What kind of ZTR to buy?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by landgator, May 10, 2006.

  1. landgator

    landgator LawnSite Member
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    I need to know what kind of ZTR to buy. I want a 48" deck. I've been told to go with a Scag, they are expensive! I'm not trying to be cheap but I'am new in the business and don't have a lot of money. Thanks for the help.:usflag:
     
  2. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    why not just get a commercial walk behind?
     
  3. landgator

    landgator LawnSite Member
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    How much do walk behinds cost? 48 inch deck.
     
  4. Stan's_Lawn_Service

    Stan's_Lawn_Service LawnSite Member
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    Between 3,000.00 and 4,000.00 Walk behinds, Scag ,Toro , Exmark, Encore Gravely, Bobcat, Ferris, Cubcadet, Snapper , Simplcity, Quick 36, and John Deere, all belt drives. Engines 13 to 17 hp KAWASAKI or KOHLER .
    Stans Lawn Service Stan
     
  5. aDreamSoReal

    aDreamSoReal LawnSite Member
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    Why not start off with a HVZ 2350 Gravely / Ariens? 23hp kohler with a 50" cut. 3K brand new. It will get you making money so you have save up for a real heavy duty unit.
     
  6. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    Scag has a 48 inch ztr with a 24 hp briggs you could buy for less than 6k.
     
  7. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 470

    I just bought a Hustler Z 52" with 23hp kawi for 6600.00. This unit was a little more then I wanted to spend but after mowing the first yard I couldn't have gotten a better mower. Highly recommend.
     
  8. tehpr3chr

    tehpr3chr LawnSite Member
    from NE GA
    Posts: 21

    i think when i get one i'll get a wb just because i like the exercise, lol...
     
  9. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,335

  10. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 677

    Dealer Support!!!!Dealer Support!!!!Dealer Support!!!! Do you have any accounts now? Do you have any yards that have gates, hills, ditches?
     

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