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Best and Worst w/b- ztr

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wissel_landscaping, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. wissel_landscaping

    wissel_landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 262

    Whats the best and the worst w/b and ztr you have used.

    worst ztr-encore prowler
    worst w/b-ferris 36" belt drive

    best ztr-cub tank m54 (honda)
    best w/b exmark 48" viking (ecs)
  2. howardsells2000

    howardsells2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 355

    I just purchased a Ferris 36" WB with the belt drive. I haven't used it yet. Why is it the worst?
  3. wissel_landscaping

    wissel_landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 262

    i'm sure ferris has made improvements since i last used one, it was the safety's on the handles it would kill my hands within a half hour of use.
  4. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    Anything with the words "Great Dane" on it is junk. :laugh:
  5. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    I will agree with that! Have had great luck with Wright Stander and any lesco walk-behind. It's all in the motor. Kawasaki has always treated me right!!;)
  6. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Posts: 518

    Worst would surely be a Gravely 1844 ZTR homeowner quality. I never owned one before(ZTR) so the dealer recommened it so we bought................BIG MISTAKE. We did run it for 2 years but dumped it right away in the spring after the second season. WAY too many probs. From electrical, hydros, belts, overall steel work(JUNK). I could go on and on , but I did not use it the way it was intended for. :hammerhead:

    Best All of our Deere mowers have performed flawlessly. We are very happy with them and there resale values. And they are very comfortable to!:usflag:
  7. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    Worst - Great Dane 52" Super Super
    Best - My Gravely 260Z and Pro H 1536 walk-behind

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