husqvarna vs great dane ZTR

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by WDCLAWN, Feb 24, 2008.


    WDCLAWN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I have a pretty flat 5 acre lot and a choice between a Husqvarna 72" M7227 or a Great Dane 61" Chariot. $6900 vs $5900. Which do you folks recommend?
  2. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,277

    I personally would go Husky only because Dane has been bought and sold at least 3-4 times in as many years. Can you get anything else Scag,lesco,Exmark,Dixie,Ferris all which have a better liking on this site for most If its your own it may be worth a little drive to get a line with a better reputation
  3. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    i would go husqvarna. my husqvarna ztr has exceeded my expectations of their products.
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    I would go with Great Dane. I think the Husqvarna units seem to be getting refined a bit but I would wait. 2-3 years ago, many people said they had problems and poor cutting quality with the Husqvarna units and the tunnel ram deck.

    WDCLAWN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Thanks, everyone. From my research these are the only two brands I could find in my price range(brand new) that have at least a 61" cut.
  6. 1wezil

    1wezil LawnSite Senior Member
    from tn
    Messages: 532

    i would go with the husqvarna they are a good mower i have a LZ6123 and a IZ6130XP i will buy a another when needed
  7. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,445

    M7227. Is that their new residential machine with the kohler courage series motor? If so don't bother---it will fall apart as a commercial machine. I would fear that motor especially.
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    From what I have heard from a few dealers, you need courage to run a courage or to repair them.
  9. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Messages: 1,625

    Have you looked at Bad Boy Mowers? 6-7 thousand will land you a sweet mower.
  10. JimQ

    JimQ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,139

    Husqvarna MZ

    For the price, it's a nice mower.

    The new tube frame is strong. It'll last forever. It's light too. The 72" MZ weighs in right at 800lbs.

    The 72" deck on the MZ is an all new deck. It's a flat deck type. It cuts great. It has none of the same problems the TunnelRam had.


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