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Cheapest Quality ZTR

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MightyMc12, May 26, 2005.

  1. MightyMc12

    MightyMc12 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    I have just signed on to do a couple good sized parks, and deffinetly need to upgrade equipment. I need something with a 42" deck at least. Would it be more cost effective to go with a ztr or walkbehind... oh yeah and price is a large factor.
  2. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    Maybe go with a 54" Lesco ztr. I think they are rite at 6K or less and you are not walking or riding behind the mower all day.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    You can get a real commercial 48" belt drive walkbehind for 3 grand. Hydro walk around $4500.
  4. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    I would say it depends on the terrain and how much you are making per cut before I would decide to get a WB / Z / Stander. Lots of trees and beds, a hydro WB or Stander may be better. Wide open mowing with minimal trimming, and a Z would probably be the best bet. Need a little more info..
  5. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    54 inch Lesco. I have one. Just under 6 grand
  6. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    Standers you can get a 52" around $6000.

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