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48 in -52 in commercial grade, zero turn, riding mower.. best mower for price! help

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by duelly44, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. duelly44

    duelly44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    appreciate alittle help here if anybody knows or has experiance... looking for commercial grade, zero turn, riding mower... ;)

    if anybody knows any info on any of these mowers or any mower not listed id appreciate it. looking for a mower around or below $7,000 THAT IS WORTH THE MONEY! :hammerhead:

    let me know if there is any mower I should cross of my list or should add to it! would appreciate anything. thanks! :help:

    Toro Z 400?
    Toro Z 450?
    Cub Cadet Enforcer?
    Scag Z cat?
    Scag Freedom?
    Scag Tiger Cub?
    Scag Wildcat?
    Bob Cat Procat?
    Bob Cat Fastcat?
    Gravely Prostance?
    Gravely compact 48Z?
    Gravely 148M (100 series)?
    Gravely 148 HDZ?
    Exmark Lazer Z CT?
    Exmark Lazer Z HP?
    John Deere Quiktrak?
    John Deere mini Z trak? 717/727?
    John Deere mid Z trak 737?
    Ferris IS 1500Z?
    Bad Boy Pup?
    Hustler Z
    hustler mini & standard
    Hustler super z
    Great Dane Surfer
    Great Dane Chariot
    Any dixie choppers?
    Any Bunton zero turn riders?
    Any Encore zero turn riders?
  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    From the list you have, I'd go with the Exmark HP.
  3. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,429

    Bad Boy is the most mower for the money. 10cc pumps, 10mph, full 1/4 in" pushbutton lift deck, 48" 23hp Vanguard $5999, 48" 30hp Kohler Command $6395, or 31hp Kawasaki 60" $7295 (not sure on the 48" or 52" with the Kawa...haven't had anybody ask yet). If you squeeze just $500 bucks more, you can get the 14mph Lightning 52" with the 26hp Liquid-Cooled Kawasaki, the 12cc pumps, 4 wheel suspension, the $500 dollar Michigan air-seat, and the liquid-cooled motor will last 50% longer than the air-cooled all for $7495. My favorite mower out of them all by far for the money!!
  4. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    Hard to pick when there are so many choices. The confusion sets in.
    I have been using an Exmark HP for years. Great mower. 48 inch 18 kohler
  5. greengoat

    greengoat LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 3

    HOw does cub cadet Rank??? anyone???
  6. duelly44

    duelly44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    haha. nooice. i know the confusion sets in... done my homework and it gets confusing...

    and ive been hearing worse and worse things from the cub cadet enforcer so i think i might ax it tomorrow
  7. bladecutter582

    bladecutter582 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    It can be daunting. But what would be great is , if you could afford just 1300.00 more then, you could purchase the greatest (I'll hear about this) mower on the market---

    Scag Turf Tiger 52" :drinkup:
  8. duelly44

    duelly44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    $1300 more?! they wanted close to 13 grand for that mower in my neck of the woods... about 90% positive it was the 52 inch too
  9. lzrj

    lzrj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    Can't go wrong with Exmark, Ferris, John Deere, or Scags. Scratch the others off. Those 4 are tops in commerical mowers. I personally have an Everride Warrior and I love it. Look up their website. You can get a Warrior 54" with 25 hp Kawi or 27 hp Kohler full size mower at a real good price right now. Cheaper than the other's mid size mowers. Ariens bought Everride but is continuing the line. I emailed Ariens with quetions and they sent my message around internally until my questions could be answered (Good Service). If you dont have a local store that deals with Everride then choose one of the other so you can get service if you need it. That is the only complaint I have with mine even though I really havent needed service yet that I could not handle. But I do have a good local place that will work on mine if needed.
  10. bladecutter582

    bladecutter582 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    A dealer in Birmingham had a 07 new in the box and he wanted it otd for $8500.00 two months ago. I just bought a new 08 three weeks ago otd for 10865.00 61" /29dfi Kaw. The price on Scags do vary. I've seen here for sometime that the further north of the Mason & Dixon you go "It seems the higher they are."


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