Please Give me your advice

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Southern Landscape, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Southern Landscape

    Southern Landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    I'm about to purchase my first commercial ZTR and any advice would be great.

    Im currently looking at

    Gravely PRO TURN 260 27HP KAW. 60"

    Snapper IS200 26HP KAWASAKI 60" also found a used one - SNAPPER DEMO FULL WARRANTY 28HP BIG BLOCK 61" W/ 74 HOURS $6,800

    Bad Boy Outlaw or lightning Z

    Im open to any suggestions, I just got my first big commercial account and the Toro Z400 time cutter I bought last year just isnt going to "cut" it on this job....

    Thanks for your help, and advice.....
     
  2. GATOR84

    GATOR84 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    What is the price of each new, I would consider the Gravely 160 if you are not cutting full time, like large areas. The zt 3400 have some good reviews, and you get a 26hp kawasak fx for about 1300 to 1500 less.
     
  3. Southern Landscape

    Southern Landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    The Gravely is 6,799

    Snapper - 7,299

    Bad Boy - 8,500 (I have just heard a lot of mixed reviews about this machine)

    i would really like to get a DSL engine, just dont think thats the best move yet.
     
  4. GATOR84

    GATOR84 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    6799 for a gravely 260 is a great price this is a new price right, I no of a guy around here than has a gravely 44"deck with 1500 no problem hours.
     
  5. Southern Landscape

    Southern Landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    Yea thats new for the Gravely.... So that is a good deal.
     
  6. Southern Landscape

    Southern Landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    Also looking at a Ferris IS500 26HP Kawi 61" - $5,699
     
  7. ncknaklawns

    ncknaklawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 379

    I have the Ferris IS2000Z and would buy it again. Get what you want down the road now if you can make the $$'s happen.
     
  8. Ben I

    Ben I LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    If you can pick up a new Gravely 260 for that price do it! I bought a new 260 in '09 and paid 9200?? The gravelys are priced pretty close to the scags in my area
     
  9. Southern Landscape

    Southern Landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    Thanks, I think thats what I will do......

    What do yall think of the Bad Boy brand ? - I found a new 60" cut for 4,999.00 last years model their trying to move out....
     
  10. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,353

    Your going to get mixed reviews on BB. I stick with the proven brands. Which for me has been Scag since 1993.
     

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