32" Zero Turn For Mowing Small Lawns

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Porcupine Lawn and Snow, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes I'm going to stick to my point of a Zero-Turn and the RZ3016 has a Briggs Engine which I don't like besides the Vanguards... The Toro 32" has a Toro Premium engine since 2012 but my dealer has one with a 15hp Kohler from 2011 (the first year the 32" model came out)

    There's no way I'm gonna pay $7,500 for a Stand-On being a 32" (Unless it was covered in gold LOL!!) Like I mentioned before. Thanks!
     
  2. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    No Dixon dealers around here and I like the Snapper I'll have to see about that. I could probably forget that it's a Briggs if the mower is good to me :)
     
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  3. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. twomancrew

    twomancrew LawnSite Senior Member
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    So I don't hear it later from you, the smaller Z is terrible early morning and when even slightly wet. Also clover in the shade will have enough moisture in it that you will spin. Forget going up hills that are clover covered. I would still choose to sit over standing any day, I want you to be as informed as I can help you to be. Also the smaller cheap Zs have dirt cheap tires on them and that doesn't help the cause at all. I do not have an answer as to what is good and what is bad. Also I bought the Toro new last year and I don't wanna be biased. It was what I thought to be the best value under 10K. I drove all I could before I bought. The big gasser Deere was 14K but it was so awesome I cannot put into words. If Deere had 0% I would have gone for it too.
     
  5. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm weighing my options right now because everyone has gave me more choices than I originally had. Because now I have a 34" commercial, 33" residental, 30" residental, and a 32" residental to choose between.. I'm going to start researching what will be the best fit for me. Keep these suggestions coming!!
     
  6. stonny9

    stonny9 LawnSite Member
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    Everyone is mentioning rutting. That can be reduced with slightly wider tires. There was a thread on the gravely ztr that was informative. Could have been the same thread but there was a review and talkj about wider tires that barely cleared the frame.
     
  7. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think the tires are the widest point on the husky, so wider tires will equate to a wider machine, limiting gate access some more.

    Lowering tire pressure might be the best bet.
     
  8. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah but sometimes it's risky to lower the tire pressure because if you don't do it right you can mess up your mower by scalping because these 32-34" Z's don't have anti scalp wheels.

    So if that is the case then you'll just push mow or not mow at all :p
     
  9. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yea good point! However you should be able to compensate by raising the deck height. It your pitch is thrown off, then with any luck the pitch will be adjustable. Or you could go as far as to add anti scalpers.

    If theres one thing Ive learnt, manus don't make a perfect mower for everyone, so modifying has become a necessity.
     
  10. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes!! I will not mow when wet at all, no matter what. Good night!
    Keep the suggestions coming!!
     

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