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Old 10-08-2013, 09:01 AM
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I have all three. Each has their own uses. I use the ztr the most. 75% ztr, 22% stander, and 3% walk-behind. My stander sticks amazing.
Your saying your Great Dane Surfer sticks amazing? I had a GDS 52 and it was no match for my 72 ZTR. The Outlaw is tall. I have a 61 Great Dane surfer deck that is new if you might ever need one.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:38 AM
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We use walkbehinds about 75% of the time, Turf tracers and Scag walkbehinds. Years back when bagging was a must we ran 36" Scags with bags. Now mulching has been accepted we run 48" mowers with mulch kits.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:21 PM
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Yeah in big properties I realize ztr is the way to go. What's the weight difference in say a 48 hydro wb and a 48 ztr?
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:02 PM
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I run walk behinds almost exclusively. I have been for 30+ years. I run predominately 60" Turf Tracers, but also have 52" TTHPs and a 36". I run my Lazer Z on wide open lots and other junk mowing. I think for what I do (e.g. curb jumping, medium size residentials, choppy commercials) that walk behinds can't be beat. You can run a walk behind on ANYTHING, and with a stander or rider, that can't be said. Also, with a 60" Turf Tracer, you aren't losing all that much on productivity on big stuff if that's what you have to use.
What kind of fuel economy does the turf tracer get?
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:12 PM
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i run a scag 52" hydro with velky and scag 36" belt....wb mowers are best for me because i mow mostly higher-end medium sized residental yards. they leave a beautiful stripe, truly manicuring a lawn. however, next year i am looking to step into the commercial market, so i will probably purchase a ztr of some kind...i've got no clue what kind yet.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:16 PM
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Do you guys use your walk behinds for leaf cleanups?
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:25 AM
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What kind of fuel economy does the turf tracer get?
17 hp kawi uses approx 1 gal per hour. 23 hp kawi is about 1.2-1.2 gph.
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:33 PM
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Yeah in big properties I realize ztr is the way to go. What's the weight difference in say a 48 hydro wb and a 48 ztr?
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In smaller ZTR's I like light weight units. I love WB and standers of the lighter variety on nice properties. Where I am a big ZTR messes the properties up.

At least 300 pounds or so for a heavy 48 ZTR. I love 72 ZTR's and the smaller ones I can live with them or without them and just use WB for normal properties.
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:37 PM
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Do you guys use your walk behinds for leaf cleanups?
I love a 72 ZTR for leaf mulching, by far the fastest cleanup mower I have ever used. when you start running the stuff over multiple times a 72 makes it alot faster and the big blades seem to pulverize it quicker than a smaller deck.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:40 AM
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I have to admit when I traded the rider we had for the TTHP 48 my productivity went up. I think it might have been more a design flaw with the carburation system with the Toro ZTR as well as even with a suspension seat my back and neck absorbed more of the blows than my legs did. Glad I did.
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