Woods ZRT

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PalmettoGreen, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. PalmettoGreen

    PalmettoGreen LawnSite Member
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    I'm looking at a used Wood's mower and was just wondering if any of you have had any experance with them. Model 5120

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  2. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I just don't think I would recommend that mower for any commercial use. There are so many more options that would be more productive. Not many woods fans around. They have had their mowers built by different company's over the years. I just dont think you will be happy with this mower unless your just a home owner or have plenty of time to kill.
     
  3. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is an OLD machine there.

    From back before so many improvements were made to front-mounts.
     
  4. Jay's Lawncare

    Jay's Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    I have two of them, one diesel and one gas. Believe it or not, once you have the decks properly adjusted with 1/4 inch rake and properly leveled, they cut very well. If you have a chance to buy this mower and it fits your price range, I say go for it, if the machine runs half as good as my two then you will be very pleased....Jay
     
  5. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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    i bet that takes up some space on the trailer
     
  6. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Got to love that third wheel-messes up the stripe, and punches you in the kidney when you hit a bump or hole!
     
  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
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    That is an old one. Grasshopper was building those for Woods back then. Very small machine designed only for homeowner use. Slow and loud transmissions.
     
  8. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well my neighbor has a Grasshopper almost identical but I didn't want to say until I was sure. If you gave me one for free to mow my lawns I would just have to quit. The one I was on was painfully slow, cut was ok but not great and it rode like a road wagon. You would be better off with a good walk behind. I see that some of you are fond of this model and I'm not knocking you but I just couldn't use it unless I had very small lawns and then there are better options.
     
  9. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a old customer that has a Wood just like that in his garage and he offered it to me if Id mow his yard a few times we would call it even. I was to busy at the time but I may go see him this week to check and see if the deal is still good.

    I don't know what your using now but if this is your first ZTR and the price is super reasonable. Id say go for it and find out just how much time, even a medium to slow ZTR can save you. But the price must be LOW. Other wise save your money and get a used pro-line commercial unit.

    Just my experience an opinion.
     
  10. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is that a 12 horse motor ? What cut width is the deck ?
    Seems it would be a strech for a 12, a 14 would not be much better.
     

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