the best zero turn for my money

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jarred's Lawn Care, Nov 6, 2001.

  1. Jarred's Lawn Care

    Jarred's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    I'm try to figure out that is the best machine for dollar. I like long lasting performance and the ability to with stand the extreme wear and tear. What do you guys think? I've heard dixie-exmark-toro=scag, but still unsure let me and it will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks Jarred
     
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Oh boy, are YOU opening up a can of worms, here...
    First of all, welcome to Lawnsite, and if you use the search function at the top, you will turn up a whole BUNCH (like hundreds) of posts about this. (You'll find that Exmark wins though!:D )
     
  3. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 902

    :blob3: exmark liquid cooled, engine will last a while but with all equip. you have to take care of it, clean that air cleaner and keep that ioil clean. T
     
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    eXmark:blob3: eXmark:blob1: eXmark:blob4:

    I vote eXmark
     
  5. ScotLawn

    ScotLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 309

    65hoss, you don't really like eXmark do you?

    Most of the Z's I see on trailers around are eXmarks. Not too many toro's. My vote is eXmark also.
     
  6. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    Why don't you guys tell why you like them best instead of just put down one word and some bouncy bouncy's?
     
  7. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    I own a Toro Z master, It is built very heavy and is a super machine. After My last few weeks demoing many diffrent mowers I can honestly say Dixie Chopper Is the best. This previous weekend I, and some other LS members spent at the DC Factory In Indianopolis. We were guided through a 3 hour tour By the owner of the company and had a detailed explanation about every process of the assembly of the machines and why each part is made and put together the way it is. For example, there hydro system is second to none. Not only do they use the highest quality hydro sytem but they prepare it in the factory like no other company. Before the hydros are ever even run ,oil is vacumed throughout the hydros reducing friction during the break in period. Because Most other MFGs do not use this process there hydros have a much shorter life span because of the initial extreme friction do to non lubricated parts. This mower is not only over built but also gives a incredable quality of cut. The owner of this company does not sit in a office all day. This guys has a desk in the middle of the production plant where he spends most of his time experienting with diffrent parts trying to make the machine better every day. At this point I can honestly say I have demoed just about every brand of ZTR out there. None of them have inpressed me the way this mower and the people behind them have. Come spring I will be trading in my toro with less then 300 hours and will have a new Dixie chopper sitting in my garage! :) I have been a diehard fan of my toro and thought it was the best out there....as you can tell, I was thoroughly impressed by these machines!
     
  8. TODD ADDISON

    TODD ADDISON LawnSite Member
    from GEORGIA
    Posts: 3

    I LOVE EXMARK BUT THE NEW KABOTA'S ARE BUILT MUCH BETTER AND COME STANDARD WITH DIESEL MOTORS. YOU CAN GET A 21 HORSE 60 INCH DECK KABOTA FOR 8500.00...TRY THAT WITH AN EXMARK!! TRUST ME...FIND A KABOTA DEALER AND GO CHECK OUT THE DESIGN, THESE GUYS HAVE A GREAT PRODUCT IF THEY DON'T SCREW UP ON THE SERVICE END!!!!:blob2:
     
  9. P&J Lawncare

    P&J Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 531

    I would put a hustler super z against any mower out there. I have used most of the top brands and this mower was by far the best of the bunch with exmark being second and scag third as for the dixie chopper I have never been on one so I can't give you a opinion.
     
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Jarred's Lawn Care wrote:
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    I'm try to figure out that is the best machine for dollar. I like long lasting performance and the ability to with stand the extreme wear and tear.
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    If you want a machine that will last you in the long haul then Dixie Chopper should be your choice. There are Choppers out there that are over 20 years old and are still cutting grass.
     

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