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Best 60" ZTR

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by brucec32, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    I'd like to know from owners opinions on what 60" ZTR they feel has reliability, good traction, and most of all a good cut and dispersion of clippings.
  2. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    I'd have to say the Lazer Z. Dependability is the main reason they have worked out all the bugs; their vac system(ultra vac) is awesome. I've given this question a lot of thought and yes I've tried and owned just about all of them. I love trying new stuff. Another bonus is resale,when the time comes you can sell them fast.
  3. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    I think all the major players are pretty damn close. I think a Dixie Chopper would work quite well for you in S. Florida.
  4. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    Oops, I'm talking about back in Atlanta. I am moving this month back from S. Florida. It would be cutting Tall Fescue and weedpatch lawns mostly so I'm looking for something to cut tall grass well.
  5. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    John Deere 757 60"!! The deck leaves a beautiful cut and throws clippings out real well. The side discharge chute from the deck is really wide. Find a dealer and let them set you up with a demo.
  6. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    my experience with 60's is limited to my gravely PM 260. But it cuts tall grass like a champ. I have a ditch that I mow once a month in season. The ditch is about 150 ft wide and 1/2 mile long. With the bahia and weeds in full season that is some serious growth to cut thru and I can still get about 3-4 miles per hour out of her with nearly full swath cutting (so long as I discharge out). I run doubles for that. This year I am thinking about switching to meg mow blades.

    I only have 120 hours on it, but the only problem I have had was a leak in the hydraulic reservoir. Fixed under warranty. anything else has been user error and minor at that. She is pretty heavy though if that is a concern.
  7. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    examples during and after.

    E side drainage smaller file.jpg

    E side drainage mowed smaller file.jpg

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