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atlj007
10-19-2003, 08:33 AM
I have finally decided to start working for myself in Lawncare, I have always cut grass for the family to include grandparents, parents, and sisters yards. The whole time I have been cutting I have only used tractor style mowers. I have saved up some money and looking for a zero turn mower. I would like some input on the 3 brands here, from depenablilty, mtc, and power.

I have narrowed it down to exmark, lesco, and grasshopper

I would like to purchase at least a 23 HP and min. 52" deck
something in that range I guess.

Or if anyone knows or has been happy with a different brand let me know.

Bigfoot
10-19-2003, 01:43 PM
The Exmark Laser is a fine machine. I own one.

tiedeman
10-19-2003, 03:00 PM
I know that you have been probably asked this question a lot of times, but what is your current customer base like? The size of the properties? Is this a career that you want to go into? Etc.

By answering these questions you can then pin down the exact mower that you need. Heck, you might not even need a Z, maybe something else.

atlj007
10-20-2003, 05:44 AM
is 1000 hrs a lot of hrs for a z rider?

LilRabbit
10-21-2003, 09:29 PM
Do you really need 23hp +? I own a Deines 60" with a 18hp Kohler for $5000 a great machine. Extra $1200 you'll get a 11 bushel bagger. I've had this for 2 years and very low maintence.

bobcat2003
10-22-2003, 09:23 PM
I have Bobcat Ransomes by jacobsens formerly textron and they are great mowers,never have any problems out of them.


Good Luck