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Old 05-21-2011, 10:54 AM
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From what I read these are Bobcat mowers!
Thanks for that.

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Old 05-21-2011, 11:56 AM
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Hmm. Read this link:
http://www.lawnsite.com/archive/index.php/t-321605.html
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:55 PM
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Hmm. Read this link:
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Interesting. Something definitely to think about for the buyer.

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Old 05-21-2011, 01:43 PM
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Interesting. Something definitely to think about for the buyer.

Kevin
Exactly. Unless the pricing is VERY favorable, buying the OEM/Bobcat version would be the way to go...but that is my biased opinion ;-)
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:56 PM
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Hi all...I'm a homeowner who for the past 5+ years, has been mowing my 2.5 acre yard with a Craftsman regular riding mower. I'm ready to take the plunge to a ZTR and I've narrowed it down to a couple options and wanted to get some opinions on which might be better.
I'm wanting to try and keep this purchase under $3500 if possible but that's not a strict limit.
First one is the Toro TimeCutter SS5060 (50") and the other is the Husqvarna RZ5424 (54"). Both have a 24HP two cylinder engine. Even though the Toro's deck is slightly smaller, it does have the smart speed control system. However I don't know if this is a feature that really makes a difference between these mowers. I don't fully understand what would make this preferable over the Husqvarna.
So any opinions or thoughts would be really helpful as I want to make this purchase sometime in the next week.
Or perhaps there is a different model altogether that I haven't considered?
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:03 PM
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Exactly. Unless the pricing is VERY favorable, buying the OEM/Bobcat version would be the way to go...but that is my biased opinion ;-)
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I would agree. By chance you are a Bobcat mower owner?

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Old 05-21-2011, 03:08 PM
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Hi all...I'm a homeowner who for the past 5+ years, has been mowing my 2.5 acre yard with a Craftsman regular riding mower. I'm ready to take the plunge to a ZTR and I've narrowed it down to a couple options and wanted to get some opinions on which might be better.
I'm wanting to try and keep this purchase under $3500 if possible but that's not a strict limit.
First one is the Toro TimeCutter SS5060 (50") and the other is the Husqvarna RZ5424 (54"). Both have a 24HP two cylinder engine. Even though the Toro's deck is slightly smaller, it does have the smart speed control system. However I don't know if this is a feature that really makes a difference between these mowers. I don't fully understand what would make this preferable over the Husqvarna.
So any opinions or thoughts would be really helpful as I want to make this purchase sometime in the next week.
Or perhaps there is a different model altogether that I haven't considered?
I would suggest looking at a BadBoy MZ...but the biggest deck available is 48". Along the same lines is the Hustler Sport and I think they are available with a 54" deck...but the price might be over what you want to spend. Both very well built mowers and I'd say the best in their class. I really like my BadBoy MZ48.

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. Its a regular/legitimate commercial product that comes in a quart-size metal can with oil and fuel stabilizer already mixed in. I think its like $8 for a can, but if you aren't doing much trimming, this could be an option for you. (I don't remember the name of this product,
TRUFUEL

It's about $5-6 a a can at HD, Lowes,etc has a shelf life of 2 years and no ethanol. I am using it in all my trimmers,blowers, and chainsaws.
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TRUFUEL

It's about $5-6 a a can at HD, Lowes,etc has a shelf life of 2 years and no ethanol. I am using it in all my trimmers,blowers, and chainsaws.
Yeah, No ethanol! I may have to look into this! I know we are mixing VP racing fuel in our racing bikes for motocross! No ethanol in that either!
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:38 PM
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I would suggest looking at a BadBoy MZ...but the biggest deck available is 48". Along the same lines is the Hustler Sport and I think they are available with a 54" deck...but the price might be over what you want to spend. Both very well built mowers and I'd say the best in their class. I really like my BadBoy MZ48.

Kevin
Wow, I guess I should have waded through the information and numerous posts here because there is a ton of info regarding ZTR mowers in my price range. I really wanted something along the lines of a 54" deck (or close to it) but not at the cost of compromising build quality and cut performance.
I'll look into the ones you mentioned.
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