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Old 11-26-2013, 07:49 PM
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I understand where you're coming from, and what you say makes sense to me most of the time. But I have questions >>>>

Let me get this correct....front wheel locks on ZTR's solve any hillside issues?

Then why don't all ZTR manufacturers offer front wheel locks? (I gotta call bs on this) because there are times when ZTR units have their limits compared to non-ZTR units.

I admit I am not the "sharpest knife in the drawer", but I've been in the business for over 35 years. Been running stand-on's/ride-on's since the mid 90's including hundreds of hours on ZTR's.

I am also one of those guys who never gives up until I have exhausted all options. I also prefer ZTR units in many instances, but not regarding operating a "spreader/sprayer" machine on a daily basis. Others agree too, cuz there are over 30 T3000's in my town (that I know of). I recently noticed our Scotts Lawn Care swapping out their Ground Solutions to T3000's.

I don't mean to bash Z's cuz several good friends use them...odd thing is...they are all "out of state".

Okay -- time to beat me up now
When you spew BS you should expect to get beat up, maybe those folks from that particular town aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:53 PM
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Pretty sure lt rich has a patent on the castor lock.

The best way to explain how this, it makes the ztr hold a hill great is the front wheels don't start going downhill while the rear tires are trying to steer it straight.

Regular ztr front wheels start going downhill any swings the front down. The rear tires can't keep it straight. The castor lock doesn't let it head down hill.

It takes time to trust/use the castor lock but after your comfortable using it. It holds hills great. In a demo you wouldn't have the trust in it. After 20hrs its easy.
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Don't try to explain to Larry, he knows Z's holds hills just as good as t's he as usual is trying to push your button and play dumb.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:31 PM
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da, did you check out the turfex 7200e at the show?
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:07 PM
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da, did you check out the turfex 7200e at the show?
I did, but did not drive a demo (not sure there was one?). Kinda appeared to me like a glorified Triumph. And the handlebars do not come down like on a PG. Also, still uses a single nozzle system which is not my favorite. I also did not like the huge size of the hopper, obstructs my view of the spray pattern too much. The hopper IS single hole which is nice.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:21 PM
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One question that I have, and I hate to interrupt the t vs.z part 2 segment....Very entertaining by the way!!! What is the better spray component on the ground logic? The spray boom which covers 9' or the single broadcast nozzle which covers 10'?
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:36 AM
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I did, but did not drive a demo (not sure there was one?). Kinda appeared to me like a glorified Triumph. And the handlebars do not come down like on a PG. Also, still uses a single nozzle system which is not my favorite. I also did not like the huge size of the hopper, obstructs my view of the spray pattern too much. The hopper IS single hole which is nice.
thanks for the info,
they must have changes alot on it, the 7200 had 3 hole hopper and fold down bars,
how was the spray bar on front ? easy on /off? 3 nozzles?
how about the elec pump and wiring etc..did you notice if it has a sererate alternator? and pump size?

thanks
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:11 AM
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One question that I have, and I hate to interrupt the t vs.z part 2 segment....Very entertaining by the way!!! What is the better spray component on the ground logic? The spray boom which covers 9' or the single broadcast nozzle which covers 10'?
I think you would be much better served with the optional spray bar.
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