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Looking For My First Zero Turn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tsmith72, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. tsmith72

    tsmith72 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I'm In The Market For My First Zero Turn. I've Went To 3 Different Sellers And They All Say Something Negative About The Last Sellers Zero Turns Deck , Motor, Etc. I've Looked At The Toro,scag Freedom. Can Someone Help Me Out About The Pros And The Cons Of Certain Zero Turns, So When I Purchase One, I Want Be Disappointed In My Purchase. Thanx
  2. customcurbdesigns

    customcurbdesigns LawnSite Member
    from Tampa
    Messages: 203

    search button..
  3. danielslawncare

    danielslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    My first ztrak mower i bought wasa john deere 737. i had great luck with it so two years later now i just purchased a new one. it seems to be way better. i think the prices are even pretty competitive with the other brands. they are a tough mower and will run forever. just my thoughts
  4. wheels910

    wheels910 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    yeah, the deeres with the kawasaki engine are awesome
  5. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    Just about all commercial zero turns are good. Do some research on which specs will meet your needs (deck size, engine size, engine brand, etc) and then demo the machines that match your needs. There is enough competition in the mower market to keep the manufacturers honest. Any salesman is going to have bad things to say about the competitor's mower. If your search is narrowed down to just a couple different mowers, get quotes from the dealers and see which dealer is going to give you the best long term service. And like customcurbdesigns said, use the search feature on this website. There are tons of guys asking the same questions and even more "experts" giving their opinions.
  6. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    be carefull with dealers.....

    Remember there trying to sell you something
  7. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    Keep your eyes open and notice what you see most on trailers in your area. That will give an idea of brands that work well for the grass in your area. In my area its mostly Exmark.
  8. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 464

    check out the exmak lazer z ct nice stater zero turn and affordable.
  9. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,752

    The Scag Freedom Z is a residential mower..May not want to look there.
  10. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Go buy a Hustler and be done with it.

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