Cheapest 48-52 ZTR?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by matt1487, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. matt1487

    matt1487 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Got a larger contract that I will need a bigger mower but the biggest i can fit in my trailer is probably a 52. What are the cheapest brands and prices if possible?
  2. DavidR

    DavidR LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    If it is just for one job, look for a used machine.
  3. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,280

    Was at Lowes over the weekend and they had a discontinued 50" Troybult ZT, 22HP Kohler engine reg. price 3000$, it was marked down to 1900$. You wanted the cheapest, there it is. Don't think it would hold up to commercial use. My neighbor wanted to go in half with me and buy it for our own yards, we each have about 2acres flat. It would be nice to sit down and mow my own yard after using a 36" WB to mow my customers yards.
  4. Midstate Lawncare

    Midstate Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    If it is just for a season, or just for 1 property the home cheapo will last. Don't expect the world if you buy an acre in the desert.
  5. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,429

    Bad Boy is one of the lowest price Commercial units and are well built (5 guage steel electronic lift deck, Solid 7 guage frame, etc). A 48" to 52" runs between $5999 and $7295 depending on what motor you get. 23hp Vanguard, 30hp Kohler, or a 31hp Kawasaki. Their homeowner mower will be alot better than any other with a 26hp Briggs and a 50" deck it would run $4695. Has a 7 guage electronic lift deck etc.
  6. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
    Messages: 979

    I'd go with the 50' cub before the troy built
  7. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,429

    I just got my grandparents a brand new 07 48" Toro Timecutter zero turn from Home Depot for $1799!!! They had it on sale for $2199, and I just asked the manager what it would take to load it up today. I didn't know stores like that would deal with you like a pawn shop!! It has a little 16hp kohler I believe, didn't pay to much attention, so not exactly sure. Just excited to get them something they could afford. I think the retail is $2999.00
  8. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    Take a look at the Dixon RAM MAG 50" ZTR ... since it's the beginning of the season, you may be able to get it on sale, maybe around $ 4,700 !!
  9. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    you got a good deal....

    Yea I have been dealing with them and home depot for years.....

    while building fences.... I never paid retail price....

    Walk in and say I need 5000 pices of 4" fence slats... what can you do for me.

    they JUMP...

  10. matt1487

    matt1487 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Im looking for a commercial grade. Like the Bad Boys but all the dealers are in small towns in Ga, none near me. Ive got more account I just got this one account that I have to have a zero. I'm looking in the $5000 range and I could get a smaller size if I have to. Any other brands? Thanks

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