View Full Version : Help Fast! Which ZTR? Snapper or Exmark

04-11-2003, 12:48 AM
Need help! Money in my pocket, ready to buy, and the grass is starting to grow.

I am looking for a ZTR for residential use on about 3 to 4 acres. Kind of rough areas in spots, have a decent grade hill to climb in one spot also. In front, have some trees and will run over some small limbs.

I've looked at a lot of different ZTR's and am thinking about the following two....

Snapper 21HP Kawasaki 52" deck $6,400
Exmark Lazor Z 20hp Kohler 52" deck $6,400

I think the snapper has a 3 year warranty for residential use.

Any advice is helpful

John Gamba
04-11-2003, 06:19 AM
MY Vote!

04-11-2003, 09:09 AM
Go with the Exmark would be my advice. Demo both if you can.

04-15-2003, 12:49 PM
Demo both and make your choice as to which will meet your needs. Also think about service and support. I have as one of my mowers a 61" Snapper with a 25hp Kohler and I love it. The joystick control is the best.

04-22-2003, 09:45 AM
Demo both...But I personally would buy Exmark over Snapper, but Toro over Exmark..

04-22-2003, 10:03 PM
why Toro over Exmark? Just curious.

04-23-2003, 09:04 AM
Its just a personal thing for me, we've just always run Toro

04-23-2003, 12:56 PM
Toro has a different deck than Exmark but the same chassis (Toro bought Exmark a few years ago) - the differences in deck are: Toro: "Super Flow System" grass clippings are not processed blade-to-blade but out around front, spindles are greasable cast iron and tapered roller bearings. Exmark: a bit more like mulching design with clippings going blade-to-blade, spindles are sealed aluminum ball-bearing. I chose Toro because it seemed to be more traditional commercial design but I have not seen bad comments about the Exmark design, which would be much less maintenance and I believe the cut is a bit better.