48in walk behind toro or 48in ztr to start

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mowermonkey, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. mowermonkey

    mowermonkey LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 8

    i was curious if some one could give me some help on this one. I know i at least want to get a 48in. toro but which would be the best for just starting out. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    I'd get the walk behind, for hillside stability.
  3. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 859

    Depends on the properties you are servicing. For starting out to keep overhead low I would chose a 48" belt dive. Later on when you are more established move up to a larger ZTR. Also like Appalachian landscape said, a walk behind can hold hills that a ZTR can't. This is very important if you can only buy one machine.
  4. jarroo's lawncare

    jarroo's lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    i would get a 48in. walkbehind fixed deck hydro i just got a 48in. exmark viking i give it two thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    like stated above, what is your budget and what type of properties are you maintaining? Those should be the questions that you ask yourself
  6. mowermonkey

    mowermonkey LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 8

    thanks guys i was looking for some suggestion between the two. I have been debating between the two for awhile.

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