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Old 05-16-2011, 02:06 AM
vamcars2000 vamcars2000 is offline
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Should I buy a Riding Zero Turn?

I recently picked up a huge account, i have a semi new scag with a sulky, and standon mower. More than half of the account is the bumpiest ground i have ever mowed. My back hurts from the constant impact. It takes about 1-1 and half hours to mow that section. So my question is will a riding mower help minimize the impact on my back? or is it just as bumpy?

Most of my yards a 1/2 an acre so I dont really see my using the riding mower all to much.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:31 AM
Hawkshot99 Hawkshot99 is online now
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I would not buy a mower for 1 job.
Exmark Viking 48"
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:41 AM
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A Zero Turn riding mower is a piece of equipment designed for you to throw
all your spare money into so you can be poor and broke all over again.

Oh, and it's just as bumpy.
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:51 AM
vamcars2000 vamcars2000 is offline
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So I have read that they are expensive to own from several people. What is so much more expensive? Are they significantly heavier?
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:59 AM
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If you are worried about the ride I would make sure I put a suspension seat on it or get a Ferris with the shocks on it. Riding vrs. standing just puts the pressure on different parts of your body. Get a machine you can use for most or all of the lawns you mow. A ZTR will weigh about 1100 pounds,plus your weight. If the ground gets soft they will rut. As far as price they do cost more than a WB.
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