Help me decide

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by butlermower, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. butlermower

    butlermower LawnSite Member
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    Here are some prices on some ZTR mowers I am looking at,whats the best one ??? TORO Z453 23/52 $6400 FERRIS IS1500 21/48 $5725 SCAG TIGER CUB 19/48 $6500 All are Kawie engines
     
  2. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
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    to me it would be hard to say.i got a deere for $5950 with 19/48.the only good dealer close to me.
     
  3. grant087

    grant087 LawnSite Member
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    i would go with the toro z453 because thats what i have and i love it....it throws the best stripes without a stripping kit, i got mine for 6000 out the door though
     
  4. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Having good dealer support is critical to your business. Ask how long you will be without equipment when being repaired, do commercial customers take priority over residential? Loaners? Price breaks? How long have they been dealers for the brand your looking at. Do they automatically submit your serial numbers to the manufactures(mine does and I think that is great)

    What I buy has a lot to do with what is sold at my favorite dealer.


    Oh Just looking at the numbers you posted I would choose the Ferris, best power to blade size. But more importantly, DEMO all three, its a really big purchase. The winner will be your income source, and cost you some big money up-front, so choose wisely.
     
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    The Toro sounds like the best deal to me!
     
  6. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Toros are great mowers!!!
     
  7. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would demo all of them and see which one feels the best with handling,cutting and performance because all mowers feel different to everyone so id get the one that feels right for you.
     
  8. mountianview

    mountianview LawnSite Member
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    my dealer quoted $ 6200 on the 07 19 kaw 48 in hope his price holds seems like a deal to me.the 23 kohler was special order ? at $ 6800.both 07 s.
     
  9. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Alamia.com has the 453 Toro for $6200.00 and free shipping. I would buy the Toro they are great mowers and thats all I run and have been using Toro's for over 15yrs and they haven't let me down.
     
  10. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
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    listen to grn mtn, he has it right, forget brand, find a dealer who will take care of you when things break, even if his price is $1000 more, build the relationship. all mowers are going to work about the same, each has one or two different little things that sets them apart. youve had about one person say each one is the best, obviously they are all good
     

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