What Z-turn to buy with $4,000???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bukeeper1, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. bukeeper1

    bukeeper1 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 9

    Looking to get a z-turn mower for around 4000.....Seems the hustler fast trak and cub cadet z force 50 are viable options...Any advice or opinions on these mowers?
     
  2. green_with_envy

    green_with_envy LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Posts: 214

    None.......in that range just put your money into a 48" hydro WB. Much better choice.
     
  3. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 939

    I have been asking myself this question this whole year and will be into next year until my workload becomes unbearable with only a 48wb. here are my thought on why I should/shouldn't buy this mower

    Hustler mini fastrack 42'':
    great machine, well made, many great features, proven hydro units, price is right -but- was my answer until I convinced myself that a 42'' deck is just to small.

    Cub rzt 50'':
    price is under what I was expecting to pay, 21 kawi(NICE), some good features has a good deck+cut -but- seems a little light for what I'm gonna make it do, a little to residential for me.

    Cub z force50'':
    a lot of the same great features of the rzt, alittle more beef in the right places -but- not that much of a difference between the rzt and this to justify $1000 more. bottom line these machines arn'e good for more than 1000hrs. of commercial use.

    As for the regular fastrack, last time I checked with my dealer, they were closer to 5K, little to much for me. I think my best option is to save up until I find a lazer with under 500hrs locally. But if I'm really loaded with mowing next spring, I'll be braggin' in the pictures forum about my new fastrack.
     
  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    The gravely 34z or the encore,dixie, or exmark phaser. I have the gravely and it will get into any gated backyard that we have an abundance of here. I dont know much about the other mowers other than the dixie looks strong, and the exmark is an exmark and they are the best. I am happy with the gravely though. A few minor things I dont like, but nothing terribel.
     
  5. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    The CubCadet RZT isn't "to" residential, it's "only" residential.

    The Z-Force (as long as you can find a new one and not a returned one) should work ok for you for your first year or so with it long enough to make more money to replace it with a full commercial unit. The Z-Force is covered by a 2 or 3 year residential warranty, and a 1 year commercial warranty (or it was last update I saw).
     
  6. BUCKEYE MOWING

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,169

    Look at LESCO Z2's
     
  7. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 751

    the hustler's you speak of are homeowner units pure and simple same with the cubs you would be wasting your money save a grand more and get into a commercial unit
     
  8. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,121

    Mabye check into a used unit. Something like a fast track that could be bought for $5000 new could be bought for $4000 with a couple hundred hours on it?
     
  9. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,426

    Used Commercial unit.
     
  10. TJLANDS

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,669

    If your are looking for a true commercial ZTR and have the work I would put the 4000 down on a new ZTR and finance the rest over 3-4 years. Your costs would be minimal per month. I would do that instead of wasting money on a used mower or a homeowner class rider.
     

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