Best tractor/ZTR for slope

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by milchuck, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. MowingInAZ

    MowingInAZ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    It's just a matter of your preference. Personally I don't like to buy used (anything), so I would go with the GT5000. Craftsman should have enough power to get you up the slope easily.
  2. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    John Deere has the John Deere promise, where if you buy a mower and you don't like it for any reason for 90? days, you can bring it back for a full refund or trade it (for what you paid for it) towards a different model.

    I was offered a L-110 for $1200 back about 4 months ago. It only had 5 hours, the dealer said something about the owner didn't like the hydrostat and traded it using the JD Promise in on a gear drive. It listed for $1499 new.
  3. milchuck

    milchuck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    On the John Deere website, it lists the John Deere promise return period as 30 days, but it's nice to have it even that long. I may go back and talk to the JD guy tomorrow too, just to see how good a deal he would make me.
  4. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    I couldn't remember what it was, I knew it was either 30, 60, or 90. Either way its still a good way to do business.

    I will just say that if you have a good local dealer, you won't be disappointed, but if your dealer is not good, then see if you can find another one. There are good ones and there are bad ones.

    If you have a breakdown on a Craftsman and you go into Sears looking for parts, you will run into a bunch of people who will scratch their heads and give you buttkiss.

    If you have a breakdown with a John Deere, and you go to your dealer and tell them what is wrong, they will at least be able to give you a good idea of what's wrong and what will fix it, and how much it will cost. Also the parts can be gotten overnight if necessary and if your dealer is good, they should provide you a loaner if you have them work on yours. Sears can't touch that kind of product support.
  5. milchuck

    milchuck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Due to a series of turns and twists in my quest for the "perfect" lawnmower for my needs, I've about decided on the Cub Cadet LT1050. Hopefully no horror stories out there about this
  6. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    Regardless of what anyone may tell you MTD lawn tractors are excellent mowers for residential use for the money. My dad has one thats 14 years old thats been run hard and its still going strong. Just a few small things along the way. heck we have more little things go wrong with the engine than the machine itsself. That Cub cadet would be an excellent choice and $1999 is an excellent price for that size machine.

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