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what ztr to get

Poll closed Sep 26, 2006.
  1. cub cadet: M48-kw tank air cooled

    5 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. walker: 48" GHS 20hp air cooled

    8 vote(s)
    22.9%
  3. gravely: 148Z 21 kawi or 252Z 25 kawi

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  4. lazer Z hp: 48" dont know hp

    12 vote(s)
    34.3%
  5. other (please list) no husq. or dixon

    8 vote(s)
    22.9%
  1. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    which mower should i get for 2007?
     
  2. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,332

    How many lawns, what conditions, gates or no gates? Mulch or bag? Perfect lawns, or not so great? And most importantly, what price range? Cause that walker would be about $9000 new, i would guess...
     
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    What about hustler or toro. The turbo force deck is definitly something to consider IMO!
     
  4. Rons Rightway Lawncare

    Rons Rightway Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,163

    Why would you pay so much more to sit down and ride a mower with only a 48 inch deck? I wouldn't even consider buying a rider with a deck smaller than 52 inches and that is even a bit too small.

    If all you want is a 48, then get a nice hydro walkbehind and a velkie or a Wright Stander....
     
  5. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    well next year i might have 2 commercials and 30 accounts. some have gates some dont but i dont mind using a 21" mower in gates. some are perfect lawns some arnt. i know a walker is $9000+ but it would be ideal for my lawns since all of them have oceans of leaves.
     
  6. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    well i dont wants a 60 or 72" deck i would like somthing smaller i would not need it because i would like to get in some tight spots with it since my w/b is 52". im also getting a ztr because my dad. he can walk but hes sore from his knee problems and because he had open heart sergery this year and it takes a long time for it to completly heal. and since he drives truck its gonna take even longer. for one he pulls himslef in the truck. has to shift all day. crank the canvis. steer the steerinf wheel since its twice the size of a pickups and also have to steer alot more since it doesnt take one time around to steer.
     
  7. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    yes i am considering them just couldent fit it in.
     
  8. Buckeye Lawncare

    Buckeye Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    I would go with Exmark. I got a 52'' WB and a 60'' ZTR. The rider has 750 hours (Kohler engine) on it and not had any problems with it still starts right up. I would stay away from Kawi engines they are quiet but they are expensive to repair and they don't last as long. I am speaking from experience, the guy I worked for last year always had problems with his kawi engines. I've seen Exmark ZTR with Kohler engines go for 2500-4000 hours before anything major needs repaired.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is MY opinion and my opinion only, therefore I don't want to argue with anybody about which mowers and engines are the best and which are not.
     
  9. WildWest

    WildWest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 384

    I have a Lazer HP, I love it! 48" deck 21 hp Kawisaki

    As for a walker I've got a 36" j.d., it's nice to get in a gated back yard and step on the sulkey and go! Expecially if you run into some big back yards...walking behind a 21 or 22" would suck!
     
  10. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    if you dont mind me askin how much did the lazer Z HP 48" 21hp kawi cost you?
    thanks
     

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