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Old 03-22-2014, 11:03 PM
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The "cart" is called a sulky.



Because a homeowner ZTR isn't designed to be used everyday, all day. The commercial stuff has a heavier build and drivetrain, larger tires, higher speed; everything is more/bigger/heavier/faster. If you're only mowing your property, a homeowner mower will last a good, long time, if properly maintained. I started out, with a homeowner ZTR. It's 9yrs old, now.
Hey Ducnut, does that 9 year old ztr have the original hydros? I'm wondering if the ezt's will last that long (500+ hrs). Sorry 'bout jacking the thread.

To the OP: I'm getting a ztr because of leaves. I want to pull an attachment from time to time; nothing heavy. Otherwise I'd go for a commercial walker.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:27 PM
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http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/grd/4381971584.html

being your 'Burg - this one has been on Pennswoods and Craigslist for some time now. I don't know anything about these but could be what you are looking for.
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:23 PM
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Hey Ducnut, does that 9 year old ztr have the original hydros? I'm wondering if the ezt's will last that long (500+ hrs).
Yes. I've pulled them, cleaned out the cases, and filled with fresh oil. Though, I'm not sure they're as smooth with this oil as what they originally were filled with. I'd sure like to know the exact oil they do use. I need to stop in there, sometime, and ask someone in assembly. But, they'll easily go past 500hrs, unless abused, of course.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:15 AM
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That seems like a good option for me, thanks. Am looking to spend less than $3k sorry I should have said that from the get go

I don't mind working on the mower, I just don't want to have to put $500 to $700 a season into it just to get it to limp along. If i put $100 or so into maintenance a year that seems acceptable to me.


By the way I tried a walk behind, and apparently they are designed for short people. I am 6' 4" so I can already tell that would be a nightmare for my back

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http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/grd/4381971584.html

being your 'Burg - this one has been on Pennswoods and Craigslist for some time now. I don't know anything about these but could be what you are looking for.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:30 AM
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That seems like a good option for me, thanks. Am looking to spend less than $3k sorry I should have said that from the get go

I don't mind working on the mower, I just don't want to have to put $500 to $700 a season into it just to get it to limp along. If i put $100 or so into maintenance a year that seems acceptable to me.


By the way I tried a walk behind, and apparently they are designed for short people. I am 6' 4" so I can already tell that would be a nightmare for my back
Depends on what brand walk behind you tried. If you tried a scag, the controls are lower than a exmark. Were you on a sulky of just walking behind it? You can get a sulky that is a lot lower to the ground.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:32 AM
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Yes I saw the proslide sulky and it looks interesting. However it's $300.

I'm half considering just running behind the darn thing, I've got a healthy spare tire I've been wanting to reduce. I used to run 50k trail runs before my son was born
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:37 AM
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Yes I saw the proslide sulky and it looks interesting. However it's $300.

I'm half considering just running behind the darn thing, I've got a healthy spare tire I've been wanting to reduce. I used to run 50k trail runs before my son was born
It is not as bad as it may seem to walk behind them. That is what they are designed to do.
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