Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-24-2006, 07:10 PM
butlermower butlermower is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Butler TN
Posts: 6
Help me decide

Here are some prices on some ZTR mowers I am looking at,whats the best one ??? TORO Z453 23/52 $6400 FERRIS IS1500 21/48 $5725 SCAG TIGER CUB 19/48 $6500 All are Kawie engines
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-24-2006, 09:26 PM
robbo521's Avatar
robbo521 robbo521 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: North Alabama
Posts: 602
to me it would be hard to say.i got a deere for $5950 with 19/48.the only good dealer close to me.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-25-2006, 10:57 AM
grant087 grant087 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: garden city mi
Posts: 183
Quote:
Originally Posted by butlermower
Here are some prices on some ZTR mowers I am looking at,whats the best one ??? TORO Z453 23/52 $6400 FERRIS IS1500 21/48 $5725 SCAG TIGER CUB 19/48 $6500 All are Kawie engines
i would go with the toro z453 because thats what i have and i love it....it throws the best stripes without a stripping kit, i got mine for 6000 out the door though
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-25-2006, 11:27 AM
Grn Mtn's Avatar
Grn Mtn Grn Mtn is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Rochester NY
Posts: 867
Quote:
Originally Posted by robbo521
...the only good dealer close to me.
Having good dealer support is critical to your business. Ask how long you will be without equipment when being repaired, do commercial customers take priority over residential? Loaners? Price breaks? How long have they been dealers for the brand your looking at. Do they automatically submit your serial numbers to the manufactures(mine does and I think that is great)

What I buy has a lot to do with what is sold at my favorite dealer.


Oh Just looking at the numbers you posted I would choose the Ferris, best power to blade size. But more importantly, DEMO all three, its a really big purchase. The winner will be your income source, and cost you some big money up-front, so choose wisely.
__________________
Roald Hughes, ex-Vermonter
Green Mountain Landscape, "Inviting nature home"

www.greenmountainlandscape.com

Last edited by Grn Mtn; 11-25-2006 at 11:34 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-25-2006, 07:00 PM
J&R Landscaping's Avatar
J&R Landscaping J&R Landscaping is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bensalem, PA
Posts: 5,096
The Toro sounds like the best deal to me!
__________________
Joe
J&R Lawn and Landscaping
23 years old, Fully licensed and insured. 50+ accounts
2011 8x16 Pace Summit trailer
2010 Exmark TTHP 17/48
04 Exmark Viking 32"
96 Exmark Metro 36"
Echo, Redmax, and Shindaiwa handhelds. Husky chain saws.
2010 F-350 4x4 6.4 PSD w/ 8' Western plow.
1997 F-250 4x4 7.3 PSD
2004 Bobcat 61" 25hp ZTR for sale. 1100 hours, Under 10 hours on a TOTAL DECK REBUILD! PM for details
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-25-2006, 07:22 PM
metro36's Avatar
metro36 metro36 is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 2,338
Toros are great mowers!!!
__________________
More equipment then I know what to do with.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-26-2006, 08:56 AM
GreenN'Clean GreenN'Clean is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,512
I would demo all of them and see which one feels the best with handling,cutting and performance because all mowers feel different to everyone so id get the one that feels right for you.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-10-2007, 12:52 PM
mountianview mountianview is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: northeast
Posts: 100
my dealer quoted $ 6200 on the 07 19 kaw 48 in hope his price holds seems like a deal to me.the 23 kohler was special order ? at $ 6800.both 07 s.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-10-2007, 05:00 PM
lawnpro724's Avatar
lawnpro724 lawnpro724 is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Effingham,IL
Posts: 2,202
Alamia.com has the 453 Toro for $6200.00 and free shipping. I would buy the Toro they are great mowers and thats all I run and have been using Toro's for over 15yrs and they haven't let me down.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-10-2007, 07:00 PM
supercuts's Avatar
supercuts supercuts is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: CT shoreline
Posts: 2,768
listen to grn mtn, he has it right, forget brand, find a dealer who will take care of you when things break, even if his price is $1000 more, build the relationship. all mowers are going to work about the same, each has one or two different little things that sets them apart. youve had about one person say each one is the best, obviously they are all good
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:35 AM.

Page generated in 0.09213 seconds with 7 queries