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Exmark Lazer size question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AuburnGuy, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. AuburnGuy

    AuburnGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    I have been looking at Z's lately, and decided I will by and Exmark when and if i purchase one. My question is that It would be used mostly on residential yards less than 15k square feet. I was thinking about the 44", but the 48 or 52" may be about the same. We have a lot of hills in alabama so not all yards are flat. I just thought the 44 may be easier to maneuver in hilly, tight spaces. Any thoughts from experience would be appreciated.
     
  2. MY PUPPY

    MY PUPPY LawnSite Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 43

    I use two 52 inch lazer z hp they can mow large or small yards
    and they are great on hills lots of hills up here too.
     
  3. exmarklover

    exmarklover LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 44

    What kind of hills are we talking about?
     
  4. AuburnGuy

    AuburnGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    I don't mean huge hills, i just mean a lot of yards around here are not flat and seem have a lot of tight spots that may be hard to maneuver.
     
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    52 HP can hold hills. I mean hills. Anyway...the 52" is perfect for residential lawns. I'm mostly in residential work and I've bought 2 52" hp's over the last few years.
     
  6. lawndude2004

    lawndude2004 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    I say always go with a 60"- it has a wider wheelbase to handle hills, and being a zero turn it has the same maneuverabilty.
    Always go exmark. the sixty inch cuts much more area divided out over a day/week
     
  7. GREENANDYELLOW

    GREENANDYELLOW LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    War Eagle! I have found that all z mowers hold a hill to an extent, but when you get into a full size mower(lazer z, turf tiger, john deere 737/757) it has better traction.
     
  8. AuburnGuy

    AuburnGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Thanks guys. I'm not overly concerned about the hills. I have a wb and push if i can't ride. I'm just trying to see what size woud be the best for Residentials with small hills and tight areas 44, 48, or 52.
     
  9. AuburnGuy

    AuburnGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Oh and War Eagle Green and Yellow.
     
  10. TreffertLawnWrx

    TreffertLawnWrx LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    I have a the 52" hp and love It. I would say if you have a wb and a push to do the area's that "might" not be able to be done with the z, go with the 52". Plus resale will be alot easier with a 52" vs a 48" especially in a Z.
     

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