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Old 08-11-2014, 10:38 AM
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Would this be bettr than used?

Im sort of looking for a "sit down" mower, and all only thing I find used is overpriced junk.

So would a mower like this last at least 5 years at 200 hours per year, it has ZT hydros which seem too be ok.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/stor...ero-turn-mower

Ive looked at other mowers and definitely don't will not go over 8000$, but Im sort of wanting to go the cheaper route.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:12 AM
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I think you are crazy to buy one of those for our line of work. But that is just my opinion. I'm sure know enough about mowers to find a good used commercial mower. Might take some time but I think it would be worth it.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:15 AM
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IMO no way that mower makes 5yr/1k hours. 6mph forward speed seems not very efficient either. If you have 8k to work with you should be able to find something good eventually.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:31 AM
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I wouldn't use that.. Husqvarna has some entry level commercial mowers for 4600 have 3100 hydrostatic transmissions check those out.. Husqvarna mz5225 is the entry level they have a new model now called the mzt check those out to there are a step up from the mz and cost about 5300.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:51 AM
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Not everyone wants nor needs a high dollar mower to make a living in this business. Most machines if maintained and not abused will last a long time. I say go for it Larry if it fits your needs. At least a new one you know it has not been abused.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:51 AM
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There are plenty mowers you can buy that are commercial and under 8k. I would stay far away from that thing.
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:11 PM
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Those Husqvarna look nice for the price. 1yr commercial warranty it looks like also. If it was me I would call about this beast that was just listed in your area to see what it is about. No pic or hours so might be junk, but worth a phone call

http://gadsden.craigslist.org/grd/4605072510.html
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:36 PM
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There are plenty mowers you can buy that are commercial and under 8k. I would stay far away from that thing.
I agree completely.


For instance- you can get ba JD 915B for your budget at most dealers. It's leaps and bounds better than that thing at TSC.
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:39 PM
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Ive been looking for a good used ZTR for years, and 5000$ gets you junk, at least around here.

I can get a new 72" Snapper for 8000 or a 60" for 6000. Those are also using EZT hydros.

I will say the the 3400$ Bad Boy look pretty darn good for the money.

Im also trying to "eningeer" a seat for my Toro Grandstand.
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:54 PM
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Snapper Pro mowers are excellent machines, especially for the money.
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