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52 or 60 Inch ZTR

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Robert D, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Robert D

    Robert D LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2

    I have a 48" WB and was looking to buy either a 52" or 60" ZTR. I am a two man company with me being full time the second one part time. I also own another business where I am at 4- 5 days a week.

    I am using the 48" belt driven WB and it does a great job until it rains. But this coming year I will have more lawns in the range of the 15 - 20 and only have a two days a week to get them done.

    My question is since I have the 48" WB I want to get a ZTR to make things faster. Most of my lawns are under an acre and are people houses. I am targeting business but their lawns are maybe two acres. It is smarter for me to get a 52" or a 60" the difference is about $500.00 more for the bigger one.

    I need the pros and cons of getting either one for my business.

    Thank you
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008
  2. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    Definitely the 60" imo. I felt the same way only about buying a 72", and now I hardly ever use the 60". Good Luck.
  3. ealbertson

    ealbertson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    The bigger the better. You won't regret the 60 as long as you keep the 48 for the small areas. I am with the previous post. I had a 60 ztr and a 72. I only kept the 60 one season and now have three 72s and a 60" walk behind.

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