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2/2/11: Most Popular Zero Turn Mower On the Market

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Thunderhead, Feb 2, 2011.

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2/2/11: What Brand Mower Do You Prefer Best?

Poll closed Dec 31, 2011.
  1. Ariens

    2 vote(s)
    0.5%
  2. Bad Boy

    8 vote(s)
    2.0%
  3. Bob Cat

    9 vote(s)
    2.3%
  4. Cub Cadet Commercial

    5 vote(s)
    1.3%
  5. Dixie Chopper

    14 vote(s)
    3.5%
  6. Dixon

    3 vote(s)
    0.8%
  7. Exmark

    88 vote(s)
    22.1%
  8. Ferris

    23 vote(s)
    5.8%
  9. Grasshopper

    15 vote(s)
    3.8%
  10. Gravely

    17 vote(s)
    4.3%
  11. Hustler

    37 vote(s)
    9.3%
  12. Husqvarna

    5 vote(s)
    1.3%
  13. John Deere

    29 vote(s)
    7.3%
  14. Kubota

    15 vote(s)
    3.8%
  15. Massey Ferguson

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  16. Scag

    58 vote(s)
    14.6%
  17. Snapper Pro

    6 vote(s)
    1.5%
  18. Toro

    31 vote(s)
    7.8%
  19. Yazoo Kees

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  20. OTHER

    31 vote(s)
    7.8%
  1. Blcs1

    Blcs1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    Had a couple of bobcats and i really like them. seems like if you take care of them, they run a long time.
    Also had a ferris ztr but it seemed like the bobcat's left a better cut.

    i have 16 ferris WB's and i love them

    Should be getting a new scag real soon, maybe two weeks. Anybody like the scag cheetah or have any dislikes about it?
     
  2. vanncann

    vanncann LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 452

    I've been running eXmark's for the last 12 years and have loved them. Have bought 10-12 lazers and navigators, but will NEVER buy eXmarks again. Very pour dealer support and the company has not been very good at doing anything at all. I guess next round I'll be buying a new brand...
     
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    arent there like a million people on this site... and 87 have voted???
     
  4. SnoMower

    SnoMower LawnSite Member
    from NW WI
    Posts: 58

    We run all JD, mostly 737s and they have been great. Durable, low maintenance but our only local dealer is Terrible. I'm considering switching to Hustler. Any input on Hustlers and which model is most similar to the 737?
     
  5. ozarklawns

    ozarklawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    I have used grasshoppers and hustlers as an employee in the past and between the two I chose hustler to start my own business with. EASY to work on and maintain. Descent cut and good accessories. It does not do well in terms of mowing wet grass but what machine does? Also the city I live in exclusively uses hustlers for the parks and recreation dept so I figure they know a thing or two about the business as well. I got my hustler z 60" xr-7 with 25 hrs on it for $6200 off craigslist and a 36' hustler WB for $3000 with sulky with 100 hrs. How could I say no? The twin blade WB is does not provide the quality of cut I would like to desire but it gets the job done in tight quarters. JUST MY OPINION, I am happy with my equipment and the results of my labor. My customers are too.
     
  6. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,038

    14 walkers love them maintenance is easy as it gets once you know what wears out and how long . blow them out and check air filter and oil daily, weekly oil changes lube fittings every other month and change all oils seasonally and thats it . newest unit has 1400 hours oldest has 5000 + (meter broke) hours and besides a engine replacment they are gold. gravely 2760HD z mowers 900 hours no issues alot of others but not favorites
     
  7. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 867

    You should have put husqvarna,dixon,yazoo all in one since they are one.

    I voted husqvarna but I have the dixon version.

    Both the husqvarna pz (dixon dx200/yazoo max3) are awesome.
    7 gauge deck
    Great finish cut
    Huge iron spindels
    Liftime warranty on the deck frame spndel housing
    Suspension seat
    Flat free tires

    New P-zt

    Same as the pz except it has hydro gear 3400 instead of the pumps and wheel motors
    And a different deck.

    You can see pics of mine on my thread "my new pet grizzly bear
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  8. kirkmbrown2001

    kirkmbrown2001 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 265

    Hustler has my vote! Although it has been my first and only mower, The mower is awesome! I have a 52 inch Mini Z and I love it! The smooth trak steering is great for new employees since it isn't "as" touchy as other ZT's I have drove. I love that when you put the steering arms out in the park position, it automatically engages the brakes. A little thing like that really makes a HUGE difference when you do it day in and day out. Plus they have the best warranties in the industry!

    The customer service is by far the best out there! Not only in my dealer awesome, so is corporate! My mower just went out of warranty and my left hydro pump failed. Took it to the dealer and they called corporate and they ended up paying half of parts AND labor when they technically didn't have to pay for anything! They saved me hundreds or even a thousand dollars! After that, I was definetly sold on Hustler!

    In my opinion, Hustler doesn't get as much credit as they deserve. After all, they were the first to create the zero turn back in 1963! Hustler's equipment is also contracted with many federal, state, and local governments including Philladelphia Int. Airport. That says a lot right there.

    I hope to sometime go to Hesston, Kansas and go on their factory tour!

    Below I attached the spec sheet for my Mini Z - Check It Out!!!

    Again, this is all my opinion and I am not bashing any other brands. Just Hustler is my personal preference!
     

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  9. don_don91

    don_don91 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    we own two john deere mowers a 930a and a 910a. these mowers in my opinion are top of the line. to maintain them is very easy and the cutting quality is fantastic. i really love the 930 with the C&C package. it is unexplainable how helpful it really is.
     
  10. kodak mowing

    kodak mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    i got a 152 pro turn commercial gravely with 125 hours,so fair the best commercial mower i have ever operated,but its still smells new,lol
     

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