Which to buy?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RickR1818, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. RickR1818

    RickR1818 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am trying to decide on either buying a used Quick 36 or a Gravely 34 Z. This will be my main mower. If you had to choose, which would you buy. Quick 36 Samurai 2007 80hrs $2300 Gravely 34Z 2006 15hp Kaw 500hrs $2700?
     
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I would go with the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz:waving:

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  3. BUCKEYE MOWING

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What kind of properties are you mowing ?
     
  4. RickR1818

    RickR1818 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thats a good question! lol. Actually, right now I would say 1/4 acre or less. I have about 10 accounts but I am looking to grow tremendously this year. That is why I am so conflicted with my decision. I love the ability to sit on the Z but the Quick is such a good deal.
     
  5. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
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    I personally would go with the 34" ZTR in light of your desire to substantially grow the business this year !!
     
  6. RickR1818

    RickR1818 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Cmon, I know more of you have to have an opinion.
     
  7. greengiant9963

    greengiant9963 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Gravely 34 Z is faster in open areas, quick height adjustment where the quick 36 will take a few minutes to adjust the height , less fatigue after a long day with the 34 Z. Advantages of the quick 36 is price, very lightweight and compact, will not rut a lawn up in wet conditions, also better on hills.
     
  8. BUCKEYE MOWING

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    For those small props. I would go with the quick and order a step saver. When you grow then you can add a 48 in. + Z when it's truly needed.
     
  9. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
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    My opinion. Unless a majority of your properties have small gates to go through, get the largest mower that will manuever around the obstacles on your properties. I have a 66 ZT and a 44 WB. Thats all I carry. Personally I will never go smaller than 48 again. Fact is Im thinking about a 52 for my small mower. I had about 10 properties when I started out and used the 44 WB. It gets real old really fast and you just cant do the properties fast enough with a small WB. At this point, I would turn down a property with a small gate rather than own a smaller mower. Remember, you wanted opinions and thats just mine.
     
  10. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    You are really not going to want to walk all summer when it 90 degrees, I hardly want to sit when its that temperature let alone walk. The z is going to let you get those properties done quicker and have more time to do more lawns.
     

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