ztr deck question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hawkeye, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. hawkeye

    hawkeye LawnSite Member
    Posts: 94

    I am looking to buy my first "entry level" zturn and I noticed mowers like exmark, scag, grasshopper and bobcat have 4 chains holding up the deck. Is this good? A cub enforcer or tank series doesn't seem to have these chains so is their deck better? I know it looks better but does it cut better? I am confused so input would be appreciated! Feel free to offer suggestions toward a specific mower brand- thanks
     
  2. tm292001

    tm292001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Chains equal no bushings or bearings to repair or replace. So I would say chains are very simple and a good design.
     
  3. hawkeye

    hawkeye LawnSite Member
    Posts: 94

    any suggestions on what brand I should look into using this type of deck?
     
  4. TurfControl

    TurfControl LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Just get whatever mower that fits into your budget. A mower is only as good as its operater. If you run into things and run over things, don't change oil, never grease it up and never sharpen the blades. Then your mower is gonna suck. All those mowers you listed are good mowers and will do good for you as long as you take care of it.

    Prices are usually a reflection of the mowers features. Some have all the bells and whistles. Some are very basic. To me it has always been more features more problems. I like to keep it simple. Bottom line, take care of your mower.
     
  5. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,499

    decks hang so if you hit a stump they move doing less damage. Ask guys in your area, i have big lawns so i run 61" bobcat ztr my dealer is the best, i am never down for more than an hour, and if i am down longer i take a demo unit for the day.
     

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