Comments please on ztr decision

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by milly, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. milly

    milly LawnSite Member
    from East TN
    Posts: 3

    I'm trying to decide between 2 ztrs for residential use only. I'll be mowing 4 acres per week that is very bumpy and some hills. I've narrowed it down to the Hustler Fastrac 20/52 and the Snapper 450 Z. The Hustler has a much stronger frame and a 52 in deck and 4 year warranty vs. 2 yr. for Snapper. The Snapper has separate hydros and pumps where the Hustler has IZT integrated transmission. The Snapper has 48 in. deck and 21 hp Briggs. Prices are within $50. My main concern is durability. I'd like to use this mower for 10-15 years. My question is are the separate hydros on the Snapper worth going to a weaker frame? Should I expect a longer life out of them than the IZT's? Open to any suggestions.

    Thanks
     
  2. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    Hustler is a sponser on the board might post it there,we have no hustler or snapper here i have saw a lot of good comment on hustler.
     
  3. dfischer

    dfischer LawnSite Member
    from Il
    Posts: 114

    very bumpy? Which one has bigger tires?

    Isn't snapper a ferris clone (mostly). Maybe a Ferris w/suspension instead?
     
  4. WREBELMACHINE

    WREBELMACHINE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    I would tend to lean towards the hustler.
     

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