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Old 11-18-2015, 01:48 AM
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How does the SWZT compare to a Turf Tracer? Price seems much better on the swzt.
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Old 11-18-2015, 01:53 AM
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I had a swzt I liked it for the money it would be hard to beat I think.

I noticed the other day there offering a 61" and a 23hp kawasaki. I don't know why on earth they don't put the velocity deck on it that don't make a lick of sense. They could at least offer the velocity deck..

The deck was the only reason I got rid of mine. I know they want a lower price walk behind but they could offer one with the v+ deck and the bigger engines they would cost more but they could still offer the one they have now
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PRICE.

That and why would you buy their other walkbehind then?
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Old 11-18-2015, 02:02 AM
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How does the SWZT compare to a Turf Tracer? Price seems much better on the swzt.
Depends on what youre cutting.

If you pay attention to scags propaganda... its built for the purpose of doing weekly lawn cutting on regularly maintained residential properties.

If youre going to beat the puss out of them on commercial properties, get a TT.

the residential mowing market sees the mower get used approximately 40% of the work day, with the rest being trim, blow and windshield time.

so that means about 3.2 hours a day, or about 16 hours a week.
but on a commercial property, they are usually 1) larger and 2) rougher as well as 3) less landscape so more turf.
this translates into the mower being used in harsher conditions (more dust, more curb jumping) for longer periods of time per day....typically 65% of the day.
which is about 5.2 hours a day or 26 hours a week.
depending on the commercial crew it could be closer to 6 hours a day if the machine just keeps mowing while someone else trims and blows, and they are not traveling to many properties.
If this is the case, SWZT isnt going to hold up under those circumstances like a TT will.

but if youre just bopping around doing the resi mow route, wont be able to tell the difference between the wear and tear on the SWZT or the TT.
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:32 AM
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How does the SWZT compare to a Turf Tracer? Price seems much better on the swzt.
We own both. Have run Tracers and Vikings as our main wb's for well over a decade. Almost to a man, my guys prefer the SWZT. Mainly because it's a smoother operating machine... much more fluid. Personally, I'd say you can't go wrong either way. The SWZT is considerably cheaper.

Ferris makes a nice ECS style walk behind that seems real nice. I like the set up but the thing weighs something like 800 lbs. I'm sure it would be great on flat ground but I have my suspicions that, at that weight, it would rut some of the banks we mow.
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Old 11-18-2015, 01:57 PM
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I want a scag so bad but they are out of myprice range new and i cant find them used.
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:26 PM
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PRICE.

That and why would you buy their other walkbehind then?
Because I like the floating deck, the deck adjust, and the handles bUT im not cray abt the deck. Put a v+ deck on it with a 23 kawasaki instead of the 18.5 with the little small air filter I'll buy one in the spring
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:27 PM
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:45 AM
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We own both. Have run Tracers and Vikings as our main wb's for well over a decade. Almost to a man, my guys prefer the SWZT. Mainly because it's a smoother operating machine... much more fluid. Personally, I'd say you can't go wrong either way. The SWZT is considerably cheaper.

Ferris makes a nice ECS style walk behind that seems real nice. I like the set up but the thing weighs something like 800 lbs. I'm sure it would be great on flat ground but I have my suspicions that, at that weight, it would rut some of the banks we mow.
Excellent thanks. I anticipate running one 150 hours per season or so. No rough cut work just weekly mow. Will strongly look into one for next spring.
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:46 AM
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Excellent thanks. I anticipate running one 150 hours per season or so. No rough cut work just weekly mow. Will strongly look into one for next spring.
Got quoted $4700 for one but sounds like I could get at least a few hundred off that price.
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08 Toro Z400 48" deck, 21HP Kaw with EZ Vac twin bag
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Stihl KM90 Kombi w/ straight shaft trimmer & tiller heads
2 Husqvarna 125B Blowers
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