ZTR Decision To Make

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by srqlawn, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. srqlawn

    srqlawn LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 45

    Starting a lawn care business and need to make a choice in a ZTR. Looking primarily at 3 different mowers....Grasshopper, EXmark and Husqvarna. Any input (positive/negative) from experience with these would be greatly appreciated. BTW: I am purchasing this equipment new. Thanks.
     
  2. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,578

    Exmark. Great mulchers.
     
  3. srqlawn

    srqlawn LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 45

    I have had two separate dealers (who had both eXmark and Grasshopper) tell me the Grasshopper over the X-mark. But I tend to believe that means they make a little more money based on their recommendation.
     
  4. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sales pitch I would imagine. Nothing wrong with the grasshopper, but Exmark is very popular on this site and the Triton deck is hard to beat.
     
  5. srqlawn

    srqlawn LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 45

    I have heard they had some problems with that deck in the past.... any insight on that?
     
  6. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,578

    I've only used one and it was a loaner from my dealer when my Z was getting fixed. It was the 60" triton deck. I didn't notice any problems. Im sure others on this site can provide a more informative answer.
     

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