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Esperience and opinions with a 44" Phazer

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by LandscapeMasterpieceGA, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. LandscapeMasterpieceGA

    LandscapeMasterpieceGA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    I can get a pretty good deal (relatively) on a new Exmark 44" Phazer ztr and after comparing prices to decent 36" WBs (floating, hydro), I am leaning towards the ztr. Anyone here have first hand experience with one of these machines? I only do lawns under 20k sf, and 44" seems to be productive and versatile enough to make the price seem like a good value. It is for a solo "lawn boy".

  2. LandscapeMasterpieceGA

    LandscapeMasterpieceGA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    I forgot the whole purpose of my post! :{
    I meant experience.... on BERMUDA? 1-3" cuts? Mulching? TIA!
  3. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    44" is a godly machine because it gets thry 48" gates, and can do acreage also. pull a roller aerator or cart. I'll never buy another 48 again. just 44's and 60s. When we bought our 44 we sold our 36 walk behind bvecause we used it on 1 lawn after getting the 44
  4. LandscapeMasterpieceGA

    LandscapeMasterpieceGA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    thanks cc- anyone else have a 44?

    FIVE-0LAWNS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    What engine and pricing are you getting? Can you add a vac bagging system on it? I'm torn between the 44" exmark or the 48" Toro. Thanks
  6. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    I'm watching and waiting for some more feedback on this mower myself. I have the lazer hp 48" with essentially the same deck and can testify that it mulches well and gives a nice cut. It might be bettered by some other mowers without the baffles inside when mowing long tall weedpatches, but it's a confidence inspiring mower.

    I just have so many gates where a 44" will fit but the 48" won't, so the deck size is nice, especially since it has more trim-edge than the bigger framed HP's used to with the 44" deck. Probably not quite as agile on slopes, but gotta have a walk-behind around anyway.
  7. LandscapeMasterpieceGA

    LandscapeMasterpieceGA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    After doing some research and some test driving, I have settled on the new 42" Mini Z from Hustler. It is a full-out commercial grade piece, and WOW what a nice solid piece of equipment. For under $4500 I am excited about this machine. I implore all to check it out.

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