View Full Version : w/b vs. rider in productvity
06-23-2003, 10:47 PM
how much productive would a 48" exmark lazer be than a 48" exmark metro hp? seems the rider mows faster? wanting input for those of you who have used both----
06-23-2003, 10:51 PM
hasn't this been beaten to death with a stick yet?
each machine will out perform the other in seperate areas.
a walker is a better choice for hills
a ztr is a better choice for wide open flats.
06-24-2003, 03:33 PM
I Think The rider Will have More HP, So you Can Mow Faster.
06-24-2003, 08:01 PM
it all comes back to the situation and the operator
06-24-2003, 10:05 PM
I personally feel that a w/b makes a nicer cut, but takes longer.
06-24-2003, 11:54 PM
Depends on the type lawns and grass. I have recently had to mow with a 44" belt drive and velke while my 48" lazer was in the shop. I have consistently been beating my time on site by about 5 minutes/lawn on small/medium properties. The faster turning and ability to take curves around obstacles faster seems to be the key. Of course my legs hurt more at night now.
I would still never sell the ZTR. Fatigue is a factor out there.
I have owned both and I feel, IMHO, it depends on YOUR particular situation. For ME a w/b with sulky works best. If I had nothing but open areas I think I would prefer the Z. Unfortunately I mow alot of slopes, so like I said overall a w/b works best for ME.
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