07 Trimstar 48"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SMALLTIME22, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. SMALLTIME22

    SMALLTIME22 LawnSite Member
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    I Have Been Researching 48-52 W/b's All Year. I Was First Considering A Mid-size Ztr Since I Already Had A 48" And 34" W/b (both Belt Drive)
    However, Due To The Fact That I'm Part Time And Sit At A Desk All Day I Have Decided To Step Up To A Hydro W/b And Wait To See How Business Is Next Year Before I Pay 7k To Sit Down And Cruise Twice As Fast.
    With Price Being A Factor I Have Eliminated Exmark And Scag But Am Still Considering Toro, Gravely And Hustler
    I Have Not Yet Demoed But Will Be Meeting A Hustler Rep Tomorrow And Am Supposed To Be Picking Up A Toro On Monday. Gravely On The Other Hand Has Not Been Able To Locate A Demo Anywhere Closer Than Pa Which Is Unfortunate B/c I Like Their 52" Pro-steer.
    So I Guess Im Down To The Hustler And The Toro.
    Price Aside, I Know The Toro Is A Better Mower In Almost Every Aspect. I Like The T-bar, Turbo Force, Toro Sulky, Etc.
    The Hustler Is Questionable To Me For 4 Reasons: 1. Izt Trans, 2. No Anti Scalp Rollers To Outside Or Rear Of Deck, 3. The Fact That A Local Dealer Is Willing To Unload A 2007 Trimstar New For 3900.00, 4. 11 Gauge Deck And Issues I Have Read About Here And There
    Toros Prices Are Considerably Higher. Of Course Right Around Exmark But A Little Less In My Area. If I Can Recall, The T2 Floating Deck 48 W/ 17 Kaw Was Over 5500.00 Easy
    So Now My Question, Should I Just Pick Up The Trimstar Due To Price? If I Knew For A Fact I Was Getting A Ztr Next Yr Then I Would Definately Go For It. But Assuming That This Will Be My Main Mower For The Next 2-3 Yrs What Do You All Think? The Toro Seems Great But Over 5500.00? - I Can Get A Gravely 148xdz Ztr For 6300.00?
    I Am Waiting To Demo Before I Make My Final Decision But I Kinda Feel Like My Mind Is Already Made Up On The Trimstar 48" Simply Due To How Cheap I Can Get One
    I Have Approx 25 Accounts Which I Do All The Cutting: Mostly Residential But A Few 2+ Acres - My Legs Are Getting Tired
    **unless You Guys Have Some Strong Input To Put Me In Another Direction Or A Gravely Rep Who Can Demo A W/b Near Cleveland, Oh**

    Please Let Me Know What U All Think
     
  2. Affordable RS

    Affordable RS LawnSite Member
    from C FL
    Posts: 21

    I was looking at the Trimstar for awhile but #1 and #2 killed it for me. Kinda sad because I like Hustler. I didn't know about #3 and #4, Thanks! If I was going to spend that much on a WB now, I think I would consider the Wright Stander RH.

    -JT
     
  3. freedm2

    freedm2 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 192

    You could check out the new Better Outdoor Products Dually. Its not listed on the site yet. Search on Lawnsite and you can ready about them now.

    Not a big fan of the Hustler due to the sealed hydro units. Pretty expensive mower for those cheap hydro's. Better uses the same thing but is about 1500 less I believe.
     
  4. JimQ

    JimQ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,139

    The Trimstar is IZT based. Hydro-Gear has phased out IZTs. I would be willing to bet this is the last year for the Trimstar in it's current configuration. My guess would be pumps and wheel motors for the coming year.

    Q
     
  5. freedm2

    freedm2 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 192

    More likely ZT2800. They might still support the same bolt pattern.
     
  6. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't know anything about the two mowers you describe so will defer to others here...

    BUT, you may want to consider the new Quick dually coming out soon. $3K to $4K fully equipped:)
     
  7. SMALLTIME22

    SMALLTIME22 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 114

    3900.00 Is High For A Hydro 48" With A Floating Deck And 17hp Kaw?
     
  8. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
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    $3900 is what a 17/48 hydro walk should cost. The other companies are putting too much into theirs and cost is getting ridiculous. Ferris is over $6,000 last I checked for a 19/48 hydro walk when you can get a 21/48 is1500 rider for the same price (they were even under $6000 on promo last year).
     
  9. freedm2

    freedm2 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 192

    Sorry - I was talking about list price. $3900 seems good!

    I just picked up a brand new ZTR, Everride Hornet 23HP Kaw and 52" deck for $4500. It's probably a bit more commercial than the unit you are looking at.
     
  10. freedm2

    freedm2 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 192

    The only problem is they have residential-spec EZT tranny's. Still should last a long time though.
     

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