All things being equal, will a 60" w/b out produce a 52" zrt?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by We do 4 U, Oct 4, 2003.


All things being equal, Will a 60" hydro wb out produce a 52" zrt?

  1. Yes, any day

    4 vote(s)
  2. Not on your life

    10 vote(s)
  3. It would be close

    8 vote(s)
  1. We do 4 U

    We do 4 U LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    I was thinking like a Exmark 60" TT as compared to a 52" Lazer Z/ Hustler Super Z.
  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    Would all depend on the operators. :cool:
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 8,745

    good point paponte
  4. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    And properties of course as well as conditions (wet?) is it gonna have a sulky? If so I think it would be a real close one on open areas, because the TT does 6.8 mph I beleive and most ZTR's I see mowing are not going much faster, definatly not enough to make up for the smaller deck. My TTHP 52/17 mows at full speed (6.2mph) and I trust that a TT could as well.
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 8,745

    I would have to agree with everything said above. It depends on the driver, the conditions, and the property. And one that I feel is important as well, is how conditioned and maintained the piece of equipment is.
  6. beck

    beck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    The Lazer is capable of speeds up to 9.5 mph, The Turf tracer is capable of speeds up to 6.75.
    In exmarks table at 80% efficiency the walk behind would do about 3.3 acres/hr, where as the lazer would do 3.99.
    The lazer would be more effecient on smaller properties, because of the maneuverability and on larger properties because of a higher top speed.
  7. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    Close enough theoretically in the short term, but factor in higher fatigue, higher employee turnover, and higher medical costs from walking or riding a sulky instead of a's really no contest in the long run.

    Some things you have to look into deeper than mere minutes or dollars. Go walk for 10 years and tell me how your knees feel.

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