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What Should I buy?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Steelman, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. Steelman

    Steelman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    I'm new to the fourm and would like your help. I want to buy a ZTR mower and would like to know what You would buy. I have one acrea of thick common bermudagrass. I have three models in mind that I relly like. The first one is the Hustler fastrak 44" deck 18 hp honda 2 cylinder at $4200(Really like the price). The next model is the Exmart CT 44" deck 17 hp Kholer 1 cylinder at $4900. The last model is the Toro Z100 44" deck 17 hp Kholer 1 cylinder at $5300( this lools like a ture pro mower but I don't know about the 1 cylinder motor) Which would work best for Bermuda or would you recomend something else. Iwould like to get away from bagging. Thanks in advance for your help. :help:
     
  2. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    Exmark with a mulching kit.
     
  3. Steelman

    Steelman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Elephantnest, Thanks for the reply. Why the exmark, do you own one, is the cut better?
     
  4. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    I own the 36" exmark TTHP, trivantage deck, mulching kit. Mulches unbelievably well. With gator blades, the blow out is a little much, but with the excalibur blades, wow, stuff just disappears. Im thinking of trying doubles when the leaves get really thick.

    I say Exmark because Ive used them for 15+ years, been great money makers, hardly ever down, very reliable.

    ~Nest
     
  5. Steelman

    Steelman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Elephantnest, thanks for the reply.
     
  6. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    I am a Toro man and I say the Toro myself. But of course it all depends on personal preference.
     
  7. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,760

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