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Turftracrer 52" or Vantage 52"?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FinerCutslawnCare, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    Well it looks like I will be needing to buy another walk behind and I have came down to either a turftracer of a vantage. I have a tthp and love it, but the new vantage looks nice. Anyone heard of how well they cut. My dealer said a vantage would only be another $400. I have done a search for the vantage but really haven't come up with anything as far as people saying how they mow and if they are better than having a walk. Please let me know!
     
  2. KFLAWN

    KFLAWN LawnSite Member
    from Mi
    Posts: 228

    for 400 I would go for the vantage. Also they both have the ultra-cut deck so I would say both are going to cut the same.
     
  3. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    Very true. I heard the vantage controls will be hard to get used to, that is if you are walking behind it. I am wondering how it will handle on a hill also. But yes for $400 you would think it is a no brainer. One thing the vantage doesn't have is a floating deck to where the turftracer does.
     
  4. MOHUSTLER

    MOHUSTLER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,376

    In the stand on market there are other brands that will be better then the vantage. They do make a nice walk mower though.
     
  5. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 624

    Yea, I would go with the turftracer. Very solid machine and as you mentioned the floating deck would be the reason I would go with it. If you do decide to go with a Stand-on machine though, I would look at Wright as their new stander X is very impressive.
     
  6. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,049

    Remember that the Vantage weighs over 400lbs. more(plus your weight on it) than the Turftracer.If you have soft lawns they will rut.
     
  7. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    All of you make good points. As far as brand I am wanting to stick with exmark. Anyone else have an opinion? The vantage or tt will be used on commercial properties. They will probably never see a residential lawn there whole life.
     
  8. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,049

    The only other thing I have against the Vantage is you stand so far back on the platform it makes the front end light. You can add a weight kit but still touchy.
     
  9. turftracerhp

    turftracerhp LawnSite Member
    from mo
    Posts: 133

    the tthp will cut on some hills where the vantage wont go and the cut is second to none everyone has an opinion and i would stick with the tthp and the vantage only comes in a 48 unless exmark made a 52 this year or is that incorrect i dont know thats just what i would do
     
  10. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Posts: 2,714

    The vantage deck is an ultracut while the tthp is a trivantage. There is some disagreement over which cuts best. My experience has shown that the ultracut is better in wet/damp conditions with less front blowout. If you are going to have only one mower the wb might be the better choice. Otherwise, I would lean toward the vantage. Btw, the vantage is available with 52" deck.
     

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