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Old 07-11-2011, 01:41 PM
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I have an acre of weeds/grass around my house and I am trying to get it under control. I bought a used craftsman riding mower last year with a hydro transmission and now it ginds and will not go anywhere. So now I am trying to get into a ZTR mower to try and cut my mowing time down. I also thought a ZTR would be more reliable than a big store riding mower. I am looking at a Gravely ZT1640 with 500hrs on it, also a Cub Cadet 3648 with 375hrs on it and a brand new Country Clipper Jazeeone. I have a dealer close by for all three units.

2005 Gravely ZT1640 $1800.00

2001 Cub Cadet 3648 $1400.00

2007 Never Registered Country Clipper Jazeeone $2695.00

Thank you all for your help!
Hello and welcome to the board! I am curious and want to ask you what is you absolute top end budget? I think you can do better! I also feel for a few more bucks you could get into a entry level Z, like a BadBoy MZ or Hustler Sport, brand new with a 3 year warranty, these machines are capable of a great cut and built to last a long time. I also think for a bit more you could certainly find a "better" used commercial machine that would be very reliable with a nice cut!
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:22 AM
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Pulled the trigger on Scag Freedom Z 36"

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Hi all. New to the site and have been lurking for few months.
Went to look at a Hustler sport W/Honda gsx530, but dealer said almost impossible to find. Stated somewhere around $3600.00 if he found one.
Drove by a dealer that sold Scags and stopped to see what they had.
He had a 2009 new Freedom Z 36" for $3800.00 + tax.
I have 1/2 acre lot.
Would the Scag be an upgrade from the Hustler 42 Sport and a deal for that price? Thanks for your opinions.
I went up to the dealer Mon. morning and looked at this machine again. It's a BS ELS, it has the later style cartridge air filter that slips over a tube to the intake manifold. It's not the flat paper w/yellow tabs style that was pron to leaking and letting dirt thru to the engine internals.

There is not a scratch or spot of rust on it that I could find.

Can't get pics to upload.

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Old 07-14-2011, 09:50 AM
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The 36 inch deck on the Scags is not their greatest deck design. I would be more concerned about that than an ELS engine to mow half an acre.

Assuming that you mow the entire half acre why not get a walk behind? A 48-inch walk behind will knock out a half acre about as fast as the ZTR and be less expensive as well. You could even get a better engine and larger deck on a walk behind if you want to keep the dollar amounts the same.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:40 PM
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I went up to the dealer Mon. morning and looked at this machine again. It's a BS ELS, it has the later style cartridge air filter that slips over a tube to the intake manifold. It's not the flat paper w/yellow tabs style that was pron to leaking and letting dirt thru to the engine internals.

There is not a scratch or spot of rust on it that I could find.

Can't get pics to upload.
There you go! Did you buy it? You will be very happy with the Freedom Z if you did! Especially for the price! That machine has a great seat on it, you will be comfortable for sure! Keep us posted!
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:12 AM
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I went up to the dealer Mon. morning and looked at this machine again. It's a BS ELS, it has the later style cartridge air filter that slips over a tube to the intake manifold. It's not the flat paper w/yellow tabs style that was pron to leaking and letting dirt thru to the engine internals.

There is not a scratch or spot of rust on it that I could find.

Can't get pics to upload.
Here's the pics.

From what I saw hydro walk-behinds (exmark 48 viking) I was quoted $5200.00.

Sooner or later I won't want or be able to chase a walk-behind. Also nobody I've talked to was willing to let their wife use one.

So for now I'll sit on my butt and enjoy the ride.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:27 PM
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Probably the last mower you will ever buy (or should I say have to). Enjoy
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:00 PM
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Probably the last mower you will ever buy (or should I say have to). Enjoy
That was the way I was looking at it.

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Old 07-16-2011, 11:50 AM
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I am going to be starting a new yard in the fall of approximately 4 acres. How large of a mower would you suggest and what brand. I have a ztr Toro 42" deck now. I would definitly like to upsize.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:36 PM
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Depends on obstacles, gates etc... If it was wide open id go for a 60" if your budget allows. Toro scag exmark hustler snapper...the possibilities are almost endless it seems. Tell us a little more about the property for a better analysis.

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Old 07-16-2011, 01:53 PM
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Not to hijack the thread or get off topic, as the owner of a new machine, I was wondering from some of you pros if it makes much difference in my new Toro ZT with the Kawasaki 22HP if I run a standard SAE 30 oil in it versus a higher priced or more well known brand. In other words, will any oil do? Thoughts on synthetics? Thanks.
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