Craftsman "Professional" ZTR

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TomberLawn, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Now, don't pick on me yet, I'm not about to buy one. I just wondered if anybody had seen these in Sears lately. 52", 26hp Briggs ELS, $6299. I think that is a bit pricey for a mower with no commercial history. If it was just under $5000, I could see some part-timers getting one, but you can get a brand-name commercial mower for less than $6300. I wonder who is manufacturing this mower for Craftsman. Any ideas?

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  2. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thats expensive for a cheap person
     
  3. sikagrass

    sikagrass LawnSite Member
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    Havent seen one of those yet but I saw the WB they had. About 1100 dollars for it.
     
  4. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    Walkbehinds are becomeing like Dino's, I have mine in storage, research shows they cause fatigue & increased injuries, Quoted from Workmen Comp Claim Data.
     
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    It kinda looks like a Black Rock, Landscaper Supply type of Chinese import. Both of those companies were "importing" ZTRs a while back. It might be that someone dusted off the prints and slapped the Craftsman name on them. I'm probably wrong.
     
  6. 1080p

    1080p LawnSite Member
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    I have heard that craftsman is coming out with a "pro" series line. Talked to my local rep for various product and that got brought up.

    He said that the same manufactor of the Lesco brand is in the mix.

    nothing like competition to keep the prices in check
     
  7. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I too think that its a copy of the Black Rock ZTR. Strange they put the deck lift peddal on the left side.
     
  8. Green King

    Green King LawnSite Senior Member
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    It is a bobcat!
     
  9. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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  10. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Don't flame me down. For res. use only, there tractors have always held up OK. After cutting with a 36"WB all day, the last thing I want to do is use that for my 2 acres that need mowed. My tractor is over 5 years old and never has been to the shop once. I don't know about the other stuff but Craftsman tractors are a good piece of equipment for res. use.
     

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