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Is this too cheap or is this a pos

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Freddy_Kruger, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,064

    2006 ARIENS HVZ (High Value Zoom) Lawn tractor. 23HP, 50in. cut. Regular: $4179.00 Sale: $3895.00 CAD
  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    Don't see a pic :nono:
  3. boony

    boony LawnSite Member
    from sk
    Messages: 1

    I was wondering the same. it's $3999 where i live.

  4. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,064

    Hey that looks pretty nice for the money but I cannot side discharge, I wonder how or if it can mulch?

    (btw, anything with 4 wheels looks nice to me I'm so sick of walking :()
  5. martinfan06

    martinfan06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    looks cheap to me not commercial quality.
  6. Fubba

    Fubba LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 360

    I agree. Maybe not cheap...but I don't think it is built like the rest of the commercial lines. It may suit your needs though...and if it does, then great!
  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,700

    I am a Gravely dealer. That is designed for homeowner use. It is not a commercial duty machine by any means.
    Yes, you can mulch with it. They have a mulch kit available..
  8. CletusT

    CletusT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    For that price range I think I'd look at either the Hustler Mini Fastrack, or the Toro Timecutter ZX series. Both are residential, but look to have more commercial qualities than the Ariens you show.

    I looked at both and finally ended up with a Timecutter zx480 for my 1.7 acre (1.3 of grass) yard. I have to admit that the people on this site are right, Z's are awesome.
  9. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    Well.. I cant say that I would buy it, however it does look pretty well built with a few exceptions, such as the stamped deck.

    It looks, more or less, like a gravely ztr, which stands to reason, Gravely and Ariens are the same outfit.
  10. Kel108

    Kel108 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I am considering the Ariens ZTR too - locally it's $3300 - i am caught up in whether to get commerical grade for a homeowner mowing 2 acres or something like this...I also like the Ferris IS 1500 which has some really good reviews. I am testing it out this weekend but it is also about $6000. Is the additional quality worth it? thx

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