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Old 11-08-2009, 08:09 PM
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ZTR with bagger vs. Walker/Navigator style mower.

I plan on adding another mower before spring and was wondering which route I should take.

each has is pros and cons but I've never owned either, I've had baggers on lawn tractors and currently have a ZTR and rather than adding a bagger to this machine I plan to buy a used mower with a bagger until I see how business takes off. If it becomes useful and often I will buy a new one.

Thanks for your input.
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:16 PM
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Get one of each, best of both worlds, each will over lap on any property. I have a Hustler S/Z with a bac-vac unit and a Walker. Walker is more usefull than a Navigator because there are more attachments. I use the Walker for trimming and small areas and the Hustler for every thing else. If you have on site dumping on your properties the bac-vac is the best " dump from the seat " vac unit that I have used, and I have had a few. I also have the electric lift oppition on my Walker.
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:45 PM
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I like having a ztr with a bagging system on it. That way I have the option to discharge or collect. I know the walker/navigator type mowers are great for high end properties but you are looking to both bag and discharge the ztr with bagger is the best way to go.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:11 AM
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well, some ZTR baggers are really crappy....... so it depends. The exmark ultravac is one of the better units on the market, and toro uses it now. So although the machine is usually faster and bigger, the bagging system can cancel out the advantages of that real quick.

Nothing cleans off a lawn like a Navigator or Walker deck in my opinion.
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