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Old 01-02-2014, 10:42 PM
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Good input fellas. Thanks. I have found several diesel ZTM in the $7500 price range, used of course, but usually 5-10 yrs old and 1500 plus hours.

Part of my problem is as soon as I get convinced I found the right mower, I then read bad reviews and so on…

I do like the Hustler idea, not sure on the Scag though.
Too old and too many hours. What's wring with gas?
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:43 PM
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One thing you have to learn is no matter how good any item is there is always some people that will be unhappy.
Good example is the highest rated weed eater on market 345 reviews say best trimmer they have ever used and 45 say they were unhappy. Some people will complain with a tit in there mouth.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:01 AM
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One thing you have to learn is no matter how good any item is there is always some people that will be unhappy.
Good example is the highest rated weed eater on market 345 reviews say best trimmer they have ever used and 45 say they were unhappy. Some people will complain with a tit in there mouth.
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Agreed, I over research and destroy the conclusion I came to! Once you decide, turn off the damn computer and buy it!
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:15 AM
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That's rite you are the one using it if it makes you happy that's the one .
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:18 AM
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Too old and too many hours. What's wring with gas?
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Agreed! That's waaaay to high for 5 to 10 year old diesels with 1500+, heck every year around March I sell 4 725D front mount diesel grasshoppers 2 to 3 years old with around 1500 hours for $4500 to $7500 each depending on how good the feel and look from one guy that trades every year. This year will be interesting as I talked him into mid mounts to change it up, he has a couple 430d 72" and a couple compact diesel bad boy's 28hp cats.... I sold a 2008 Gravely diesel with 1430 hours 2008 model on ebay couple months ago for $4000....lol
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May want to throw Deere in there. Perhaps the 915B 54" deck.
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:36 PM
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I would say Exmark for manicured lawns and Toro for heavy grass because of their adjustable baffle. Not saying Toro dont do high quality-but Exmark don't do as good in over grown stuff.
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:06 PM
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Been looking to purchase ZTM for no more than $7500 ideally. Really struggling with which to buy.

I prefer something no larger than 54' deck.

I've also toyed with going diesel since I have blown 3 motors in my lazer. I do have to cut some pretty tall grass on a regular basis.

PLEASE tell me what you think, I welcome all input as I do need a new mower ASAP.

Thanks all!
If you've blown 3 motors maybe you need to look at why they keep blowing. Maybe something you are doing or not doing? Not knocking you just making a suggestion.
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