2006 Pricing for 60" ZTR's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CP Estates, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. CP Estates

    CP Estates LawnSite Member
    from North
    Messages: 45

    Although I seem to have made my mind up to purchase the new Gravely 260Z in the next few weeks, before I do I wanted to hear from you all where the pricing is for the top (you decide what that means) 2006 60" ZTR's.

    Is there a real sleeper of a machine out there that does a good / great job and can leave some green in my pocket?
  2. DUG

    DUG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    FerrisIndustries.com Alot of bang for the buck!
  3. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    I know for a fact Toro Z Masters 62" 27hp are 7800, tax included. I beleive Deere comes in considerably less for a similar machene.
  4. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    Lesco (just like Cub Cadet Commercial) 60" with 25 HP Kawasaki is $6299 on their website.
  5. Bay de Noc Lawn Car

    Bay de Noc Lawn Car LawnSite Member
    Messages: 161

    Grasshopper 223 $7200 = better cut + better machine + better hill side stability
  6. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    Better than....?

    Prove it....:laugh:
  7. Bay de Noc Lawn Car

    Bay de Noc Lawn Car LawnSite Member
    Messages: 161

    I run two gravely walk behinds they are great machines. I also run two grasshopper ztrs. I am in no way saying that the gravely 260 is not a fine machine, it is. I have run both machines that I mentioned, and I feel that the grasshopper is the better preforming machine. Here are a few of the areas I feel that the grasshopper is better: operator vision, quality of cut, evenness of cut, bagging options, attachments, company backup, overall stability on uneven terrain and hills, greasable spindles, better engine options, quick change attachments, more compact, I can't think of any more right now.

    Just my opinion.
  8. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    Alrighty, I thought you might be one of those guys that says their brand is better than ALL other brands. I'm glad to hear you're just comparing it to the Gravely. In fact, I would agree with most of the comparisons you made.
  9. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,278

    You may be right on some of those but its all a matter of oppinion really. My friend owns a mower shop and sells grasshopper ztr's. Well he tried to sell them. Nobody around here would buy them. Come to think of it I have never even seen one being used or on anybodys trailor for that matter. Makes ya wonder why? I have used gravely, scag, bobcat, bunton, exmark and I feel like I am missing another one. But anyway I would have to rate them like this.

    1. Gravely
    2. Tie between exmark and bobcat
    3 Bunton
    4. Scag

    Let me explain why. All the gravelys we have owned have been built like a tank, cut exceptionaly well, easy to maintain and easy to operate.

    The bobcats and exmarks have both cut exceptionaly well but have been harder to maintain (poor location for general maintenance items), dont feel like they are built quit as good (but still good) and they are easy to operate.

    The bunton cut pretty good but had no dealer support in my area other wise it was an ok mower

    The scags have all ben a POS from every angle you look at it. Poorly designed, horrible cut and harder to operate.

    Now again these are just my oppinion but the fact is all of them do what they are designed to do and they all do it fairly well (except for the scags we owned). So I say to the original thread starter, If you can get a fair price on the Gravely and have a good dealer that will support you if you need it then go for it. You wont be disappointed.
  10. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    I have to agree with that one.
    Just as good if not better in every catagory.
    Plus you keep 2-3K in your pocket.

    The Grasshoppers and the Gravelys are nice machines too.
    But I would not want less than 25hp (gas) on any 60" mower.

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