New walk behind, SWZT, SWZ, or Turf Tracer X

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by HighlandLC, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. HighlandLC

    HighlandLC LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 163

    First ill say I have a 48" Advantage belt drive walk behind. Its ok. I LOVE my Wildcat 52. I need a Hydro walk behind now.

    If they still made a SWZU ( the Ultimate, free float Velocity deck), it would be a done deal. But they don't.

    I feel the SWZ has my deck, but a pain to change height, and A bit antiquated.

    The SWZT has nice height adjust, updated control levers, but no velocity deck, aluminum spindles, and LIGHTWEIGHT Non pro hydro system

    I love the looks of the Turf Tracer, Kohler EFI, ECS, Free float deck, but am concerned about damp to wet clumping.


    ANy input would be appreciated !
     
  2. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Posts: 2,829

    Any good used swzu's out there?
     
  3. RonWin

    RonWin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 661

    Uh if your concerned with wet clumping with the turf tracer just let me say that I bought a new 48" tt s series with accelerator bagger and mowed with it in the rain without any issues. My scag ttiger had more issue with clumping. The turf tracer is an amazing machine and I am looking to purchase another and or a vantage (built in sulky + same ecs controls as tt walk behind = a win win for trainer new guys on the TT and then have them "stepping up ", no pun intended, to a vantage for better production). Btw I opted for the fs600? Kawi engine, it's the bigger of the two offered for 48" tt models.
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  4. mowcrazy

    mowcrazy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 872

    I would assume this a brand new w unit??? Because when the paint finally comes off the bottom of that deck your turf tiger will out perform it hands down if you have the v+ deck on the SCAG...... My exmark was awesome to for the first 100 or so hours and then it fell off..... It sucks now but awesome when dry....... It could be that we are cutting different grasses also.....
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  5. HighlandLC

    HighlandLC LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 163

    Haven't seen any locally :(
     
  6. HighlandLC

    HighlandLC LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 163

    My main concern. I've NEVR used a Exmark. Here in CT, were getting dry now. But spring and fall, when its wet, its wet. Late September through October, if we have a strong growing season with dense grass, I have shady lawns that might not be completely dry for days!
     
  7. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Posts: 2,829

    Personally, have had good luck finding machines on Ebay. Just have to check often.
     
  8. HighlandLC

    HighlandLC LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 163

    There's a OLD one on Ebay in Ohio. Too far. And I want the Velocity deck.
     
  9. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Posts: 2,829

    Another way to find items is through Craig's list. Pick a city within your driving range, type in what you want in the search window. Found a great aerator this way.

    Good luck on your search!
     
  10. dathorpe

    dathorpe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 459

    I've run Tracers and Vikings for the past decade. They clump like sob's when it's wet. I mean bad.
     

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