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34" ztr worth it?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by doubleedge, May 22, 2008.

  1. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Posts: 912

    The only reason i would want a ztr over a walk behind is that I bag almost everything. Walker is out of the question too, because the dealer isn't good. It needs to fit through gates, also. I was looking at the Dixon 34" black bear untill I looked at a post in the pictures forum. The cut looked pretty good, but people said that it was stupid to buy it for small properties. Any advise?
     
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    get w/b wit a bagger
     
  3. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Posts: 912

    Aren't those little side baggers inconvienant? Do they bag as well as a impeller assisted ztr?
     
  4. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 758

    You bag? Why?
     
  5. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,103

    They are not good on hills but other than that I will run circles around a 36" walk behind. If you get a 34" ZTR then go Gravely or dont even bother. We have 1 whole postage stamp sized lawn that we bag. We have a grass gobbler for the 34Z.
     
  6. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    Dont get the exmark 34" they just didn't get it rught with these machines
     
  7. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Posts: 912

    There are no gravely dealers around me that I know of. I mostly bag because I think it looks nicer, and I will use it to bag after dethatching.
     
  8. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    I beg to differ, I love my Phazer and would buy another in a heart beat. The Phazer combined with an Accelerator GCEX catcher is a great little combo, the 19HP Kawi has way more power than you'll ever need. I've taken it through grass that was thick and almost 12" high in places and the motor never bogged down.
     
  9. Danielslawnservice

    Danielslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 412

    i demoed a phazer and loved it! ive heard the bobcat "FastCat" is pretty good too.... toro makes a 34" too
     
  10. Leisure Time Lawn Care

    Leisure Time Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    I have a 34 phazer and love it. I am thinking of selling my 34 walk-behind. It always stays on the trailer.
     

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