New Holland ZTR commercial grade?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by qualityscapes, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. qualityscapes

    qualityscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Anyone know about the New Holland Ztr mowers. The don't technically have a comercail grade Ztr. However, it does come with a 1 year commercail warranty unlimited hours, full coverage.

    basic stats-

    MZ19H 19 2-cylinder Kawasaki Dual Hydrostatic 52-inch

    The heavy-duty MZ19H offers deluxe features and heavy-duty construction. The MZ19H features a larger, commercial-duty Kawasaki engine, larger 52-inch mowing deck, larger five-gallon gas tank, larger tires, convenient grease zerks and a faster 7-mph forward speed. The frame is welded for added durability. A 1- x 2-inch steel tube reinforces the front frame. The rear frame features 7- and 10-gauge steel construction.
    Simple, one-handed cut-height adjustment lever allows you to select from one of seven cut heights and to raise the mower deck for transport with little effort.

    Anti-scalp wheels (standard on MZ18H and MZ19H, optional on MZ14H and MZ16H) allow the mower deck to follow ground contour for a smooth, uniform cut.

    Easy front-to-back and side-to-side mower deck adjustment allows you to custom tailor cut quality.

    An electric clutch allows you to engage the mower deck.


    Any thoughts? sells for 4,600

    we have a variety of New Holland products currently including tractor, loader, backhoe.
     
  2. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am getting a new holland tractor this week, its a great piece.

    However, I think that after looking at their ZTR mowers they are not build for rigous use. I would recommend almost all other makes mentioned on this site over the NH.

    Also, most commercial mowers carry a 2 year commercial use warranty standard, not one year.

    Look into Ferris, Scag-Tiger, Exmark, etc. Even though you will pay more money.

    Tim
     
  3. qualityscapes

    qualityscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Im sort of in a pickle....

    I need to purchase a commercail mower. I only have 4,500 hundred to spend. I only have a few commercial and residential accoutns as mowing is a only a small part of our business. So, I'm trying to find the best ZTR for the money I have. I know people are going to say get a walk behind but for other issues that is no an option.

    So I guess I'm trying to get the most rigerous, sturdy, and capable mower I can for the price.
     
  4. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    I didn't look at them, but 19/52 seems underpowered.
     
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    Look used then, worth getting a used, ruged piece of machinery than a new machine for all your money that will cost you a lot more in the long run

    Look in the lawnsite marketplace forum,

    just my .02
     
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Have you looked at any of the HD riding tractors say from JD or Simplicity?

    http://www.simplicitymfg.com/broadmoor.php
    http://www.simplicitymfg.com/conquest.php
     
  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,656

    You have enough money there to buy a brand new, heavy duty, commercial machine. That machine would be the Gravely 34Z.
    Go have a look at one if you have a Gravely dealer nearby.
     
  8. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    What about the Hustler Mini Z?
     
  9. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,034

    I think that if you buysomething that is not built for true commercial application, in one summer of serious mowing, that machine will be worthless to you, and in fact be in the hole.

    A well built commercial machine on the other hand will cost more up front, and being well maintained will be running for years to come.

    Do your best to come up with a little more money and get a well built mower.

    It will hurt right now, but it will be worth it. Otherwise later this year or early next you will be in the same boat you are now.

    Tim
     
  10. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    a few thoughts. You could of course finance a real commercial mower.

    Second couldn't the other more lucrative parts of the business subsidize the cost of the mower.

    I mean getting a mower that is gonna be completely shot in 2 seasons (if not one) vs paying double and getting a mower that will still have 50% resale value after 2 years. maybe I'm crazy, but I'm spending the $8-9K on a Toro, Scag, Dixie, Exmark, Gravely, Hustler or some other mower designed to be used commercially.
     

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