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Opinions on new mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SWD, Dec 13, 2002.

  1. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 989

    I am in need of a reliable 60" ZT. While at Lesco, I saw the new ZT2. For $6199 I can get a new machine with the mulching baffles.

    Additionally, I viewed a Landscaper Supply 60" on their web site. Essentially the same deal, @6500 delivered to my door.

    Has anyone purchased any of these machines?
    Comments about these machines?
    However, I do not want opinions on acquiring used equipment - even Walkers.
    I have not reached a ceiling on anticipated capital expenditures due to varying costs for equipment.
    I have one dealer whom I frequent, however, due to my shop set up, I am considered a warranty center as well. The dealer I frequent is more of a friend. So the dealer equation has, for all purposes, been eliminated.
    Thanks for the input.

    WREBELMACHINE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    You get what you pay for! However these might be decent starter ztr mowers.
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I agree with the statement you get what you pay for. I don't agree with the starter ztr part. These machines are to expensive for "starter" status.;)
  4. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 989

    If I get what I pay for, then what are you paying?
    Provided $6200 - $6,500 isn't enough, than what is fair market value for a 60" ZT?
  5. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    2003 turftiger 61'' 27hp liquid cool kaw.9,000.What the dealer will do for you means alot.I wouldn't buy if they wouldn't give a comparable loaner if you had repairs being done.a good service dept. --very important.
  6. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 298

    EXmark lazer Z 60" 27 Kaw LC is about 8600.00
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Where did $6,500 come from on on the landscaper's supply unit? The one I saw at their site was a 25/61 for $4,999. Am I looking at something different?
  8. GrassCtr

    GrassCtr LawnSite Member
    from south
    Posts: 25

    Check out the Great Dane mowers, great finance charges and service thru John Deere! Along with that a great machine!
  9. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    Try looking at Wright Standers and Sentars, they have a 20% off promotion until Jan. 1 ,2003 ...
    61" Stander 23 HP Kawi/elec - $5765
    61" Sentar 25 HP Kawi/elec - $6971
  10. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 590


    Dont listen to any of them, " you get what you pay for" Lesco is a top notch machine.Ive used Lesco only, and cant say a bad word about it.Any machine will last depending on how you take care of it.Im sure most that posted here never even got on one.

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