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144z with 17 or 19?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RedWingsDet, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    im serisouly planning on buying a Z this next few weeks, im demoing a 144z 17hp on thursday.

    should i get a 17hp 144z - $4999

    a 19hp 144z no computer $5599

    or a 19hp 144z with computer $5899

    or should i go with a 34z? or a wb?
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    now that im thinking... maybe i should just get a 34z all together to cut down on costs. because a 44 might be to big for some. but i dont know, its a real tough desicion
  3. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Posts: 835

    Go for the 44, everyone always starts off with the small stuff and then gets larger because they realize bigger equipment = higher efficeiency = greater profits. If you plan on growing get the 19hp 144z with comp. Spend more now because a year down the line you will be happy you did. There is always 21" for properties that it wont fit on, but a 36" takes a loooong time on the bigger properties. Its not just 8 inches wider, because when you figure in overhand and such, it can be around 20% more efficient.
  4. soccerlawn

    soccerlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 380

    definetly go with the 44" inch and I would strongly suggest getting a 19 hp.
  5. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,180

    i havnt had any problems with my 19 horse on the same mower. It am sure glad that i got 19 with mine. 17 just doesnt seem like it would "cut" it.

    go with the eye-q system...i do believe that is what your reffering to when you say computer. That thing looks sweet

  6. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    19 hp 44" w/computer
    and that's all i have to say about that

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