why? because there out there....so you have a polished up pos. truth is I can replace or rebuild anything on those mowers. and with the lower cost I can get two of them for when one breaks.....does it blow cold air on the back of your neck as you mow? or hydrate your with cold beer? Then why pay more...hell you as the owner probably will just hire someone else to use it anyways...nothing wrong with that tho. I just dont understand why someone would make that as a business decision. Anyone?