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Old 10-15-2013, 10:03 PM
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Need a zero turn, but which one?

okay so I'm a small operation I only do 5 lawns a week but since I'm in southern Florida its all around year long mowing. I do have a few trees around and a few steep ditches so I was wondering with all of you guys much MORE way more experience I would like to ask you a question. Which zero turn should I get for my small operation knowing that I need one I can get into backyards and one that will last. I didn't want to go to the big box stores and buy one of those residentials because I'm really looking for something that will give me a good 5-6 years if maintained properly. I do like John Deere but I did not know if they made anything that I would be looking for. I'm very picky about my cut and I like to have nice stripes and I would also like to be able to have a bagging option. thanks for all your help from Doug the newbie.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:14 PM
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Need a zero turn, but which one?

Z920m I got one and it cuts, stripes, and controls like a dream. 9/10
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:36 AM
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Husqvarna is making some nice zero turns these days. Check them out they are affordable and work great.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:36 AM
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New Style Gravely Pro-Stance. Will do most slopes and hills that a walk behind will do and can do the big acreage jobs as well. I have the 52" version and very happy with the cut and everything all around with it.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:48 AM
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we run exmarks we do a lot of steep banks ditches etc. they are a little pricey but well worth the extra $$.
been running exmark for 10 years or little better and very satisfied.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:23 PM
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How big are your lawns and how big are your accesses?
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:25 PM
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How big are your lawns and how big are your accesses?
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This^^^^^

And what is your budget?
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:55 PM
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I run Ex-Mark. Very few problems with it. The only other I would consider to use would be a Walker.

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Old 10-16-2013, 09:44 PM
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I run Ex-Mark. Very few problems with it. The only other I would consider to use would be a Walker.

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You have much to learn grasshopper, like that Toro makes ex-mark so you should at least include Toro too.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:45 AM
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[QUOTE=JCLawn and more;4884319]You have much to learn grasshopper, like that Toro makes ex-mark so you should at least include Toro too.
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You have much to learn toro owns exmark but exmark operates under there own company with there own manufacturing plant. We run exmark they leave amazing cuts.
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