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Old 02-21-2000, 03:29 PM
mowohio mowohio is offline
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Does anyone have any experiences with the &quot;new&quot; MTD Pro ztr? They look like a well built machine with a reasonable price.<br>Thanks.
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Old 02-21-2000, 06:02 PM
Evan528 Evan528 is offline
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i would not touch any commercial equipment made by mtd... i have owned several peices of mtd equipment and it is built so dam cheap. the machanical parts seem to be alright but its the cheesey controls and small parts that are built so flimsy. when i started my buissness i used alot of mtd because it was what was cheap.... enough said. got rid of it all very fast! for a 1000 bucks more you can get a quality ztr like a exmark, toro or bobcat. stick with one of them and you can go wrong.
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Old 02-21-2000, 06:10 PM
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or SCAG, try the Turf Tiger, the rest are all good mowers too.
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Old 02-21-2000, 09:05 PM
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When you are earning your LIVING, your family's source of income, why would you want to aquire less than the best equipment?<p>It would be paramount to shopping for a surgeon based on price.<p>Shop around, sure. Compare prices and features, sure. But to settle for anything less than the best seems crazy.
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Old 02-22-2000, 09:42 AM
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MTD bought out Ferris in December
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Old 02-22-2000, 10:02 AM
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I think your are wrong on MTD buying out Ferris. I think that Ransomes the parent company bought Ferris but is allowing Ferris to exist as a totally seperate unit(in other words they can continue to paint the mowers red until they run out of paint)<p>What was said earlier about buying the best is true but the best for you might be that MTD. It not price alone that you have to consider but also dealer service too
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Old 02-22-2000, 01:45 PM
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Simplicity bought Ferris
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Old 02-22-2000, 03:32 PM
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your right, i just read about 2 days ago in lawn and landscape magazine that simplicity bought out ferris.
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Old 02-22-2000, 04:37 PM
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I am not always right,butt I am never wrong.<br>
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Old 02-23-2000, 06:26 AM
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Hey MowOhio, <br>Where in Ohio do you live???? I live in Hudson.<br>
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