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Worth It?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by eazy, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. eazy

    eazy LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 51

    I was just wanting to know if it is worth it to spend the extra
    2 to 3 thousand dollars on an exmark with the liquid cooled Kawasaki engine? Will be a 52 or a 60 inch cut ride!!

    Thanks for your time,
  2. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    What were you thinking about buying that would cause their to be a three thousand dollar difference in price? A Craftsman perhaps? Spend you money on high quality commercial equipment and you wont be disappointed.
  3. eazy

    eazy LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 51

    The exmark Z, thought I put that information in the opening.

  4. eazy

    eazy LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 51

    Anymore input?

  5. Flipperneck

    Flipperneck LawnSite Member
    Posts: 164

    I would buy it without the better engine, rip that one out as a backup and buy the other engine and throw it on. It would end up costing the same but you get a free engine.
  6. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 769

    If you're wanting quick feedback I don't think it will happen. I'm also a new member trying to decide on a new ZTR also wanting feedback. I've quit waiting and did searchs to determine what people think.

    Personally I wouldn't spend the extra, it all depends on how quick your return on investment will be. I'm small time, so 6K will be about what I made last year, and was the price that I've been looking at. I also will be paying cash.
    I'm going to start looking at used equipment but I want a 50" deck, and that might be hard to find.

    One thing though, most guys that do it for a living will tell you to buy the best equipment with the most HP.
  7. wattsup

    wattsup LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

    If there is a 3k difference it is not worth it. I bought a Lazer Z last year with the 27 Kohler and it has plenty of power. I can not in any way justify spending an extra 3k for basically the same mower. Just my opinion.

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