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Jason Simmons
07-13-2012, 09:22 PM
Just wondering what's the best turf tracer or vantage. Already got a 48" metro. Looking to up grade next year some yards I got are on hills. Just looking pros and cons

SNAPPER MAN
07-13-2012, 09:37 PM
They are both good. The turf tracer is better imo because if a yard is really wet you can take off the sulky and walk so you don't damage yards.
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Jason Simmons
07-13-2012, 09:51 PM
Thanks, I used to live in Houston of fm1960; I went to school at uti of hwy 45 . Work in tomball at lance proplus

Jimslawncareservice
07-13-2012, 10:07 PM
Are you keeping the metro? If so vantage all the way. You can walk behind the vantage too, its kinda awkward if your short.
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Jason Simmons
07-13-2012, 10:34 PM
Yes keeping the metro, have u ran the vantage in the walk behind position on a hill. How is the cut on the 4 series deck

DA Quality Lawn & YS
07-13-2012, 11:54 PM
Tell you what I picked up a barely used TTHP 36 this season and that mower is the bomb. I have only scraped the deck out one time all season so far. As compared to my Quick 36 which needed at least weekly scraping. TTHP cut is good too - no clogging, even with the trivantage deck.

BestImpressions99
07-14-2012, 08:15 AM
Is Toro or Wright in your area?

BestImpressions99
07-14-2012, 08:25 AM
If the choice is just between the two Exmarks I would choose the Vantage. We have a TTHP we wish we could un-buy. Pretty much all our other mowers we can run at nearly full speed and still cut pretty well (minimal stragglers). Our TTHP, unless it is on 2.5 inches or if @ 3" it can be a bit moist out... nothing but stragglers unless you run it at speed 3. :(

Jason Simmons
07-14-2012, 08:29 AM
If the choice is just between the two Exmarks I would choose the Vantage. We have a TTHP we wish we could un-buy. Pretty much all our other mowers we can run at nearly full speed and still cut pretty well (minimal stragglers). Our TTHP, unless it is on 2.5 inches or if @ 3" it can be a bit moist out... nothing but stragglers unless you run it at speed 3. :(
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Jason Simmons
07-14-2012, 08:34 AM
My metro can have new blades on and i go at speed 2, and still have stagglers seem like the ultra deck isn t as good as tthe old tri vac deck. I used to have scags and I didn t remember any stragglers left after I cut
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Jimslawncareservice
07-14-2012, 08:42 AM
Yes keeping the metro, have u ran the vantage in the walk behind position on a hill. How is the cut on the 4 series deck

No I haven't had a chance. I don't own one, just tried it out. I had a metro and a vantage will mow circles around it.
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94gt331
07-14-2012, 02:30 PM
I love my exmark metro even now it's as basic as they get. The cut is excelant on it. I want to get a turf tracer next year to go with it. I'm really happy with Exmark and trying to switch over to them all around. I demoed a vantage and there amazing I just don't want to spend that much on a mower right now.

Jimslawncareservice
07-14-2012, 02:59 PM
I love my exmark metro even now it's as basic as they get. The cut is excelant on it. I want to get a turf tracer next year to go with it. I'm really happy with Exmark and trying to switch over to them all around. I demoed a vantage and there amazing I just don't want to spend that much on a mower right now.

A new turf tracer x series is about the same as a vantage by the time you add a sulky
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Chevy z71
07-14-2012, 03:43 PM
I would get the turf tracer.

Promise-Land
07-14-2012, 08:12 PM
Stander all the way. I have a Grandstand and the production is great. Also, I would think the size is more beneficial in tight areas, I don't know the specs but a stander may be shorter than a WB. I can get the grandstand in and around clusters of trees with ease.

SDLandscapes VT
07-14-2012, 10:51 PM
I have three TT S series 48" and we just bought a TT X series 52" w/ EFI. We love these mowers. I demoed a vantage, but found that it wouldn't work as well for our residential clientele--if I was more commercial focused I might consider a vantage