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Old 04-28-2013, 11:13 PM
boostedGTA boostedGTA is offline
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Looking at Ariens Max Zoom 60 -- ok to get Courage Pro 25 engine?

I currently have a 10 year old Gravely residential zero turn (1944) with the Kohler Command twin engine. I only use it for residential but we do have a little over a couple acres to take care of. Some of the terrain is very rough with tree roots, rocks, etc. I have put a beating on this Gravely and it has done very well, but would like to upgrade now to something more heavy duty.

I was looking at getting a Gravely ZT 60 HD next year, but stumbled across our local Home Depot that has an Ariens Max Zoom 60 on sale for $4088. If I'm not mistaken, this is the same mower as the Gravely. But my question is, the Ariens has the Kohler Courage PRO 25 instead of the Kawasaki engine... do I need to stay away from this one? I have read horror stories of the Courage line, but not sure if it applies to this one since it's "Pro"?

Any suggestions?
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:09 AM
S&M Landscapes S&M Landscapes is offline
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Buy from a local dealer, Home Depot does no service, they will not stand behind a product like a dedicated dealer will. I personally would not go with the courage.. Pro or not.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:46 PM
aroddy aroddy is offline
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I've never seen one come in my shop with over 400 hrs without a major problem
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