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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by zim bob the landscaper, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    Its up to him to decide what his budget is... On paper I couldn't afford a Z (had $ in bank, but not enough revenue to justify it), but in my plans and direction i'm taking the business with new work lined up, I could easily drop the cash for one.

    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
    Messages: 668

    A Lesco is a Tank same mower, used they are the best deal going. I saw one sell on Ebay with only 10 hours full warranty for 4400$. It was a 60 25 Kawie and for the money are good.
  3. Liquidfast

    Liquidfast LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 739

    I bought a cub from home depot thinking the new guys could learn on them and abuse them anyway they like and it s on my trailer when I cut now. I love that little thing. With the exception of the odd backfire when you stop it and restart it too soon, she purrrrrrssss like a kitten and takes a beating as good as a cheatin housewife <---bad joke.
  4. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,706

    i have 10 now which i hope to get 20 more which will bring me up to 30. also i dont think i can relay on my craftsman and bunton that much more. monthly income id say about $800 just lawn mowing. nor much but goos enough to pay bills. and my expences a month would be $200. for fuel, oil, air filters, ect. i would like to get one during the winter or early spring. with the bagger. which would add $1500 i got qouted $6499 on the 148Z and $1399 on the pump assist bagger.
  5. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    For that little amount, I think the cub rzt would be suffecient. But, if you still want to go commercial, i'm sticking with my oppinion[hustler fastrack].
  6. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,706

    i would like to go commercial because i dont want to get another peice of equipment for a long time. also i thought the fastrack was a residential.
  7. Eurosport

    Eurosport LawnSite Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 152

    Keep an eye on the used market and you can come up with some very good deals. Try to look for a commercial unit used by a homeowner.

    But I sure would not want to buy a ZTR with only $600 a month income (after gas expenses). Unless you come across a deal that is too good to turn down I would wait until you 100% have those other 20 accounts you want.
  8. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,706

    thats really good advice thanks also ill get the want ad. and also look on craigs list. im prbably gonna advertise with the money i get from clean ups and then with the money from snowplowing get the ztr.
  9. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    I never did cipher out whether or not you willing to go with a used unit, but anyway...

    Right now is a great time to pick up nice, fairly new used stuff... some guys getting out, end of season, etc..

    So with that in mind, simply check your local paper(s) and the net for used mowers that are reasonably close to you.... then check back in with us to tell what you have found.
    You just might come up with a highend mower for cheap.
  10. MattsMowing3535

    MattsMowing3535 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 385

    huslter fasttrack may be residentail but it is the best residentail out there it is basicly a low end commercail. best deal for the money. and with the few lawns you have it would work fine.

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