ZTRs or W/Bs: When, where and why?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by win1free, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. win1free

    win1free LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    For the crews that mainly run ZTRs: Why is it so?

    For the crews that mainly run W/Bs: Why is it so?

    I am trying to decide if I spend minimal money on a W/B and get a good ZTR or do I buy the best W/B and do not get a ZTR.

    It would be great to hear from people who have experience with both.

    My chosen dealer will call me soon when he places his next order for mowers and I need my decision made ASAP to get my equipment on that order.

    Thanks in advance.

    Troy
     
  2. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    I have a scag turf tiger and a scag wb,I'll keep the wb for hills,but I'll only buy ztrs from now on.But- my wb is not a hydro,a big,big horsepower hustler w/b may be different.
     
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    You can get a walk behind that has the same fetchers as a rider.
    John

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  4. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    Yup, 23 or 25 horsepower, 54 inch deck, same wheels as a stander, and it's a WB or rider for under $6,000.

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  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    YEAH!! what pete said!!:p
     
  6. win1free

    win1free LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    John,

    Which sulky do you use?

    Troy
     
  7. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Jungle wheels. Ive had a lot of sulkys in the past and for now its what floats my boat.
    John
     
  8. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    All ZTR's here. Too much to cut to mess with a WB.
     
  9. win1free

    win1free LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    Avery,

    What brand/size ZTR do you run that you do not need to deal with w/b.

    Troy
     

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