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Help Fast! Which ZTR? Snapper or Exmark

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by huntingfool, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. huntingfool

    huntingfool LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Need help! Money in my pocket, ready to buy, and the grass is starting to grow.

    I am looking for a ZTR for residential use on about 3 to 4 acres. Kind of rough areas in spots, have a decent grade hill to climb in one spot also. In front, have some trees and will run over some small limbs.

    I've looked at a lot of different ZTR's and am thinking about the following two....

    Snapper 21HP Kawasaki 52" deck $6,400
    Exmark Lazor Z 20hp Kohler 52" deck $6,400

    I think the snapper has a 3 year warranty for residential use.

    Any advice is helpful
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    MY Vote!

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  3. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    Go with the Exmark would be my advice. Demo both if you can.
  4. leprechaun_50

    leprechaun_50 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    Demo both and make your choice as to which will meet your needs. Also think about service and support. I have as one of my mowers a 61" Snapper with a 25hp Kohler and I love it. The joystick control is the best.
  5. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    Demo both...But I personally would buy Exmark over Snapper, but Toro over Exmark..
  6. CBB

    CBB LawnSite Member
    from MS/LA
    Posts: 147

    why Toro over Exmark? Just curious.
  7. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    Its just a personal thing for me, we've just always run Toro

    HOWARD JONES LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    Toro has a different deck than Exmark but the same chassis (Toro bought Exmark a few years ago) - the differences in deck are: Toro: "Super Flow System" grass clippings are not processed blade-to-blade but out around front, spindles are greasable cast iron and tapered roller bearings. Exmark: a bit more like mulching design with clippings going blade-to-blade, spindles are sealed aluminum ball-bearing. I chose Toro because it seemed to be more traditional commercial design but I have not seen bad comments about the Exmark design, which would be much less maintenance and I believe the cut is a bit better.

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