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Zero Turn thats is reliable

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by finkster, May 10, 2008.

  1. finkster

    finkster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Newer Business needing to make the switch from JD 46" tractor to a nice Zero Turn that won't break my Bank, But will give me worry free residential customer mowing. I would like to have a 52" to 60" deck that provides a nice cut. My budget would like to be around 4000.00-6000.00??? Am I dreaming or will I be looking at someones used ZT???
    PS: trading in the JD I hope

    Thank You to everyone that posts
  2. lawnboy858

    lawnboy858 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 344

    Of course I'm going to say Toro, being that I own one, but you will also get a quality mower with Exmark, Scag, John Deere, ect. They all offer very nice mowers.

    I like the Zmaster with the Turbo Force deck. It leaves a nice cut, and also has adjustable baffles so you can fine tune the cutting deck per your conditions on the fly.

    To be honest, it comes down to which one performs the best in the grass and conditions you mow in.

    If I were you I would demo a couple of your top picks and make your decision based on quality of cut, best dealer support, PRICE, and productivity.

  3. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    I'm having good luck so far with my Enforcer. It's entry level commercial and cuts very good. Cub Cadet offers a power assist bagger for it as well. Of course you have all the other brands. Do like lawnboy mentioned and demo as many as you can and base you decision off price, dealer service and cut, in no particular order.
  4. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 2,246

    go w/ dealer support. i love exmark, but scag,gravely, and toro make great machines. i didnt like my john deere though, good cut but it didnt have enough volume to handle tough grass. the others mentioned have great cuts and handle the crap that youre gonna cut eventually.
  5. drains

    drains LawnSite Member
    Posts: 177

    Bad Boy at Tractor Supply is 4995.00. I never demoed one but from its looks I think its pretty heavy duty equipment but not enough history for me to feel comfortable about it. I bought a Gravely 152XDZ recently after demoing several major brands in my area and am still satisfied that I got what I needed for my situation. Thats the key, whats right for your situation? Get one from a reputable dealer they are solid gold whatever the price for the machine. Good luck.
  6. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    actually your in luck because the one guy tom on here just put his turf tiger up for sale http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=229614 eastlake ohio
  7. badluck

    badluck LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    gravely is the best mower
  8. CAT MAN

    CAT MAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 330

    a john deere 757 with a 60" would be a good one, but I like big so thats my 2 cents
  9. finkster

    finkster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    You all are right on about DEMOING a machine. I like the Dixion mowers, anyone using or used Dixion? I hear alot about TORO and this Turboforce deck what is this? I also think like everyone here is SERVICE and havin a shop with loaner mowers is a PLUS.

    Thank You Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,224

    Keep an open mind and go demo a Bad Boy Lightning (slightly above your price range) and a Bad Boy Pup (in your price range).
    After that, try to find something else better in the same price range and let me know if you have found anything... :rolleyes:

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