compact riders

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Willofalltrades, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

    I am buying a compact rider this spring. I am looking at the Toro Z450 with the 20hp Kohler, the Scag Tiger Cub with the 23hp Kaw and 52"deck, And the Exmark Lazer Z HP with the 27hp Kohler and the 56" deck. I plan to start out mulching and then eventually buy a bagger to handle the leaves in a few yards. Please provide your opinions, favorites, likes, dislikes, and comments so I buy the best compact out there. thanks
  2. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 721

    All are great machines,I have seen all do great cutting,and bagging. Although,exmark is far better at mulching as far as i can tell. what dealer is best?
  3. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,655

    The Exmark 27HP 56" deck really caught my eye when I first saw it. If you will be mulching and bagging I think you will want to go with the most HP that you can, which from the list you gave is the Exmark.
  4. greengiant9963

    greengiant9963 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 762

    I have the exmark 52hp with 23 horse. It is a great little mower. Leaves a great cut and is small enough to get into tight corners. I also have the ultra vac system for a bagging unit works good except on wet stuff.
  5. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    i think its the nicest one out there, the turbo force deck cant be beat, i have the mulch kit also, leaves a great cut....
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,959

    I don't know about compact, when you but on the bagger it will be pretty wide? Maybe a Walker would serve the compact aspect better?

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