turf tracer vs. vantage

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Jason Simmons, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Jason Simmons

    Jason Simmons LawnSite Member
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    Just wondering what's the best turf tracer or vantage. Already got a 48" metro. Looking to up grade next year some yards I got are on hills. Just looking pros and cons
     
  2. SNAPPER MAN

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
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    They are both good. The turf tracer is better imo because if a yard is really wet you can take off the sulky and walk so you don't damage yards.
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  3. Jason Simmons

    Jason Simmons LawnSite Member
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    Thanks, I used to live in Houston of fm1960; I went to school at uti of hwy 45 . Work in tomball at lance proplus
     
  4. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Are you keeping the metro? If so vantage all the way. You can walk behind the vantage too, its kinda awkward if your short.
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  5. Jason Simmons

    Jason Simmons LawnSite Member
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    Yes keeping the metro, have u ran the vantage in the walk behind position on a hill. How is the cut on the 4 series deck
     
  6. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Tell you what I picked up a barely used TTHP 36 this season and that mower is the bomb. I have only scraped the deck out one time all season so far. As compared to my Quick 36 which needed at least weekly scraping. TTHP cut is good too - no clogging, even with the trivantage deck.
     
  7. BestImpressions99

    BestImpressions99 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is Toro or Wright in your area?
     
  8. BestImpressions99

    BestImpressions99 LawnSite Senior Member
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    If the choice is just between the two Exmarks I would choose the Vantage. We have a TTHP we wish we could un-buy. Pretty much all our other mowers we can run at nearly full speed and still cut pretty well (minimal stragglers). Our TTHP, unless it is on 2.5 inches or if @ 3" it can be a bit moist out... nothing but stragglers unless you run it at speed 3. :(
     
  9. Jason Simmons

    Jason Simmons LawnSite Member
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  10. Jason Simmons

    Jason Simmons LawnSite Member
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    My metro can have new blades on and i go at speed 2, and still have stagglers seem like the ultra deck isn t as good as tthe old tri vac deck. I used to have scags and I didn t remember any stragglers left after I cut
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