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Old 06-19-2009, 09:25 PM
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How much would you give for a 72" Toro Z Master

How much would you all give for a 2005 Toro Zmaster 72" w/ 27hp Kawasaki, it has 280 hours and is in good condition...What would you all give for that mower?? Quick I need to know!
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:27 PM
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I would not give anything for it. That machine is underpowered with the 72" deck and only a 27HP Kawasaki engine. That engine has to work way to hard to run the 72" deck. It will be useless in thick or wet conditions.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:20 PM
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Come on, anyone else?
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:31 PM
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I would not give anything for it. That machine is underpowered with the 72" deck and only a 27HP Kawasaki engine. That engine has to work way to hard to run the 72" deck. It will be useless in thick or wet conditions.
I disagree ... Toro is one of the best engineered machines on the market today !! I would probably offer around $ 5,300 ... without seeing any pictures of it.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:37 PM
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I would not give anything for it. That machine is underpowered with the 72" deck and only a 27HP Kawasaki engine. That engine has to work way to hard to run the 72" deck. It will be useless in thick or wet conditions.
I agree! I have a 60" toro ZTR with the 27HP Kohler on it and when it's cutting thicker grass (never over one weeks growth) it grunts not bogs but loads the engine more then a 20HP on a 52" deck does even with new or sharp blades. I can only imagine what a 72" deck would do. The bigger decks have thicker blades to turn also. Offer what ever makes you feel comfortable but try it out in some thick grass first.
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:32 PM
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Well, I just bought a 2004 Scag Turf Tiger (sold new in April 2005) with a 61" and a 27kpHakasaki liquid cooled, suspension seat, light kit, 250 hrs for $6k if that helps.
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:37 PM
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I would not give anything for it. That machine is underpowered with the 72" deck and only a 27HP Kawasaki engine. That engine has to work way to hard to run the 72" deck. It will be useless in thick or wet conditions.
That's total BS. I had the exact same configuration in an Exmark mower and it did fine in wet or thick grass. I put 1000 hours on it w/o a gliche and sold it for $4500 back in 03'. It was never lacking any power. IN fact, I'm looking at a Hustler right now with a 72" and a 26 Kawi and I spoke to a guy with one who said it had plenty of power for him.
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:49 AM
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What you just stated here, is BS. Exmark has a totally different deck than Toro and your machine will not perform the same, even with the same engine and deck size. You are not comparing apples to apples.


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That's total BS. I had the exact same configuration in an Exmark mower and it did fine in wet or thick grass. I put 1000 hours on it w/o a gliche and sold it for $4500 back in 03'. It was never lacking any power. IN fact, I'm looking at a Hustler right now with a 72" and a 26 Kawi and I spoke to a guy with one who said it had plenty of power for him.
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Old 06-20-2009, 05:42 AM
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hi
Ah the pitfalls of a 72 deck
Firstly what is the job description for this mower
1/ regular maintenance lawn
2/ 50/50 regular maintenance and bush hog and or bi weekly
3 / rough cut work only

Deck type
Only a few mower brands offer optional tunnel decks [long grass cutting ]
Most 72 machines are offered with the option of diesel up to 40 hp 1.7 ltrs

Productivity for a 72 with a smaller engine would not be great in hard conditions partiularly if the machine has a flat top deck

The smaller kawsaki would best suited to a 60 or 66 deck

I do own a 597d [diesel] with 60 inch sd
In tough conditions it does not perform that well 5.5 out of 10
In good conditions 9 out of 10
bi weekly cuts
overgrown and wet 4 months of year

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