48" Z owners

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Fire/Grass, May 28, 2004.

  1. Fire/Grass

    Fire/Grass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    I'm looking to upgrade to a Z. I hear alot of people talking about trim side on the 48" deck being minimal. I'm only doing residentual lawns. So to you owners of the 48" decks. Do you find it to be a problem? Or is the extra 4" on a 52" worth the extra money?

  2. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    What kind of Z are you looking to get??? I have a 48" on my Walker and its great for the smaller residentials, but a 52" or 60" would be awsome for open areas. My next one will be bigger than 48" so I can have the best of both worlds.
  3. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 922

    I have a 60 and a 48 Exmark ztr. The 48 has little on the trim side. I would buy a 52 if it fits your lawns.
  4. Teff's Lawn & Snow

    Teff's Lawn & Snow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    We have been real happy with our Exmark Lazer Z Hp 48", we got a good price on a demo model other wise we would have went with a bigger deck.
  5. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    I have a 48'' lazer hp and I love it. My next purchase will be a 52 or 60'' just so I have something larger for the open areas. For now, the 48'' does just fine
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Have a look at this, most trim side of any 48" ZTR on both sides of the deck. Discharge side, mulch kit installed....

  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Trim is 2-3" on both sides. Here is a shot of the trim side.....

  8. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,220

    Seams like with that narrow of a stance it would not be very stable on hills?
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Seeming and being are two different things though. Believe me and ask anyone, if it wasn't stable I wouldn't own it. Matter of fact it's the most stable zero turn I have ever been on period. Proportionately, it is set up more stable and balanced than most mowers. The center of gravity is VERY low. The rear track width and the wheel base are about equal/square.

    Another way to look at it is this... Yeah maybe it might be easier to actually turn over than say a big wide 60" but that certainly does not mean the 60' will even handle that caliber of hill in the first place.

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