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Old 05-16-2011, 09:53 PM
Fwilamosky Fwilamosky is offline
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New Mower Dilemma

Hello I need either a new 48' walk behind or a 52' ztr. I have used exmark mainly and need advice on buying anything other than exmark. I need your opinion on a new walk behind(has to be hydro) and ztr and that has to be 52'. My accounts are residential and keep me busy. I have looked into bobcat a lot but need advice asap
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:06 PM
Oakleaf landscape Oakleaf landscape is offline
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Well I would look at Wright. They make an amazing mower. Bullitt proof.
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:14 PM
FINELAWNS FINELAWNS is offline
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For a walk behind, the best is Scag. Not cheap, but it is the best.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:58 AM
tjjn06 tjjn06 is offline
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If your really busy, go demo the two previous (Wright & Scag). Demoed the Scag V-Ride. Loved it.

Bobcat is good for small or start up operations. It can't handle running 5 - 8 hours on the meter a day. If you are just using it for a secondary machine or light use, it would be a good choice (they are a great value).

Not sure about the Wright (heard a lot of good stuff) but the bobcat can't come close to the Scag's Velocity Plus deck in cut quality, especially in wet and/or thick grass.
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:15 AM
Shasta Lake Landscaping Shasta Lake Landscaping is offline
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Look at ferris and snapperpro, these are what we run and they for sure handle 8+hrs on the meter a day.
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:51 PM
docjones docjones is offline
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how come u r getting away from exmarks?
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:07 PM
jdutcher003 jdutcher003 is offline
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I feel you cannot beat snapper pro or ferris walk behinds. As for zero turns I would strongly consider those as well. Ferris and snapper pro leave a great cut. People under estimate snapper pro, but I have found it to be great and leave a cut that can contend with the others out there
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:12 PM
Fwilamosky Fwilamosky is offline
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I got a new 48in snapper pro and a grass gobbler for a total of 4400. a great deal in my mind
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