60" Exmark Laser Z or 52" Wright Sentar

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Krehling's Prop. Maint., Aug 6, 2006.

  1. Krehling's Prop. Maint.

    Krehling's Prop. Maint. LawnSite Member
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    Here's the situation, I have 2 exmark walk behinds a 48" hydro and a 36" belt, im looking to buy another peice of equipment, i have a deal on a used exmark 60" Laser Z with a kohler 23 hp with 60 hours for $6700 ( no tax) or a new 52" Wright Sentar with a 23 hp kawasaki for $7100 (plus tax) what do you guys prefer for: comfort, efficiency, manuverability, and reliabilty? any and all input is appreciated
     
  2. jplawnservice2005

    jplawnservice2005 LawnSite Member
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    Exmark all the way
     
  3. Stripe This

    Stripe This LawnSite Member
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    I don't have any Wrights, but own 3 Exmark ZTRs....I think you can figure out which way I would go.
     
  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd buy the eXmark between those two since it's a full size Lazer Z.

    The price for it used seems steep to me though...
    Especially considering it's a 23hp...

    I hope side discharging is all you do.
    I'm sure the person selling or who traded it in did so due to lack of power.

    You can buy a NEW 60" Lesco like I have for that.
     
  5. Krehling's Prop. Maint.

    Krehling's Prop. Maint. LawnSite Member
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    the exmark runs $9200 new and the place that I am buying it from has one of those non profit organization deals where they buy a new mower every year and sell it for the same price they buy it for, the thing is pretty much brand new, 60 hours is nothing on one of those
     
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    $9,200... for the 27/60 yes, for the 23... no.

    Every year I see them advertised around 7K and under later on in the year like this when the dealers are coming up on the end of their floor plan deals.

    I'm not telling you not to buy that one though.
    Just saying I thought the price was a little high.
    I didn't realize a non-profit was selling it when I said that though.
    I'd believe $6,700 is what they paid for it a year ago, and 60 hours is nothing.
     
  7. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
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    60 " with 23 koh? your cut will suffer when dealing with overgrown lawns. I heard lots of bad news on that 23 koh, riddled with problems.
     
  8. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
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    I would go with the Lazer Z.

    If it was a Stander and not the Sentar I would say get that instead, but in my opinion the Exmark is the better machine with the only downside being the engine, which is without a doubt underpowered.
     
  9. Krehling's Prop. Maint.

    Krehling's Prop. Maint. LawnSite Member
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    i found a yazoo kees 60" with a 24 hp honda twin for $6900, what do you guys think about that engine?
     
  10. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    That engine is FINE... however, the pile it is mounted to is not.
     

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