Bushhog brand ZTR's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ccl, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. ccl

    ccl LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Posts: 50

    Wondering if anyone here has had any experience with these mowers? Looking at their website it seems like they are a pretty well built mower. Some of the info I got from the website:

    Standard Sus. Seat
    Available 28hp efi motor
    7 gauge fabricated deck 5 1/2" deep deck
    18,500fpm Blade Tip Speed
    Wide discharge opening
    pivoting front axle
    Hydrogear pumps and parker wheel motors/ doesn't state the size of the pumps, probably 10L or 12L
    3 yr warranty 3rd year parts only

    thats just some of the info I got, I know that doesn't amount to much without actually demoing one, but seems like it would be a mower worth taking a look at. Anyway if anybody has any experience with them I'd appreciate some feedback.
     
  2. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have one. I bought it used. It is a very well built machine. It comes standard with lights so you can mow at night if you ever feel the need. I would suggest you demo one and see if you like it. You will be very happy with it as I have had no issues with mine. It leaves a nice cut and is very powerful.
    Hope this helps!:usflag:
     
  3. ccl

    ccl LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Posts: 50

    [jmurphy]
    [I have one. I bought it used. It is a very well built machine. It comes standard with lights so you can mow at night if you ever feel the need. I would suggest you demo one and see if you like it. You will be very happy with it as I have had no issues with mine. It leaves a nice cut and is very powerful.]

    How's the clipping dispersal? Do you ever have to double cut because of stringers? How's it do on hills? I forgot about the standard light kit, I never mow in the dark, but it's still nice to have. Do you happen to know what size the hydro pumps are? I was also looking at what's new for '07 and there showing a top speed of 14 mph, I also noticed that they added a steel reinforcment all the way around the edge of the deck.
     
  4. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Mine is a few years old so things may have changed but mine disperses clippings very well,and I never have to double cut due to stringers. Im not sure as to the size of the pumps.
     
  5. MattsMowing3535

    MattsMowing3535 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does anyone know what an average price is for one of the bushhogs. 52'+ deck with that 28EFI? Just wondering becuse I've heard there nice but I think I also heard there price's were higher.
     
  6. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i priced a 20/44 at the deere house today and it was 4200.
     
  7. ccl

    ccl LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Posts: 50

    [MattsMowing3535]
    [Does anyone know what an average price is for one of the bushhogs. 52'+ deck with that 28EFI? Just wondering becuse I've heard there nice but I think I also heard there price's were higher]

    I don't think they make a 52" deck, I believe it's a 55" deck from looking at their web site. As far as price I don't have any idea, but I can't imagine that they would be as high as the Exmarks, Scags etc., I'm going to try and find a dealer close to me and get a price and maybe a demo.
     
  8. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah they have a 52" deck. Its an older model but I have one.
     
  9. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Worst riding mower I've ever been on. It would jar every bone in your body compared to other ZTR's. But it was heavy built but a rattle trap. Felt like everything was loose. Cut just OK. Scalps on hills due to the pivoting front end. Jut my 2 cents. It would be at the bottom of my list of mowers. Underside of deck not very impressive, like the name says it's basically a bush hog.
     
  10. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have seen them at my Deere Dealer as well. I thought they "looked" kinda cheap. Yes, I paid more for the Deere I bought, but I feel like it was alot more machine with proven reliability. I cannot really comment any more than that as I never demoed it but from what I have seen in the machine I was not impressed.
     

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