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Old 03-12-2005, 11:06 PM
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Thoughts on cheaper Zero Turns

I currently have only walk behinds (Scag and Exmark) but would like to purchase a Zero Turn this year. I have been looking at used Exmarks but I'm trying to keep the cost down. I was in Sears today and saw a Craftsman Zero Turn, 50" deck, 22 HP on sale for $2699. It doesn't look as strong as a Exmark but it sure is cheaper. I can't find anything on its top speed and I would hate to buy something like this and regret it. I guess I could always take it back if I didn't like it. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:17 PM
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you would be better of burning your 2,600. You would still be out the cash either way but if you burned it you would have less aggravation...
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:21 PM
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>>>I was in Sears today and saw a Craftsman Zero Turn, 50" deck, 22 HP on sale for $2699<<



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Old 03-12-2005, 11:33 PM
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If you are looking for a cheap zero turn you'd be better off getting something like this. http://shopnow.secureonlinecart.com/...&store_id=1016. Better than getting a crapsman mower.
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:37 PM
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you would be better of burning your 2,600. You would still be out the cash either way but if you burned it you would have less aggravation...
Nice!!

I agree completely.
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:44 PM
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You could also check out Lesco, I don't know what models they have that would fit your needs, and I wouldn't call them cheap, but more cost effective i guess, and always remember... you get what you pay for.
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:53 PM
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You say you currently have a Scag and an Exmark,

If you want a Z, then do not be intimidated by the '"fear factor" in purchasing your next mower. Why would you NOT consider a new Scag or Exmark Z? I would like to know. Don't be mislead by what you see out there...I could go on...cheaper is....well, cheaper...
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:58 PM
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You get what you pay for...it might be a little more expensive now, but when it's still running great years from now, you ll be glad you got a NICE model, not one from Sears. I strongly suggest you get a commercial grade mower!
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Old 03-13-2005, 12:24 AM
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I currently have only walk behinds (Scag and Exmark) but would like to purchase a Zero Turn this year. I have been looking at used Exmarks but I'm trying to keep the cost down. I was in Sears today and saw a Craftsman Zero Turn, 50" deck, 22 HP on sale for $2699. It doesn't look as strong as a Exmark but it sure is cheaper. I can't find anything on its top speed and I would hate to buy something like this and regret it. I guess I could always take it back if I didn't like it. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Please refer to the recent thread titled something about "Scrub or Pro" and it had a list.
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Old 03-13-2005, 05:39 AM
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With the Craftsman they'll let you bring it back if you don't like it, even after 30 days. However, I've managed to break most of their products before 30 days. I'd look at something with a little more to it.
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