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Woods ZTR's?????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bigbob, May 5, 2000.

  1. bigbob

    bigbob LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I recently saw a couple of Woods ZTRs at my local John Deere dealer. They appear to by the typical midmount ZTR style. However, I have never heard of this brand, nor have seen any recent posts on this forum. Anybody out there have any experience with this brand?<p>----------<br>Bigbob<br>Houston, TX
  2. DMC300

    DMC300 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    I did get to look at these units at a dealer demo/expo,can't give to much info.on the ztr's as the emphasis was on bigger equip.They did look built heavy to me.<p>----------<br>DON<br>LIANNES' MOWING
  3. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,117

    I've seen them and there is a reason there are so few on guys trailers. They are not as good as the Dixies, Exmarks, Bobcats, etc. I have no idea what they cost because even if they were $1000 I wouldn't buy one. I'll pay $10,000 for a Dixie again.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I have a 1990 Woods CM-36 36&quot; mower. Woods at one time built their own mowers using plans licensed from Ferris. Right now they are selling 3 point mowers that they build themselves and ZTRs that are produced by Ariens (Gravely). My advice? Avoid them like the plague.
  5. jcjrfl

    jcjrfl LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Posts: 40

    woods is also the company that manufactures ztr's for sears (craftmans)B&S 17 hp engine with a 42 or 44 in deck and retails for $3500.

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