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Old 10-07-2006, 06:03 PM
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cheap commercial ztr

whats the cheapest commercial ztr that can have a bagger/blower collection system and will last a while? thanks
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Old 10-07-2006, 06:14 PM
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The best value I know of is the Lesco Z 2. You can get them with a few hundred hours on them for in between 3500 n 4000. They are good for 6899 but even better for 3500 with little hours. For whatever reason they have horrible resale and are exceptible machines that use quality parts.

Ask Envy he is the expert on them and he will tell you they compete with mowers in the 10,000 $ range in operation and quality.
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Old 10-07-2006, 06:20 PM
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Cheap + long lasting = contradiction.
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Old 10-07-2006, 07:05 PM
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Hustler fastrack 25/52. I think they are around $4500, don't quote me on that though.
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Old 10-07-2006, 07:09 PM
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Cheap + long lasting = contradiction.

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Old 10-07-2006, 07:44 PM
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Your gonna get what you pay for. What size deck are you looking for? What size engine? The blower price is going to vary but a cheap new ztr will probably run you $5500-$7200 or so.
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Old 10-07-2006, 07:53 PM
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Agree with above post You Get What You Pay For. Cheap = Junk
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Old 10-07-2006, 08:01 PM
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i was thinking cub tanks m48 or the gravely 148Z which i was gonna get or maybe the 144Z. i dont know if the lescos are worth that much i havnt heard much good things about them. was also thinking go used for now. then i thought get a high class resi like a fastrack. im not totally sure what my buget is right now.
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1989 ford f-250 5.8 *mine*
1984 international dump truck S1900 series
6.5*16 diomandback trailer
exmark lazer Z 52" 23/52 w/ jrco dethacher and trac vac
bunton w/b 11/52
craftsman lt1000 tractor 14.5/42
ford tractor 18hp
john deere trimmer pro series
stihl powerbroom
excaliber 22" hedge trimmer
homlite hand held blower
commercial poulman pro bp blower BP400
yard machine 21
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Old 10-07-2006, 08:05 PM
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how many clients? what is your gross weekly/monthly income? What are your expenses(fuel, insuarnce, maint) per month? these are important questions to help us figure out how much you can afford. you can take out a financing on it, with your dad. PM me if you don't want post numbers.
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Cheap + long lasting = contradiction.
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