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ZTR Magazine

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Envy Lawn Service, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    I was reading the Super Z v/s Lazer HP thread when this occured to me.....

    There should be a ZTR Magazine...

    You know, like ATV magazine or whatever. They could do some good un-biased shootouts between brands and such. Long term service reports, you know things like that.

    I for one would subscribe!
  2. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    Are you proposing a Consumer Reports type of magazine for the Landscape/Lawncare fields?
    Where do i send the check for my subscription???

  3. The only way this will work, is if the magazine buys the mowers.

    Jim K (Turf Mag) and I and many others tried, but none of the mgf wanted to partisipate.
  4. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    Are they (turf mag.) still doing that article "Talking about my gear"?

    I must not have renewed my subscription, haven't seen one in a long time.
  5. Got to have people send in their stuff.

    Subscription is free.
  6. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,619

    Of course the magazine don't want to participate. They would start loosing add revenue from mower manufacturers. Why advertise in a magazine if your not picked as a good mower or if you are picked as a bad cutting/scalping,etc. mower.
  7. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    Such a magazine would make buying decisons easier for us but it could make or break manufacturers if the tests are accurate & fair. I don't see them wanting to take that chance. They also have to worry about the tests not being fair. The magazine would have to buy the mowers & not be paid for advertisements for this to work.
  8. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,076

    This would be a very pricey subscription fee for this "ZTR Magazine." The high price would be due to a limited subscriber base and very expensive equipment for the magazine to purchase for truly unbiased testing and reporting of results.

  9. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    Why couldn't members of lawnsite,in same area,bring their equip. to a members place and compare each others??
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501


    We're talking lawn mowers here bud...not 6 and 7 figure yachts!

    Something like you're asking for I don't think will ever happen. It would be nice though for our benefit.

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