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Zero Turn 34' mower worth it???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lonestarlandscaping, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. lonestarlandscaping

    lonestarlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    I have been looking into buying a 34 inch Z rider. I looked at the Encore 34 the Exmark phazer and the Toro 34. Is it worth $4500.00 if I already have 2 belt driven 32's? Also is a Wright stander better than a small zero turn?
  2. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    I have a 34" phazer and like it. I had a 32" toro w/b before that but find the 34" rider a really good deal. More hp and hydro trans. I got mine on promo for $4000.
  3. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,522

    You can pick up an Exmark Phazer here for $3995. Imo, riding is better than walking anytime except when it's really wet and soggy. Can't comment on the stander as I've never used one.
  4. greengiant9963

    greengiant9963 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 761

    You also might want to look at the Gravely 34Z. A very well built little mower. Also the Scag Z Cat is a nice unit.
  5. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Unless you have a LOT of small gates, I don't think it's worth it. Especially if you already have 2 - 32's.
  6. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    A 34 rider is well worth the money. I have the gravely, but I bought it before most of the others came out. If I were to get one now it would be a exmark, dixie, or toro. I bought it to save on fatiuge, and it does so more than I thought, but also saves alot of time and can do many other things a w/b or stander cant do.

  7. Jordan River

    Jordan River LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    I'm a one man show and the Toro Z Master with 19hp kawi and floating deck have made me more efficient and reduced fatigue which allow me to do a better job and make more money. A lot of my gates are small. BUT, my Toro doesn't like slopes.
  8. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 926

    $4500 for the Phazer is a little high, my local dealer has them for $3895 but I Love Exmark and would go that route....depends on how close your local dealer is and your relationship with them.....if you have a good relationship with on thats 15-20mins further away that can get you in and out faster it's time saving which results in more money for you!
  9. VMS

    VMS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    check out the scag zcat, a liitle harder to find but well worth the money and built like a tank.:usflag:
  10. paradise32258

    paradise32258 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

    just bought an ariens 34'... i know there cheap but i traded a wore out 21'' toro for it and 400.00 bucks for a new engine for it.. but i used it last week and it has helped were i couldnt fit my 48'' great dane in small back yards.. but i think its all about dealer relationships go were you feel comfortable with them , i have an exmark dealer less than a mile from my house and i dont shop there, so go with what you know works.

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