cub cadet ztr from TSC...Commercial use?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by amarino, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. amarino

    amarino LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 25

    Saw a 50" ztr Cb Cadet at tractor supply co today. Only $2999, but I think it is NOT for commercial use. The CC web site lists it as "residential".

    Anyone use one of these commercially?
     
  2. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 492

    stay away.... its homeowner stuff
     
  3. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    HECK YEAH THEY ARE COMMERCIAL USE MACHINES!
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    They use them in the commercials to try and make people believe they are going to be buying something that is a good product. So, they are a commercial machine.
     
  4. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    It might hold up for the first year, but after that expect problems.
     
  5. amarino

    amarino LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 25

    Thanks...thats what I thought. Since my budget is around $3000 I will probably go with something used like a exmark or scag 52" a few years old.
     
  6. BCFLawnLandscape

    BCFLawnLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 333

    Won't hold up through your first year. Better off to go used!
     
  7. sporter96

    sporter96 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Seem like Cub May have a reasonably price Commercial Line. I don't know anything about These, but take look at this:


    Model # : M50-KHS TANK
    Price: $4,999.00

    http://www.cubcadetcommercial.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/category1_10401_17504_33803_Y_-1
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    Professional grade Kohler® Command® V-Twin OHV engine provides the strength for year after year of tough, reliable power and durability.
    50" floating, 13-gauge stamped deck and 9 mph forward travel speed (4 mph reverse) lets you get the job done quickly.
    Dual 5-gallon fuel tank provide for longer running time and increased productivity
    Fully welded steel frame provides increased strength.
    Integrated Dual Hydro-Gear™ ZT2 w/oil reservoir for cooler running temperatures which results in increased durability and smoother operation.
    3-way adjustable lap bars for individualized ft and comfort.
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  8. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    Now see, why even waste time in your specs saying that you have a Fully welded steel frame, when in the same specs you put that you have a thin steel stamped deck. I'm sorry, but in my mind, if the deck is a stamped deck and not a seamless welded deck, with at least a 10 gauge top and a 7 gauge side.. it's not going to stand up the same.
     
  9. True Cut Lawn Maintenance

    True Cut Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 418

    So youre saying that Deere's stamped decks arent going to hold up either??
     
  10. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    Deere's decks hold up as good if not better than any fabricated deck because they are stamped from thick 7 guage steel verses the cub's thin 13 guage steel deck. The M50 is not really a commercial machine even though they say it is. Its more of a high end residential. The M48's and all the other M series are commercial grade mowers.
     

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