View Full Version : Which would you choose?

12-08-2004, 07:39 PM
I sold my JD245 garden tractor and i want to get a ztr. I had planned on the JD717A, but i found out a friend of mine in a nearby city (45 miles away) owns a Ransomes/Bobcat dealership. The JD has the Kawasaki 19HP as does the Bobcat ZT219. The JD has the 48" 7 gauge deck, the Bobcat has a 52" 10 gauge fabricated deck. The best price i could get on the JD is $6000 and $6299 on the Bobcat. My friend that owns the dealership says he will sell me the Bobcat for $5600 The mower will only be used for my residence. (1.5 acre) Don't know too much about the Bobcat mowers and i hope i'am comparing apples to apples. Which would you choose?---Thanks alot --Todd

Travis Followell
12-08-2004, 08:00 PM
I would go with the Bob cat for $5600. 19 hp is a little bit small for a 52" deck but if your only mowing your yard with it then it would be fine. They are both good mowers but i'm just not really a big JD fan. I have heard good things about both mowers and i'm sure you'd be happy with either one.

12-08-2004, 08:53 PM
I know this doesn't answer your question but,I have learned from experience to: never sell anything to a family member and,never do any type of business that involves money with a friend.
A lost friendship is not worth saving a few dollars.
Good Luck

12-08-2004, 09:11 PM
ransomes is a very good value for the money.

12-10-2004, 05:43 PM
I decided on the Bobcat. Will pick it up next saturday the 18th. Wish me luck.---Todd

12-10-2004, 05:46 PM
Your town's name is CLIMAX??? That's a hoot...LOL

12-10-2004, 05:53 PM
Your town's name is CLIMAX??? That's a hoot...LOL

You ever hear of Intercourse, PA. Right in the middle of AMISH country. Go Figure

12-10-2004, 06:05 PM
We have a Climax va and a Tightsqueeze va and also a small town called Hurt Va close by where I am at.

12-10-2004, 07:50 PM
We have a city here named Hell