Lawn mower weight

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Gsxr750jl, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Gsxr750jl

    Gsxr750jl LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Hello all,
    I have a troy built 50" ztr mower. According to the manual it weighs 660 pounds. Here is the problem. The mower is getting long in the tooth and I am looking into a new ztr. What I am finding is that a lot of the new mowers are 800+ pounds and my current one sometimes Boggs down to the point that I cannot mow unless I want ruts in my yard. With the newer ones having bigger tires and supposedly distributing the weight over a larger area will that help. Does anyone know a way to tell the weight distribution on all these mowers? And know wether a heavier machine will chew up the yard. I am mowing 1.5 acres.
     
  2. garciajj612

    garciajj612 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 113

    I have used a residential grade from toro before I think it was the Titan and it did great. Yes the bigger tires will spin and create ruts a lot less
     

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