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How Much for a ZTR??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by slapshotmike24, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. slapshotmike24

    slapshotmike24 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 120

    I was wondering what I should expect to pay for a basic 52" ztr. Currently I am doing all residental but plan to add some bigger commercial accounts for next year. I also need some advice on engine size? I dont want to end up with an underpowered mower. I just wanted to get a ballpark estimate of what I'm going to pay for a 52" ztr. And I need your opinions on brands. :confused: Thanks
     
  2. slapshotmike24

    slapshotmike24 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 120

    I dont know if this will help, but currently I am using an old beltdrive Bobcat w/b. I have already thought it through, and I a ztr is the best mower for what I am doing. So i dont need the whole, "maybe you should stick with a w/b lecture" I have searched enough of that issue.
     
  3. Mycannon

    Mycannon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    between 6 and 7 thousand
     
  4. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,036

    here for a basic ztr it's around 7000 to 7800 depending on what brand you get.

    as for horsepower, anything under 20 hp engine is too small for a 52" (IMO).
     
  5. hulan2

    hulan2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Just looked at a Toro today. $6950.00, as for HP TClawn, I have a 52'' Toro Z that has a 19 Kaw. on it and it is sufficant HP for it and I even have a recycle kit installed. Did I mention 90% of my mowing is in the a.m. Slapshot, don't procrastinate any longer! If you are able go and get that rider. You will never regret it.
     
  6. RichmondR

    RichmondR LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    hulan2 -- Just wondering -- Which model did you look at and what size engine/deck? Im considering a Toro Z400 series now.

    Thanks
    rich
     
  7. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    Really depends on what your looking for...
     
  8. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    Six to eight grand...Unless you find a demo or an outright steal..I believe the Bad boy "Pup" model is under six for a 52"..So are others if you shop around.
     
  9. hulan2

    hulan2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Rich, It was a 52'' 04 model z500 series. It had a kohler 20 hp motor and if I remember correctly you can get it with a 24. Toro has really beefed up the whole mower compaired to my 03 model. I have been quite satisfied with my Toro. I have a little more than 300 hours on it and they have replaced one spindle and it was under warranty. I paid 6600.00 in Jan. 03, so the price at the dealer I use has not gone up considering the way that unit is built. -Good luck
     
  10. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    54" Lesco Z-Two.. $5995.. Possibly less this time of the year..
     

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