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Another ZTR Question

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by bigjoedo, May 5, 2010.

  1. bigjoedo

    bigjoedo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82


    I have been looking at the TORO Timecutter Z4200 for mowing a 2 acre lawn with a lot flower beds and trees. This will replace an old Country Clipper which I'm not sure can be fixed. For a Residential ZTR less than $3500 is this my best bet? I've also looked at John Deere EZTraK Z225, Cub Cadet RZT42 I would love a commercial duty, Hustler, Bad Boy , Skag etc. but that is outside my price range. Can you include pros and cons of why one is better?Thanks

  2. thomasglenn

    thomasglenn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    I'm by far not an expert in the ztr market but will give my opinion. Sounds like you are looking at the big box stores. I have researched residential for about the past month and ended up with an exmark quest sp. I got mine for 5349$ delivered. I say check your local commercial dealers and get as close to your price range as you can and finance the rest. I had a choice of scag or exmark, the scag dealer was rude to me on the phone, that made my decision for me. This is my first ztr so I am easily impressed and love it. FYI, I have heard some very bad stories about some very bad experiences with the box store ztr mowers. I have a friend with a toro from the store with the orange logo, it is less than 2 years old and has been in the shop more than out.
  3. rtharris

    rtharris LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 288

    u can get a 48 in badboy @ tsc for 3495 and it is tough as nails and cuts as smooth as a commercial mower i know because i own one
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  4. Sport42

    Sport42 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    You can also get a Hustler Sport 48 for that price ($3,500), or a 42 for 3,000. The Hustler and Bad Boy are built much better and stronger than the Toro.
  5. lawnstriper23

    lawnstriper23 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Hustler SPort 42 owner here and I love it......

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