How would you improve current ZTR's?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CharlieBingo, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
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    Maybe I'm too demanding, but I feel Exmark, Scag, Hustler etc are behind were they should be in research and development. Some of my improvements would be: make them lighter ( implement more aluminum), more capacity collection system( Super Z's Bac-Vac only holds 9 bushels) absurd for $2500, Suspention seat's standard and also anything over 48 inches needs a pivoting deck (like flex-deck). Any ideas on improvements, maybe some of the big manufacturers will listen?
     
  2. WildLake

    WildLake LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 368

    I don't know. Think about how far mowers have come in the last 10 years. Much faster, much more power, greatly increased efficiency and the maneuverability doesn't even compare to years past. There is always room for improvement but I feel the manufacturers are on the right track.
     
  3. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Air conditioning. :cool:
     
  4. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
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    remote control
     
  5. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Done. They have robotic ones.
     
  6. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 820

    remote control that I could afford.
     
  7. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    I think there's always room for improvements to the deck. They should be researching that constantly to keep improving cut quality in different conditions.
     
  8. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    I want 2!!
     
  9. swim

    swim LawnSite Senior Member
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    A couple improvements that I would like to see are...

    4 wheel drive on a Z. :cool2:

    A good mulching deck that will even mulch in the rain. :rolleyes:

    A real good suspension system that will allow me a more comfortable ride. :D

    I'm sure I'll think of a few more later.
     
  10. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 952

    use handles for speed only and have foot pedals for steering.
     

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