WB or ZTR?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RedWingsDet, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    how do you know wether to get a Z or a WB? im thinking a Z, but alot of the guys around here tell me that the Z's might weight to much for the lawns?

    so, how do you fellas determine wether to get a Z or WB?
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    mark--you post you have two WB's...why is there confusion over a Z?

    GEO :confused:
  3. rookie03

    rookie03 LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Posts: 184

    If you have the money and if you have the accounts definately get a ZTR. Only use walkbehinds for tight areas, ditches, hills, pond banks. Use the ZTR whenever you can. Work smarter, not harder!
  4. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    Get a Wright stander. Faster than a walk behind, almost as fast a ZTR. But a whole lot lighter. I can do the little postage stamp properties and the huge 2-3 acres jobs with the same machine with out any problems.
  5. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    because the gravely is broke, so gonna fix it this week or weekend, because i bought it for 300 and it didnt run, and i dont use the exmark because its to big. so im looking at the gravely 144z with 19hp and the puter on it.
  6. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,180

    mark by my mower. I am gonna sell it..nothing but problems...

    I am back to the decision of not EVER buying from bourlier again
    10 days until they even LOOK at my mower if i drop it off today.

    No loaner mower either


  7. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    trevor, i guess, but you did have a demo model you bought... and also, why would you even bother calling about if you can fix it yourself in about an hour? go to hellebucks on 24 and vandyke and they will get you one, or call and they can get ya one... or if thats to far for you to drive and u wanna buy my 48" ill go out there and buy it for ya and you can reinverse me for the $ when u buy my 48 ;) hellebucks rule, but sense i already have a rep with bourlier's i dont see why i should switch.
  8. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,027

    I think it depends on the properties you service. Do you have properties with a ton of obstacles? Do you have properties with a ton of hills, and uneven terrain? If this is the case you are probably better off buying a WB.

    If you have a lot of flat properties, or at least properties that have a nice steady slant to them, than definately go with the Z if you can afford it.

    I only use WBs. A lot of my yards have a lot of steep hills. I could not imagine using a Z on some of properties. Allthough I would love to have one.

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