Turf tracer vs Vride

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by MTenterprises, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. MTenterprises

    MTenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    Which handles ALL terrain conditions best? Somebody who runs both, does the turf tracer scalp less Bc of the anti scalp rollers ?

    By All terrains I mean uneven ground, dams, other steep hills and ditches. Speed isn't a factor.
     
  2. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well you are talking about a Walk Behind vs. a Stand On machine. Big difference.
    Are you sure you don't mean the Pro-V vs. the Turf Tracer?
     
  3. MTenterprises

    MTenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nope. Im well aware of the 2. Just want to hear from someone who runs both.
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  4. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
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    Knox GSL owns both. You might pm him.
     
  5. MTenterprises

    MTenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thank you sir
     
  6. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    In comparison of the 2 machines both 52"
    TT Pros-great on hills, easy to handle, doesn't scalp, great on bermuda
    TT Con-slower than Vride, leaves clumps in wet conditions, cost $9k

    Vride Pros- extremely fast, velocity deck, spring ride platform
    Vride Con- scalps, not that great on hills, sucks up a lot of gas, oh yeah it SCALPS!


    I know that speed isn't a factor now but it will be one day. Are you looking at adding a machine or replacing a machine?
     
  7. MTenterprises

    MTenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    Replacing the vride with turf tracer....possibly. I mow a lot of Bermuda, but as you know in the south, we mow a lot of tall, wet, crap grass sometimes.
     
  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What about keeping both machines? I have my Vride, 52" TT, and 36" TT they each have their strong points.
     
  9. MTenterprises

    MTenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    I may do that, but the 52 tt is $8100 , so I figured I could get 6 k for the vride and put that down on the tt. I will have to sleep on it.
     
  10. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
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    How about keeping the vride and adding a used tt?
     

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