best residential mower?


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thanks for all the response on mower decks,it was a big help. now how about which mower to buy?in your opinion what would be the best all around mid deck ztr for 25 residential lawns,all dif. sizes small to large. do not want to rake clippings off lawn ,is there a good mulching deck to elimanate the clumping of clippings?i can spend around 7grand on mower.any advise here would be not want to purchase wrong machine.


No contest here.. Go with the eXmark Lazer Z or the eXmark HP. OR, a Walker.<p>In my opinion the eXmark is the best enginered mower on the market.. hands down.


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We buy Toro Z253 62&quot; 23hp Kohlers for 5800.00<p>I don't know if they're the best, but I think they may be the best value.


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That reminds me!:<p>I was test driving Bobcats Friday: <br>The ZT200 (I think) had a 23hp Kawi and 61&quot; deck- nice machine. Very similar to Lazer/Toro, etc. I like the vertical shaft engine configuration better than Exmark.<p>But what the *&^@ were they thinking with the 31hp Dihatsu 72&quot;?!?! The HOC adjustment must've been designed by a drunk engineer on a Saturday night before the Monday AM deadline! I'm serious, that has got to be one of the stupidest ideas I've seen on a lawn mower. I can't even descibe it. Check it out at your local Bobcat dealer.<p>Anyway Bobcat will sell alot of their 23 Kaw 61&quot; mowers, they're really nice.

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Chicago, IL USA
Hey Toro, I mean Lazer, are you going to change your screen name now? :) I couldn't resist. You make sure you report in on how these new Toro's perform once we get cutting. <p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>

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