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Old 04-12-2014, 02:47 PM
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Opinion for Best ZTR for Hills

I had a Scag Tiger Cub. It was a great mower but not too great for hills. What's the opinion for the best ZTR for hills in southern, middle TN?
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Old 04-12-2014, 02:53 PM
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:03 PM
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Well I have not tried every ztr on the market, nobody has. That being said I like the scag turf tiger. It's big, it's wide, heavy with a low center of gravity.
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:28 PM
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My 72 Hustler XR7 is by far the best one I have had, a 72 being so wide will slide and not flip. The older Super was 200 pounds lighter and lower than the newer model but not made as well.

But for steep Grades the new Hustler HD has by far the most heavy duty drive train for steep inclines.
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Old 04-12-2014, 04:05 PM
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I cut a couple of lawns, including my own, that are pretty steep and my mower slid several times. I was mainly wanting to know which mowers, based on owner experience, seem to stick to the hills best. I know the scag turf tiger has a low center of gravity and the gas tank position helps. Just wanted more opinions since my scag dealer is almost two hours away now.
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Old 04-12-2014, 04:58 PM
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I had a 61 TT and it was no match for either of my Super Z's, the TT sat higher and was heavier. A good mower however. Tires has alot to do with it but as stated a 72 will not flip as easy as a 60. if you put real grippy tires on then it can flip easier rather than slid so just letting you know.

My 72 can attack stuff you can hardly mow with a 36 WB hydro and this is with regular turf tires, when wet however forget it it slides to the bottom like a rock.
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:22 PM
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My Great Dane 52" stander will hang like a billy goat on most hills. You just have to shift your weight on the tires.
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:02 PM
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OutLawn is right when it comes to mowing hills the Standers are the way to go. They'll hold a hill better than any ztr.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:02 PM
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OutLawn is right when it comes to mowing hills the Standers are the way to go. They'll hold a hill better than any ztr.
Neither my Great Dane or JD stander could approach my Super 72 on a hill, most of it may have been the smaller tires.. The thing I like about a stander is you can jump off.

The newer standers like the Bad Boy do have full size Z tires.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:17 PM
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Wright Sport/Sentar...

Here is a YouTube video showing how good it really handles hills.

0:29 and 4:07 are where you want to pay extra close attention,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWmzOmokCJU
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