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Old 01-24-2013, 10:19 PM
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Best zero turn for $6500?

I have a question for you guys that have been mowing for longer then me. I will be purchasing a new mower in march and I am not sure what would be my best bet as far as a zeroturn mower. I currently have a toro timecutter 5030 50 inch. Its a residential mower that I have been using for the last four years to cut 15 lawns a week. I am very impressed that it has held up the way it has over the years. All I have done to it was regular maint! Anyways, what are your suggestions. I have a 5x10 trailer so I need it to be a 54 inch mower and under.

I should add that lawn care is currently my part time job, I have a regular 44hour a week job. My goal is to go full time into lawn care within the next two years.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:24 PM
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Best zero turn for $6500?

I commercial zero turn is roughly 7 feet long. Maybe look at a grandstand or a walker
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:34 PM
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I commercial zero turn is roughly 7 feet long. Maybe look at a grandstand or a walker
He has 10' of trailer so he will be just fine. He can still fit a trim mower, trimmers on racks, blower on rack, and gas cans right behind the trim mower.


6500 isn't even half way to a walker based on the prices guys post on here.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:35 PM
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Snapper Pro S75X is a good mower for the money and is fairly compact. I believe you could get a good deal on one right now and they have the "no payment till 6/1/13" if you buy it as a commercial operator.

http://www.snapperpro.com/models/features/4:s75x

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:37 PM
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I agree snapper makes a good machine for the money, also check out Bobcat if there is a dealer in your area.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:41 PM
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Maybe a 52" Turf Tracer and a sulky? Cheaper and still very productive
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:46 PM
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sounds good guys. Thanks for the replys. I will check them out!
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:48 PM
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One quick question. Would it be worth it to buy a bigger trailer so I could get a 60 inch deck? Would a 60 inch deck really save me that much more time?
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:52 PM
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Unless you're cutting larger properties (over an acre) a 48 or 52 would be more versatile. Remember, the larger the deck, the more problems you have with scalping.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:02 PM
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One quick question. Would it be worth it to buy a bigger trailer so I could get a 60 inch deck? Would a 60 inch deck really save me that much more time?
A 60 in place of a 54 would end up saving you about 5 minutes for every hour of cutting you do at 80% efficiency.
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