My new ZTR under 5 grand

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Smitty58, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. Smitty58

    Smitty58 LawnSite Senior Member
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    For anyone looking for a quality ztr without spending a fortune ,check these out. Picking one of these up today.
    $4495+tax and a finance rate of 1.9% for 60 months.
    www.simplicitymfg.com

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  2. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    piece of junk, don't do it!
     
  3. Smitty58

    Smitty58 LawnSite Senior Member
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    chevyman- have you had one, or just claiming it junk because it isn't what you own? Please elaborate, before I sign on the dotted line.
     
  4. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    That's a homeowner model. How many lawns do you cut?

    Remember, homeowner mowers are basically designed to cut one lawn a week. So although it may last a homeowner 10 years, you'd probably be lucky if it lasted you one year if it's used as your main mower.

    For that money you could get a nice COMMERCIAL hydro walk behind mower with a sulky.

    No way I'd spend that kind of money on a homeowner mower for commercial use.
     
  5. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
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    seems a bit small,is that being used for residential only?
     
  6. Smitty58

    Smitty58 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Gogetter- it is a "homeowner" model ,but the only thing that is different on it is the deck and it doesn't have a kaw or kohler motor. It does have a b&s vanguard though. If you are not a full time guy it looks pretty good to me.
     
  7. Smitty58

    Smitty58 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Camland - small? 50" deck 20hp is small?
     
  8. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    listen to go-getter and get something else if you are planning on doing quite a few lawns per week. That's an ok machine for 2-3 a week use, but not for what we are talking about. Gogetter is right on dude, do some more research or go out and get a walkbehind made to run wide open all day
     
  9. Smitty58

    Smitty58 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok, now you're making me paranoid. Would it be better to get a Exmark w/b hydro? I can get a 48" for around that price.
     
  10. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do yourself a favor and buy a good Lazer Z or Hustler Z used for that price. A used Commercial ZTR will out last that model 5 to 1.

    If you don't mow that many lawns why even spend that much to begin with? It will take you a long time to justify the initial cost.
     

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