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Old 05-12-2013, 08:27 PM
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48" Hyrdo Walk Behind w/ Sulky VS. 54" Zero Turn

I know there's an obvious difference in size, 6 inches, but with that what are your thoughts on the 2 in terms of productivity on 1/4 acre residential lots? Do you think the 54" zero turn will shave off more time on small residential lots versus a 48" hydro walk behind with sulky? Or would it be pretty minimal?

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Old 05-12-2013, 08:59 PM
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Id get a walk behind, on 1/4 acre, If there all flat a Toro Grandstand might be nice although pricey.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:03 PM
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I have both...just wondering everyone's thoughts on these two mowers on 1/4 acre residential lawns.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:07 PM
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You can't mow lots much under an acre in size efficiently with a Ztr.
You just can't, the Wb is way faster in those smaller lots.

Don't forget you also need to figure in cost differences.

The Ztr's don't really come out ahead until we get into at least 3/4's of an acre.
Big wide open areas is what the Ztr is designed for.
On small lots, the Wb comes out the winner.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:55 PM
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You can't mow lots much under an acre in size efficiently with a Ztr.
You just can't, the Wb is way faster in those smaller lots.

Don't forget you also need to figure in cost differences.

The Ztr's don't really come out ahead until we get into at least 3/4's of an acre.
Big wide open areas is what the Ztr is designed for.
On small lots, the Wb comes out the winner.
That's kind of what I was thinking, thank you sir!
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:52 PM
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Bump...any more thoughts?
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:54 PM
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48" Walk behind is easier on the turf when its wet. Its perfect fit for 1/2 acre or smaller lots.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:12 PM
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48" Walk behind is easier on the turf when its wet. Its perfect fit for 1/2 acre or smaller lots.
Do you think there will be a decrease in productivity (in minutes) between a 48" and a 54" zt?
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:17 PM
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on small lots you may find the walk behind may be faster and easier to use than the ZT ,
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:46 PM
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on small lots you may find the walk behind may be faster and easier to use than the ZT ,
Roger that, thank you sir!
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