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Smallest ztr ???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Okielawman28, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Okielawman28

    Okielawman28 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Hi everyone,

    I am in need of a mower that can go through back gates, the little chain link ones.

    I have thought about a 32" walk behind, or a 32" zero turn if they make one that small?

    I got a snapper 33" rear engine, 15 hp Kholer command. nice mower but I am not pleased with the cut I am getting with the ninja blade, I am not impressed with all the hype of the ninja blade so I think I might get rid of the snapper and get another rider or walk behind with a sulkie perhaps.

    Any imput on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

    Chris
     
  2. bighaydenslawn

    bighaydenslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 516

    Exmark and Gravely make commercial 34" ZTRs, but I do not know of any smaller than that.
     
  3. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,758

    Like Bighayden said, as far as I know the two smallest or Gravely and Exmark with the 34" decks. If there are smaller ones I have never came across them.
     
  4. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,298

    Wright makes a 32" Stander. Depending on how large your back yards are, I would suggest a walk behind. A zero turn will be heavier and much more expensive. Also, seems like the small-deck zero turns usually have smaller foot platforms and look like they would ride rough due to small tires and no suspension seat.
     
  5. S.I.

    S.I. LawnSite Senior Member
    from west
    Posts: 323

    talk the customers into bigger gates and get a 36"?
     
  6. N.TX

    N.TX LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
    Posts: 473

    Gravely makes a 32 walk behind and a 34z
     
  7. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    This is the real answer. If I could do this, I'd be using my 61 Scag. :D
     
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    I've done it many times. The selling point to it is that you can convince them that bigger gate is better for when they ever want to do something else in their backyard, too. It makes cleanups easier, bring things in, etc. And let's face it,..it really doesn't cost that much to do. The cost of the larger gate is EASILY made up by the offset of the higher maintenance cost for the season, by having to use a smaller mower. back in the day, I had a few places that I used to mow the backyards by hand (if they were nice and small). I still charged the same hourly rate as the big mower, because my big mower was still tied up on the trailer. I am NOT hand mowing - while I have a $10,000 mower sitting on the trailer doing nothing. Anyway, it is usually a pretty easy sale. Sometimes it's a matter of changing the old gate; sometimes it's a matter of just installing another one in a different location. Either way, you can't go wrong.
     
  9. Heintooga

    Heintooga LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    Have you tried after market blades?
     
  10. GreenmanCT

    GreenmanCT LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Posts: 557

    I unscrew the ends of the chain link fence and peel it back to get my mower through.
     

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