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Old 07-26-2012, 04:23 PM
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Sorry Capemay........but I'm the reigning king of overkill......and I'm not even ashamed.......lol
I'm not done yet
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:35 PM
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I'm a homeowner building a new home on 1 acre and wanting to buy a ZT. I am trying to stay within 3,000.00 and the more I research ZT, the more confused I get.
I'm told by a manger of HD that the Toro is a great ZT, then told by someone else that MTD actually manufactures the Toros sold at HD.

I need some advise on getting the best bang for the buck.

Thanks for helping.

T
There are a couple of machines at or around the 3K price point. The Badboy MZ, the Hustler Sport. I am not sure of the pricing this year, certainly varies dealer to dealer. I would suggest taking the Kawasaki option and you have the kawi, Honda upgrade on the Sport. A couple of others worth mentioning are the Dixie Chopper Zee 1, and also the Gravely ZT.
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:48 AM
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Scag Freedom Z , but I doubt you'll get one for $3000.00. But it's built likr a tank.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:46 AM
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thanks everyone. So far local dealers want $4819 for Scag Freedom Z; Hustler Sport (Kaw) $4350 and Bad Boy MZ $3999.

Looks like I need to increase my budget.

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Old 07-27-2012, 02:42 PM
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thanks everyone. So far local dealers want $4819 for Scag Freedom Z; Hustler Sport (Kaw) $4350 and Bad Boy MZ $3999.

Looks like I need to increase my budget.

Thanks again
It will be well worth it in the long run. 6 years ago I bought a Troybilt 50 in mower for around the same amount you were originally looking to pay. Cut 2 acres with it. Now I am looking for a new mower, but this time I am getting something that is going to last not to mention cut down my 3 hours of mowing.

Make sure you get something with a fabricated deck. My stamped deck has about had it plus its rusting pretty bad. Don't get me wrong the mower has had minimal issues but its getting tired and I am getting tired of it.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:20 PM
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thanks everyone. So far local dealers want $4819 for Scag Freedom Z; Hustler Sport (Kaw) $4350 and Bad Boy MZ $3999.

Looks like I need to increase my budget.

Thanks again
That seem a little high for the sport? What is the deck size?
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:49 PM
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Hi, new member here. I have an opportunity to purchase a new Ferris 2010 is500z, 44" deck, rear bagger, zero hours, with warranty for 4K. I was hoping someone might know if this a reasonable deal. The is500 is the appropriated size, I'm just not sure getting a 2010 is a good idea for the price.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:44 PM
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sounds like a good deal to me. Home owners can find some great deals on new left over mowers. You have to look hard and ask for them. Just make sure you know what you need vs want, and find out what upgrades the newer models have and why.
Good Hunting.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:31 AM
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2010 Ferris with 24B&D "Professional" series engine

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sounds like a good deal to me. Home owners can find some great deals on new left over mowers. You have to look hard and ask for them. Just make sure you know what you need vs want, and find out what upgrades the newer models have and why.
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The lot is about 1.7acr, so the 500 with a 44" deck seems size appropriate. My concern is the 2010 24hp Briggs & Stratton engine. From what I understand the "Professional" series is the B&D Intek block with some modifications. Should I be concerned about this configuration, and is there a significant risk?
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:29 PM
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That seem a little high for the sport? What is the deck size?
I believe the sport was 48"
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