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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by waldo98998, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. waldo98998

    waldo98998 LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 7

  2. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    Why would we...we are professionals and that is clearly a homeowner product
  3. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    ya here's a thought.......run away!!!! After catching breath and regaining senses go to nearest COMMERCIAL quality equipment dealer and shop there.
  4. trent515

    trent515 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    Though I am hardly an expert at commercial mowing, I have had my share of experiences with Craftsman mowers, most of which has been fixing them. I go in Sears often and have had a chance to look at this particular mower, and compared to ANY commercial mower, even most ANY residential mower, this mower looks very cheap and is not that well-built. If you are looking at a Craftsman rider for your own use, you'd be better served with a standard model with a non-Briggs engine. Just my two cents worth.
  5. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 976

    Or better yet why don't you put your money toward a commercial w/b with sulkie?
  6. Adam3669

    Adam3669 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 311

    AKA Crapsman
  7. Tom c.

    Tom c. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 218

    Ive had 1 craftsman mower in my life and will never buy one again. I always thought there stuff was reputable and I was wrong. repairs ,service was horrible too. Go to a reputable local dealer youll be better off itll be money well spent and youll get better service. Youll spend a few bucks more now but will be happier later. "YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR"
  8. yrdandgardenhandyman

    yrdandgardenhandyman LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 953

    I always say, "You buy cheap, you get cheap."
  9. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    If you want something like that, look at either a encore 34z, a gravley 34z or the new exmark phazer! Run far far far away from sear and their lawn and garden equipment and never never look back! Price isn't everything! Go to a dealer and get a better machine with a better reputation, and better service and support! You buy Sh*t, you are going to get Sh@t!!
  10. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Wow, could they have used smaller rear tires on that thing??? The front caster tires are nearly the same size as the rears!

    If you are dead set on a cheap ztr I'd look into a cub cadet or a toro time cutter. The small ones look flimsy but the larger (50") models actually don't look too bad. And I do mean look, iv'e never even been on the seat of one of them.

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