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Old 04-07-2012, 09:26 PM
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Need help deciding on a small zero turn.

So basically I need a small zero turn. I just bought a new 21 mower, and now I'm looking to upgrade my main mower. The one I have now is a John Deere riding mower, it's been great so far and it's lasted way longer than I thought it could but I really only think I can get another month or so out of it. I really don't want to buy a walk behind mower, and I mow residential lawns, about a quarter acre each. Here are the mowers I'm looking at...

Ferris is 1500z with 44in deck and a 18.5 kawi
Exmark Pioneer S series with a 44in deck and a kawi FX600V engine
And maybe a Hustler Fastrak Super Duty with a 42in deck with the FX600 engine

So what I'm wondering is which one would be the best deal for me?

I know that the deck are small, but the gates I need to fit through are on the smallish side.

Thanks for taking the time to read. I appreciate it.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:40 PM
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Of the three I would say the ferris. I don't know how big the gates are you need to fit through but what about a 48" stand on. Like a wright stander.?
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:47 PM
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Or you could look for a gently used low hour lazer instead of the pioneer. Of those three i say either ferris or hustler
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:51 PM
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i bought a pioneer and love it for my residential accounts. but now that i try and take it to some of my commercial accounts i wish i would have spent the extra 2k and bought a lazer
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:53 AM
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Out of those I would go with the ferris, but I would look into a stander of some kind.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:51 PM
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I'd have to go with the Hustler. As previously stated, I would look for a higher quality used commercial unit for the same money.
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