How much would you give for a 72" Toro Z Master

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ToroLandscaper, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    How much would you all give for a 2005 Toro Zmaster 72" w/ 27hp Kawasaki, it has 280 hours and is in good condition...What would you all give for that mower?? Quick I need to know!
  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,721

    I would not give anything for it. That machine is underpowered with the 72" deck and only a 27HP Kawasaki engine. That engine has to work way to hard to run the 72" deck. It will be useless in thick or wet conditions.
  3. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    Come on, anyone else?
  4. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    I disagree ... Toro is one of the best engineered machines on the market today !! I would probably offer around $ 5,300 ... without seeing any pictures of it.
  5. SunState Lawn Care inc

    SunState Lawn Care inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Jax, FL
    Messages: 351

    I agree! I have a 60" toro ZTR with the 27HP Kohler on it and when it's cutting thicker grass (never over one weeks growth) it grunts not bogs but loads the engine more then a 20HP on a 52" deck does even with new or sharp blades. I can only imagine what a 72" deck would do. The bigger decks have thicker blades to turn also. Offer what ever makes you feel comfortable but try it out in some thick grass first.
  6. jwscarab

    jwscarab LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Well, I just bought a 2004 Scag Turf Tiger (sold new in April 2005) with a 61" and a 27kpHakasaki liquid cooled, suspension seat, light kit, 250 hrs for $6k if that helps.
  7. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Messages: 2,319

    That's total BS. I had the exact same configuration in an Exmark mower and it did fine in wet or thick grass. I put 1000 hours on it w/o a gliche and sold it for $4500 back in 03'. It was never lacking any power. IN fact, I'm looking at a Hustler right now with a 72" and a 26 Kawi and I spoke to a guy with one who said it had plenty of power for him.
  8. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,721

    What you just stated here, is BS. Exmark has a totally different deck than Toro and your machine will not perform the same, even with the same engine and deck size. You are not comparing apples to apples.

  9. tomo

    tomo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    Ah the pitfalls of a 72 deck
    Firstly what is the job description for this mower
    1/ regular maintenance lawn
    2/ 50/50 regular maintenance and bush hog and or bi weekly
    3 / rough cut work only

    Deck type
    Only a few mower brands offer optional tunnel decks [long grass cutting ]
    Most 72 machines are offered with the option of diesel up to 40 hp 1.7 ltrs

    Productivity for a 72 with a smaller engine would not be great in hard conditions partiularly if the machine has a flat top deck

    The smaller kawsaki would best suited to a 60 or 66 deck

    I do own a 597d [diesel] with 60 inch sd
    In tough conditions it does not perform that well 5.5 out of 10
    In good conditions 9 out of 10
    bi weekly cuts
    overgrown and wet 4 months of year


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