Residential Zero Turn Mower Recommendations

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SmSmith6427, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. SmSmith6427

    SmSmith6427 LawnSite Member
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    I am going to purchase a zero turn mower this spring. I have about an acre of grass with many beds and islands. What are the better zero choices and why? I;m considering the mower a mulch kit and a bagger [for fall leaves].

    Right now I have a price on a 2005 exmark z ct for $4,700 [no attachments].

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
  2. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
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    If you want a super residential zeroturn mower, get the Toro homeowner "z cutter". I have the "orginal", which is called a "time cutter" and it cuts great, "PLUS" it doesn't weight a ton and leave marks in the lawn.
    I understand it uses toro's commercial WB deck. The blade speed is way up there, unlike a normal homeowner machine. The ratio is 1 (motor) to .75 (blades), instead of 1 to 1 like many other professional machines. The blades totally sing from the speed.
    You can also option for a spindle driven blower and 3 bag bagger, just like the $10,000 toros/exmarks.
    Mine will suck up anything........
  3. grassmeister

    grassmeister LawnSite Member
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    You should also check out Simplicity's Consumer Z. It's made by the same company as Ferris, but it's the homeowner model.
  4. centraldlr

    centraldlr LawnSite Member
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    If Your Concerned With Price, Take A Look At A Toro Zx480. Nice Piece Of Equipment, All Though Not An Exmark
  5. TopNotchLS

    TopNotchLS LawnSite Member
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    I have a scag tiger cub 52" 24hp honda. I use it for residential and commerical. It has a tri steel deck. I payed $7200 just for the mower. It has a 3yr warranty on the deck and spindles. At the time for the deck size that was the largest motor i could get for it, but it goes down to a 18hp.

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