Exmark Hp Or As

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SERRICO, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. SERRICO

    SERRICO LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 94

    Need to buy 52" ztr this weekend.
    Will be used on some of my vacant lot accounts.
    Grass will be averaging 1 - 3 ft high. Size ranging from .75 acre to 10 acres.
    I'm struggling between ZHP versue Z advange series.
    Any comment?
     
  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Why are you going for a 52" ZTR for these properties?

    This is Bush-Hog work.

    In any event, I'd go with the BIGGEST deck you can (Longer blades = more capacity) and the highest HP you can.

    At this point the New 60" Lazer XS with the 31hp engine is top Dog for power/inch.
     
  3. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,426

    I have a 60" 23hp Lazer Z AS. Not enough power for that tall of grass. 23 hp is all you can get in the AS series. Great mower for 8" grass but not 1-3 ft grass. Get some horse power.
     
  4. shortgut

    shortgut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    ONLY THING THAT WILL STAND UP TO THAT KIND ofgrass is a SCAGS SABER TOOTH TIGHER WITH A DAHATSU 31 HP DIESEL
    BETTER TOO MANY HORSES UNDER THE HOOD THAN NOT ENOUGH
     
  5. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 727

    Get the 52/23 hp combo as I cut a 2 acre lot every other week with a foot tall grass and my HP does really good .
     
  6. joe2106

    joe2106 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 214

    Some of my best friends build these machines and I was going to get an HP as well, but they convinced me to spend the extra 1000 for the lazer. The AS is about the same but 52 is the largest deck...pry spend the cash and get a lazer..cause it will get through it for sure.
    Joe
     

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