ZTR cheapest to work on

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Shady Brook, Sep 6, 2002.

  1. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    I am getting ready to buy a new ZTR, and am currious if anyone has any real world experience on which models are the least likely to breakdown, and which are the least expensive parts wise. I realize many have similar hydro pumps, and engine combo's. What about some of the other "wear" parts that might fail. For example, I just lost a part on my Turf Junker, I mean Tiger, it was a push arm. $90 my cost for a triangular piece of metal with a swivel on one end, and a grease xerk on the other. I bought it, asked no questions, installed in the parking lot and continued on. When I got home, welded the old back together for a spare, and got the bill and stroked! Carberator for my 20 Liquid cooled engine was nearly $200, which I realize is a Kaw issue.

    I would be intrested in any input.

    Thanks
    Jay
     
  2. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    you r gonna get as many answers to this question as there are machines....everybody has thier favorites.
     
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    things on quality equipment is just high bud. just bought 2 belts for my lazer at 95 bucks. mabe u could look at the bobcats. some think they are a solid machine ,and ive seen some good deals on them. of course that dont mean pts are cheap tho. good luck in u looking.
    and by the way a lazer is my choice.
    good machine and i know how to work onum.
     

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