do you use zero turn? not lawn tractor?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by dcpark, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. dcpark

    dcpark LawnSite Member
    from LA
    Messages: 5

    when i see, zero turn and lawn tractor are almost same.

    what is different between them?

    and, don't you use lawn tractor commercially?

    when do you use zero turn and lawn tractor?

    thank you for your answer, in advance.
  2. Eric D

    Eric D LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Mr, Parks,

    Seeing there is no simple answer to your question I would highly suggest you spend sometime reading thru the numerous postings that deal with your same question. This website has a very good search engine that by putting in your exact question you can find hundreds of responses.

    The bottom line on zero to lawn tractor is the zero is; faster, better cut, more durable, and can get into tighter areas. Time is money and the zeros win hands down in the speed area.

    Best of luck.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Maybe it's because the two machines are not even close to being the same?
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    A zero turn is just what it says it turn, it can turn 180 in the same footprint, a lawn tractor has to make a long arc like a car to turn around.
  5. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    It depends on who you target.....

    out here on the country we have many small lawn tractors working the fields.

    it's true a ZTR simply will NOT do an efficent job on a 5 to 6 acer field.

    where as a small lawn tractor would...." small brushhog is what your talking about" ?

    a ZTR simply cant cut taller grasses quickly, there for more of a finer cut lake a lawn....

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