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Which to buy?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PeteB, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. PeteB

    PeteB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    1999 Toro Z Master 252L 52" Kawi 23 HP 350 hrs.

    OR

    2001 Walker GHS Kohler 26 HP 1600 hrs.

    Same asking price.

    Thanks.
     
  2. PeteB

    PeteB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    bump to the top
     
  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    Well the walker will pick leaves up better, but will be slow even with a speed up kit.

    What are your conditions and types of yards up there?

    Are you cutting 5 acre commercials or small residential?

    We need more info to help you out.
     
  4. PeteB

    PeteB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    Mix of KBG and fescue.

    A few Residentials that don't request collecting (2-3 acres) where I do the fall cleanups also.

    Several small residentials also where some would prefer collecting (.5 acre lots) where I do the fall cleanup as well.

    1 new-to-me commercial that doesn't have a preference for collecting or not.

    I guess I'm also wondering if the hours on either machine make much of a difference.

    Thanks!
     
  5. PeteB

    PeteB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    Bump for more opinions.
    Thanks!
     
  6. PeteB

    PeteB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    Bumpin' again.
     
  7. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,684

    yea, you have a huge difference in run time on those two machines. Id go with the toro, maker some money and find a bagger for it, even a side bagger would do.
     
  8. PeteB

    PeteB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    That's what I was leaning towards. The hours are nice and low, and the mower has been well-maintained.

    Thanks for the input!
     
  9. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,684

    yea, and Toro makes a nice ZTR. Good luck with your new purchase whatever one you get!!
     
  10. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    Get the toro it will allow you to cut more lawns a day.
     

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