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HVZ 2350 vs Cub Cadet RZT 50 vs Swisher ZT2350

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by kylawnguy, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. kylawnguy

    kylawnguy LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Posts: 11

    The Gravely/Ariens has a 23hp Kohler Courage and I don't know what type trannny. The Cub has 22hp Kawi v-twin with the EZT transmission. The Swisher has 23hp B&S Intek with Eaton Tranny. All are about $3000.

    Opine please.
  2. nmurph

    nmurph LawnSite Senior Member
    from ga
    Posts: 668

    look at the Hustler Mini Fasttrak 17/42 or Fasttrak 20/52. better frame, deck, ergonomics, warranty, service, factory support........go to the Hustler forum and search or post a question.
    of the three that you mentioned, only the ariens would even get a second glance. i think they all use the Hydro-gear EZT wheel motor.
  3. kylawnguy

    kylawnguy LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Posts: 11

    I am pretty sure the Swisher uses the same Eaton that is on the Snappers.

    Our local dealer quit carrying Hustler so they are a ways off.
  4. kylawnguy

    kylawnguy LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Posts: 11

    Anyone hear of any good late season deals on these mowers?
  5. Steelratt

    Steelratt LawnSite Member
    from CNY
    Posts: 59

    Dunno, but I managed to get about $900 off a gravely commercial 44 mower, and they had a kick butt financing option of 22 months with no interest, no payments.

    Of the three you listed, the cub has the best engine. However, I have seen the cub and the ariens/gravely, and they ariens/gravely seen to be higher-quality than the cub. For residential use they'd be fine, though I bought a commercial-grade for just my 1 acre lot. I don't like buying disposable equipment.
  6. mtrostel

    mtrostel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Any opinions on the Swisher ZT2350? Has anyone tried mulching using this machine?

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