Lets build a perfect ZTR

Jerrys Lawn Service

LawnSite Member
Ok nobody can agree on which company makes the perfect ZTR,
so lets build our own LAWNSITE ZTR. Just put down sone ideas
of things that you would like to see on our new mower!
First things first it's gotta have a deep deck with plenty of air flow so it will have a great cut, after all it's the

Good Luck!

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Chicago, IL USA
It needs the DC VTC hydro system on it. :D

John DiMartino

LawnSite Silver Member
Id give it the Ferris's IS suspension-but with a 27 Kawi L/c engine,the DC's extra cooling and filtration,and a deck like that of the BUSH HOG mulching dual blade deck,with 2 sets of conter rotating blades that can mulch into dust,and have a discharge chute,with the abilty to take off the top blades to discharge.Id like to have a PTO on the front of the ZTR too,to run blower,snowthrower,chemical pumps,and broom attachments that are available.Make the machine able to accept a 60 or 72" deck,on the same chassis,so you can pick and interchange them if need be.

[Edited by John DiMartino on 11-18-2000 at 03:25 AM]


LawnSite Bronze Member
I actually like the 3pt hitch idea.

My fear is when we're done, we'll have a piece of equipment that is more complex than the space shuttle and costs as much as the GDP of Portugal.


LawnSite Senior Member
Air ride seat with adjustable lumbar.
Operater controled rear discharge chute.
Blade tip speed of 19000+ who cares about regulations,
Lawn mower speed of 20 mph in transport mode 15 in mow mode.
An electric weed eater mounted on the left to weed eat around stuff while you mow.
Head lites.


LawnSite Gold Member
Air conditioned cab for a dust free environment. Bose surround sound, 10 disc cd changer, 4wd for better stability on those long downhill slides.