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Old 09-18-2013, 10:43 PM
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Almost every person on here will tell you that the brand they are using is suitable. There is no one correct answer. I will say this if I had no hills and no huge lots I'd probably go with a 48inch or a 52inch zero turn. Now a Scag Turf Tiger is the cream of the crop or maybe a Kubota ZD. I had the money this year and could have bought any one I wanted. I bought a Bad Boy Outlaw XP and a Bad Boy Stander for less than the price of either of the two mowers I mentioned. I basically bought two commercial mowers for the price of one Turf Tiger. I don't have to worry about durability. When the warranty is up I will be trading them in for new. The single most important thing I would look at is the quality of service you are going to get from your local dealer.

Kubozta zd 326 for me hehe. For me in your situation is buy a 52 inch 725d grasshopper if I wanted the cream of the crop. I'd also be looking at a 52 inch scag cheetah. I'd also look into the stander market.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:58 PM
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:12 PM
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Hey guys,
I searched different terms but still couldn't find the results I am after.
I am just wondering what you all use as your main machine?

I have some some 1/10- 1 acre accounts and im expanding and researching which mowers are best. Could be WB or ZTR.

I see a lot of guys around here running exmark ztrs.

thanks a lot!
I use 72' 75% of time and 60'' 25%

I mow from 5k to 70acres
On few the 5k jobs I'll use my 72''

Time is money way the market is I want the most production as I can get

Like today My son and I mowed 7 hrs and made $1200 from 11 lawns we used 2- 72'' mowers on 8 lawns and 1 60'' on the other 3. I haul 3 mowers on my trailer.
I rather have a ZTR but there is times I wish I had a 50'' class WB on some jobs to change up the stripes. The Hustler Trimstar I like for a WB easy to run.

Brands You need pick what you like. What I like you might not.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:21 PM
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Personally is buy a push mower, 32 wb, 52 stander, and a 72 ztr. I think those are the most bang for the buck.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:42 PM
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:47 PM
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Take your gate sizes into consideration. The reason we originally went with 52 over 61 was because a 52 fits through most of our gates. This season we bought a Turf Tiger in 52 for the same reason. When we do our larger properties we just double team them with 2x52s.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:23 AM
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thanks everyone. the gates will hold me back on about half the properties, being about 40 inches, so my 36" is a must. I like the idea of a ztr because sitting down will allow me to relax a little more. landscaping is a very demanding job. yesterday I moved 30,000LBS of dirt by myself. it would be nice if I could just ride around on a mower for a few days a week at least!
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:16 AM
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I have and use a 36 scag and Honda hrx self propelled our yards in Phoenix aren't that huge for a 48 or 52,I have some half acre and 1 acre yards,scag em with no sulky
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:45 AM
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I just bought a velke, let me recommend it to you billscaping. Its worth it and I have only cut 1 small yard . for an acre it will save you ALOT of energy.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:51 AM
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I carry three mowers.
46" Lazer z, 48" walker ghs, 32" ferris hydrocut.
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