Which ZTR for under $10K for 4 Acre Homeowner

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Olympus, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. pete326

    pete326 LawnSite Member
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    I'm sure it varies based on region and dealer, but the place near me wants $9500 plus tax but including delivery and set-up. With some haggling, you should be able to do a bit better. Like I said before, the damn thing weighs almost 1600 pounds so it's definitely put together.
     
  2. mts25

    mts25 LawnSite Member
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    The Ferris 2100z is replacing the 2000z though my understanding is there isn't much difference between the two other than the 2100z having integrated pumps and the 2000z not. You might be able to find a good deal on a left-over 2000z, but if not, a 61" 2100z with either a 26hp Kawasaki, a 29hp Kohler EFI or 32hp Vanguard big block should all be able to be purchased for your $10k budget out the door including tax. Easy to do the $10k including tax on the 26hp Kawasaki motor one, the other two might take a little haggling but should both be very doable.
     
  3. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think you would be happy with a scag cheetah or ferris. Kubota is not all that expensive for what they are. The new z700 is a nice machine but will ride rough like any other mower besides ferris and scag cheetah.
     
  4. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Kubotas aren't a mower for manicured lawns.
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  5. pete326

    pete326 LawnSite Member
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    Well, they should be for what they cost. If not for manicured lawns, what type of lawns is a Kubota intended for?
     
  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Production

    They're decks aren't able to stripe deep. It's wide open for processing grass.

    Exmark, gravely, husq and Deere are some of the best striping decks for fescue
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  7. pete326

    pete326 LawnSite Member
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    I like my lawn (fescue and bluegrass) looking pristine and nicely striped ... sort of like a major league ballpark. That said, should I assume Kubota would not be a good choice for me?
     
  8. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My neighbor has a Kubota, I have a Cheetah. Both leave great stripes with an edge to the Cheetah. PS the Kubota he has is well over $10k
     
  9. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Neither one of the mowers aren't great for a healthy fescue stripe.

    They just don't have the suction to do it
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  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Demo. They are solid mowers if you have acerage. But for healthy lawns I wouldn't use one I don't care for the stripes.

    And they are expensive. Lol
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