Help selecting a ZT Mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 4ngoods, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. 4ngoods

    4ngoods LawnSite Member
    from LA
    Posts: 10

    Hello, I'm in the market on buying a ztr, I have seen many brands and it seems that they all have what I'm looking for. Here are the ones I pick, they not on order of preferrence maybe yall can tell me the pros and cons of each mower. Thanks in advance

    -Exmark phazer 34" w/19 hp kawasaki engine
    -Dixon Black Bear 34" w/18 hp kohler engine
    -Dixie Chopper 34" w/22 hp Generac engine not to familiar with those engines.

    I want a small ztr to get into the back yards.

    Ed
     
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    I have a New Holland with a 38" cut. i love it. it fits through some of your larger gates. If I had to choose between the three you posted I would go with the Dixie Chopper.
     
  3. 4ngoods

    4ngoods LawnSite Member
    from LA
    Posts: 10

    Help me out here people, I know a lot of yall have these small riders if you have other brand name and you think is better then the ones I have on here please let me know.

    Ed
     
  4. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    I would get the Dixon.
     
  5. gilatplc

    gilatplc LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Posts: 330

    Exmark or Dixie I would stay away from the Dixon, A local dealer just started careen them the they are IMO under built and poor quality from the one that I demoed.

    JM2C
     
  6. MattsMowing3535

    MattsMowing3535 LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    Which one did you demo? What was wrong with it?
     
  8. gilatplc

    gilatplc LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Posts: 330

    I demoed a ram mag 44" with a 20 hp kohler,
    There was nothing "wrong" with it, the one thing I liked about it was it had lot of power for a 44" deck, I just don't think they stand up to the quality of Exmark,Hustler,Toro,Wright,John Deer,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Their just cheap, sorry i don't like then grasscutter
     
  9. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,335

    Thanks for the honest reply. I will have to say, there IS one major thing I dont like about the Dixon Speedztrs and Rams... they dont have a whole lot of height settings. The Black Bears, Kodiaks, and everything else have more settings. It is a major PITA sometimes, as one height is too low (about 2.75" the way my mower is set up) and the next is too high (about 3.25"). I REALLY like Dixie Choppers height setting set-up with the 1/4in increments. Wish Dixon would go with something like that on their smaller mowers. I think Hustlers may have the same type of deal too.
     
  10. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,272

    You might want to check out a Wright Stander 36 or Sentar Sport 36 they are the best investment that I have made in a while
     

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