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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Mr.Lawn, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. Mr.Lawn

    Mr.Lawn LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 93

    :usflag: I have been trying to find out if you had a choice between a walking mower or a zero turn mower what would you prefer and why??? Thanks
  2. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,157

    Depends on mowing conditions ,size of lot. W.B. mowers hold better on hills. W.B. can fit thru most gates,do to there smaller size. Although now some Z 'S can now also fit. WB. behinds are alot cheaper.
  3. Grass-Masters

    Grass-Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    I have found that ZTR's are only needed on lots over an acre. Walk behinds are easier to learn to use, less likely to tear turf. Just my opinion.
  4. Prestige-Lawncare

    Prestige-Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 753

    I pretty much agree. To me ... a ZTR on anything less then ¾ acre is a waste of time and more trouble as far as maybe damage to the turf on turns.

    Less then ¾ acre ... use a WB
    Properties ¾ and up .. a ZTR will cut time.

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