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Walk-Behind or ZTR? Which one is better?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by WhiteLightning, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I am looking into getting a new mower. I was thinking about a 42 inch ztr but I am now thinking about getting a 36 inch walk behind. Most of the properties I have are smaller so I dont need anything bigger. What is the benefits of a ztr over a walk behind? And I have seen walk behinds that are gear driven or hydro, which one is better. And Lastly, what brand would you guys recommend, I looking to spend around $2,000 max.
  2. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,426

    Not sure if they are any advanatages for smaller properties. Especially if 2 grand is all your going to spend. Hydro is considered by most to be better. You'll have to look for a good used one. Lot's of good brands Scag, Hustler, Exmark, etc.
  3. Palmer'sLS

    Palmer'sLS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 535

    walkbehind or ztr=blondes or brunettes....both have their qualities/disadvantages:laugh:.....but i would say that a walkbehind is the all around machine....but i prefer the ztr lol

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