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Zero Turn Mower Recommendation

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HUNTER1, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. HUNTER1

    HUNTER1 LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 4

    Hey guys, I just finished building my first home and planted some bermuda grass this weekend. I have a 2 acre lot.

    Obviously I'm in the market for a zero turn mower and need some assistance with choices. I want a mower that will make cutting time short and enjoyable. I also want a mower that is well built and durable. That being said I was planning on buying a commercial grade mower. My budget is about 7000 dollars.

    After lots of research and shopping, (considering my limited knowlege on the subject) - I've come to like the snapper pro 61 inch cut (kawasaki engine) for $7000.

    What are yalls thoughts on this mower - any better options or suggestions that immediatley pop into your mind.

    All help is appreciated
     
  2. MOHUSTLER

    MOHUSTLER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,376

    They are fantastic mowers. Great cut and smooth steering. You will not be disapointed in that mower.
     
  3. BestImpressions99

    BestImpressions99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 491

    For a homeowner wanting pro quality you can get a hustler home version and be happy and content for YEARS to come. The pro mowers are built for 10 hour use days 5 days a week totaling thousands of hours in the life of the mower. You'll be lucky to put 2 hours a week on the thing. By the time you need a new one you'll probably have bought another one.

    Now if your bound and determined to get a pro mower even though you don't necessarily NEED one, Snapper is ok, I'd try to find a close out on previous year Toro, Exmark or Scag. Something else to think about is the added expense of the suspension seat you'll end up getting because a ZTR will kill your back. So with that said, you can get a nice large decked walk behind and be VERY happy with it. You're talking about minutes difference in cutting time and hundreds if not close to a thousand or more difference in price, including a two wheel sulky.
     
  4. HUNTER1

    HUNTER1 LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 4

    how long should i expect to spend mowing 2 acreas with a snapper pro 61 inch?
     
  5. MOHUSTLER

    MOHUSTLER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,376

    30-45 minutes tops. Saying that you dont have 400 trees.
     

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