Sutech stealth ZTR

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stevers, Feb 22, 2000.

  1. stevers

    stevers LawnSite Member
    from WA
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    Any one know any thing about this Mower. Company out of China with a factory in ILL.<br>Looking for 33&quot; cut mower mulcher to be excellent in wet grass under $2000. Please help. Thanks SS<br>
     
  2. richard

    richard Banned
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    it might work for someone doing smaller of the larger residential areas. but it looked to me like i would tear it up after a season plus anything i ever bought from china worked okay for a while then broke, even shoes,gloves,shirts,etc...save your money( besides, how good could chineese lawns really be? don't they have trouble even just growing rice?)
     
  3. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    I saw this thing at the trade show a few weeks back, if your other option was the troy-bilt job than the sutech is a better built machine for the same money, but I would go with a conventional 36 inch walkbehind and spend the extra 500 bucks.<p>Actually, it looked a lot like a plagiarized copy of the troy-bilt but with a much heavier deck.<p>Bill<p>----------<br>&quot;...half my brain tied behind my back, just to make it fair.&quot; R.L.<br>
     
  4. stevers

    stevers LawnSite Member
    from WA
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    so what coventional 36 inch do you recommend I deal with wet lawns alot in NW and want to strictly mulch. I use a Honda hrc 216 for last 4 years and want to have a ztr that is not real big. Thanks
     
  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    This mower is advertised as a ZTR, but I think it is really only a zero turn on the inside wheel, like all belt drives. I am not familiar with this mower, but I can imagine getting blades and belts and such would be difficult to say the least. It only has like an 8 hp Briggs, you need more engine.<p> Go with a big name like Exmark, Toro, Bobcat, Kees or something like that. I paid $2000 for my 36&quot; Exmark belt drive about 3 years ago. One of the big companies always seems to a sale on for about this same price. If that is too much to spend by a used one.
     
  6. Jason

    Jason LawnSite Senior Member
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    Stevers,<p>What part of Wa are you from? I'm in the Spokane area. How well do you like your honda for mulching? I just bought one.
     
  7. stevers

    stevers LawnSite Member
    from WA
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    Jason, I really like mine when i first boughtit 4 years ago only bagged now i chute it or mulch it. Did you get the one with 2 blades intrested on hearing how that does.<br>My mower is about shot and thinking on going bigger Ztr.
     
  8. Jason

    Jason LawnSite Senior Member
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    Stevers,<p>Yep my honda has 2 blades, haven't used it yet but really looking forward to seeing how it works.<br>Picked up my Lazer Z yesterday too. 52&quot; 18hp Kohler with 12 hours for $5800. I really would have liked a bigger engine but couldn't pass on it because of the price.
     
  9. JUPITER

    JUPITER LawnSite Member
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    Bought the Stealth and am not happy with it. Doesn't mulch well and is terrible in wet grass! Had to cut a lawn 3 times with it and then finally got out my residential 21-inch Toro to do the job right. I'm taking it back to my dealer and begging him to put it towards an Exmark. :mad:
     
  10. KD'sLawns

    KD'sLawns LawnSite Member
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    How often are you mowing the wet grass? I do not think that any mower can mow wet grass in excess of 1 1/2" over mow height without having trouble mulching it and leaving clumps.
    For what you are wanting to spend, you are going to be very limited. I agree that you should put a little extra money with it and get a walk-behind. The best thing to do, would be to go to a few of the dealers in your area and demo some of the mowers on the exact type of lawn you are cutting while its wet. Check the results and choose.
     

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