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Help! Toro ZTR or Kubota garden tractor?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by chelseasf, May 1, 2002.

  1. chelseasf

    chelseasf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I have about 4 acres to mow, sort of hilly with some trees.

    I was looking at a Kubota TG1860, which is 18hp and a 54" deck.

    But would something like a Toro Timecutter Z-mower be better for my needs?

    The only downside I can see to the Toro is that the Kubota would be able to handle snowplowing, if I decide to do that.
  2. Catcher

    Catcher LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    Hi there,
    if you're considering doing a lot with attachments like rototilling etc. you may be better served going with a nice tractor.
    If the most of your work is going to be mowing, why not try a ZTR with a 'front-mounted' deck? This would allow you to attach a blade or snow-blower to the unit as well.
    Woods and Grasshopper make some nice models, the decks flip up for easy cleaning and servicing. They are also a bit better constructed than the Toro, featuring heavier gauge material which is welded together instead of the stamped out design of the timecutter.
    I used to mow 3 acres with a tractor, took me about 4 hours with pushmowing etc, now I do it all in an hour flat and someone else bought my pushmower. It looks a lot nicer when you're done cutting too.
  3. ple_1969

    ple_1969 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204


    It looks like that you are in NJ. I live in Clinton Township and have been looking for a dealer to demo the Fastrak. Where in NJ are they selling this? Please let me know!


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