Bad boyz

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by clipperslawnservice, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. clipperslawnservice

    clipperslawnservice LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    Are the bad boyz mowers at my local tractor supply co. any good? how
    do they compare to the x-marks in price and dependability?:dizzy:
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    From what I have been told the mowers at TSC are all the home-owner grade mowers. So I guess they would compare to exmark's residential ztr, but not to any commercial mower, exmark or not.
  3. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,444

    Tractor Supply pays Bad Boy to carry their ZT & PUP series ZTR's :) With a BB ZT or Pup you get the same deck as the AOS diesel line up'; which is a commercial grade ADS mower deck & spindles, the ZT & Pup also offer's 48" 54" or 60" deck size options. BB decks are ALL 1/4" or 3 .ga thick , electric deck lift, greaseable zerk fittings on the ZTR frame. Engines options are Kawaski, Kohler, or Briggs Vanguard 23hp, 26hp, and a best in class 30hp:dizzy:. At any level Bad Boy offers more for your money, period.

    The eXmark Quest would be a compareable to the Bad Boy ZT or Pup.

    the eXmark quest offers only a 42" deck, and one engine option, the Briggs ELS engine in 20,22 or 24hp

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009
  4. GriffinLawnService

    GriffinLawnService LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    I own a bad boy an I have had it for going on 2 years now an I havent had any major problems from it. The service though I must say sucks. But thats a dealer issue an not a bad boy problem.
  5. dwight1moore

    dwight1moore LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    Bad Boys Bad Boys, What ya gonna do... What ya gonna do when we come for you? lol i have seen these advertised and have wondered about them myself.
  6. laird006

    laird006 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    Love mine. Had a 26hp lightning for a year and its an awesome machine. Got a great dealer locally. got about 60 hours on mine due to an injury last spring and not being able to push business like i wanted.
  7. sslopok

    sslopok LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    The Exmark Quest comes in a 48 and 52 inch cut. Can come with a 22 and 24 hp Briggs els, or a 23 hp Kohler command. I have the sales pamplet right in front of me. The 52" 24 hp was priced around 4500 here at local dealers.

    Not trying to butt in, just trying to clarify.
  8. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,429

    I think its a really good mower at TSC for homeowners with big yards, I really try to talk my commercial guys into buying the pups or lightnings, but we have a few using them as well. I would strongly recommend the 27hp Kohler over the 26hp briggs though, we are having really good luck with them. For a mower in the $5000 range with a 7 guage deck you wont find anything close. To some manufactures specks, some companies would call it a semi-commercial mower. It has the zt2800 transaxle hydro system on it. I would personnally try to buy from a dealer close by because he will be the one servicing for you anyways.
  9. sslopok

    sslopok LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    If you need to stay around the 5000 mark I would also go check out the Scag freedom z. I got my 52 inch, 26 horse briggs els for 5199.
    It also has the 7 gauge deck and has the roll bar.
    It is a good mix between res and light commercial.
  10. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,429

    Yeah, the zt 26hp Briggs 50" is $4695, and the 27hp Kohler 50" is $5295, but no roll bar. I like the kawasaki option a lot more than the briggs on the freedom, but thats just me, and you would be spending alot more

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