Homeowner ZTR, Tractor and mower discussion thread

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Capemay Eagle, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,750

    Hello and welcome to the board! I am curious and want to ask you what is you absolute top end budget? I think you can do better! I also feel for a few more bucks you could get into a entry level Z, like a BadBoy MZ or Hustler Sport, brand new with a 3 year warranty, these machines are capable of a great cut and built to last a long time. I also think for a bit more you could certainly find a "better" used commercial machine that would be very reliable with a nice cut!
     
  2. Mtnmn

    Mtnmn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    I went up to the dealer Mon. morning and looked at this machine again. It's a BS ELS, it has the later style cartridge air filter that slips over a tube to the intake manifold. It's not the flat paper w/yellow tabs style that was pron to leaking and letting dirt thru to the engine internals.

    There is not a scratch or spot of rust on it that I could find.:cool2:

    Can't get pics to upload.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2011
  3. IS500Z

    IS500Z LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    The 36 inch deck on the Scags is not their greatest deck design. I would be more concerned about that than an ELS engine to mow half an acre.

    Assuming that you mow the entire half acre why not get a walk behind? A 48-inch walk behind will knock out a half acre about as fast as the ZTR and be less expensive as well. You could even get a better engine and larger deck on a walk behind if you want to keep the dollar amounts the same.
     
  4. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,750

    There you go! Did you buy it? You will be very happy with the Freedom Z if you did! Especially for the price! That machine has a great seat on it, you will be comfortable for sure! Keep us posted!
     
  5. Mtnmn

    Mtnmn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    Here's the pics.

    From what I saw hydro walk-behinds (exmark 48 viking) I was quoted $5200.00.

    Sooner or later I won't want or be able to chase a walk-behind. Also nobody I've talked to was willing to let their wife use one.

    So for now I'll sit on my butt and enjoy the ride.

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    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011
  6. Popeye77

    Popeye77 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
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    Probably the last mower you will ever buy (or should I say have to). Enjoy
     
  7. Mtnmn

    Mtnmn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    That was the way I was looking at it.

    Thank you
     
  8. tmartin1976

    tmartin1976 LawnSite Member
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    I am going to be starting a new yard in the fall of approximately 4 acres. How large of a mower would you suggest and what brand. I have a ztr Toro 42" deck now. I would definitly like to upsize.
     
  9. dieseltech

    dieseltech LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 651

    Depends on obstacles, gates etc... If it was wide open id go for a 60" if your budget allows. Toro scag exmark hustler snapper...the possibilities are almost endless it seems. Tell us a little more about the property for a better analysis.

    Chris
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  10. ce750jockey

    ce750jockey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Not to hijack the thread or get off topic, as the owner of a new machine, I was wondering from some of you pros if it makes much difference in my new Toro ZT with the Kawasaki 22HP if I run a standard SAE 30 oil in it versus a higher priced or more well known brand. In other words, will any oil do? Thoughts on synthetics? Thanks.
     

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