Which Z to buy!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by xtreeman, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. xtreeman

    xtreeman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Hello Lanscape Pro's,
    I just started looking in to ZTR's for using on my Christmas tree farm. My trees are space at 9' rows, so my 6' finish mower and tractor tires are getting too close to my trees. As the trees are growing, I need to go to a different mower (probably a 60"). I have read several post's regarding brands and have heard some good remarks on Xmark, Dixie chopper, and Scag. I have dealers within 30 miles from me that sell these brands. The terrain is a little rough. I will also mow approximately 3 acres of my yard and try to pick up some work on the side as well. I have a few slight grades to deal with also. I am happy with the realiablity and use of my Kubota L2500 tractor, so I would like to look at the Kubota ZTR's as well. Any inpute will be appreciated.
     
  2. timinkc

    timinkc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    I just traded in my 2002 John Deere 757 Z-Trac 60" for a 2004...i love them! It is worth mentioning though that I live within 2 miles of my dealer and he's great...1st year if i have trouble they send someone to me to fix it and give me a loaner if i need it.
     
  3. BLC3

    BLC3 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    Hustler , if there is a dealer near you.
    They are built like and tank.
     
  4. GREENANDYELLOW

    GREENANDYELLOW LawnSite Member
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    if there is a dealer close the john deere 757/60 is a great machine with a good warranty.
     
  5. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    I run 3 exmark lazers, all 60". VERY, VERY good machines.
     
  6. xtreeman

    xtreeman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Deere guys,
    Sorry I didn't even consider the Deere. The dealer of Xmark, Ferris, Kubota, didn't even show me his Deere line.
    How do the Z's handle on rough terrain and slopes?
     
  7. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,973

    toro z588e. check them out on the toro.com website, I have one and am very impressed with it.
     
  8. protouchlawn

    protouchlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    LOOK AT THE jOHN dEERE 757 IF YOU CAN FIND A GOOD DEALER.
    THE STABILITY IS REALLY IMPRESSIVE TO ME .MY WIFE IS FROM THAT AREA SO I KNOW YOUR TERRAIN
     
  9. sgoalie23

    sgoalie23 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 195

    go with the exmark lazer z 60". you will not be dissapointed
     
  10. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 641

    See which one has the most offset deck to get under the limbs better. May want to consider a front mount deck mower.
     

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