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ztoro
02-27-2004, 10:57 AM
At the end of last year I purchased a Z500 60" 27 kohler(only 1.8 hrs) mounted a exmark roller as well, with the intention of mowing my own yard 1 acre and a bunch neighbors for some cash on the side. Unfortunatley it doesnt look like time will permit... So I am looking into buying a walkbehind for just my own property.. I am looking at 48" or 52" Scag, TOro and Exmark..

I dont want hydro, gear is good enough. Do I need to have a floating deck or is fixed ok?

Any help on machine and prices will be greatly appreciated....

jajwrigh
02-27-2004, 11:13 AM
Check out an exmark metro 48". This is gear driven and it has a fixed deck, perfect for your own yard. It should run around $2900 or so. Check out www.exmark.com

ztoro
02-27-2004, 11:15 AM
Jajwrigh,

I just got off the phone with a local exmark dealer. He said they are on promo for 2,799. Its a fixed deck, Gear with ECS....

I guess thats a good deal.....

jajwrigh
02-27-2004, 11:16 AM
Thats a good deal. Remember this is a commercial piece of equipment so with your usage it will last a very long time!

Joe25
02-27-2004, 11:26 AM
Yes, that is a good deal. I currently have that exact machine. It is awesome. The ECS, is very easy to operate, far better than pistol grip controls. The floating decks are nice also but for your own lawn you should be fine with a fixed deck.

mow2nd
02-27-2004, 11:34 AM
$2,000-$2,500 for a 48 in walkbehind. If you spend more than that.........be sure to use K.Y otherwise it's gonna hurt.

ztoro
02-27-2004, 02:57 PM
I found a metro with a Kohler and ecs for 2599.... Should I bring lube or is that a good deal?

Also my Z500 is for sale on ebay....