Looking to Purchase my First Zero-Turn Mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grasseaters, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. grasseaters

    grasseaters LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    I'm looking at a Toro Titan Z 5200 with a 24 HP B/S engine. It has 52'' 3 blade mowing deck. I'm in the process of bidding on some condo / Apartment complexes in my area so a mower this size would defiently come in handy. The dealer is charging $2500 for the mower is this average price? Any thoughts on this mower good or bad would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Mike
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    Is this a homeowner grade mower?
  3. grasseaters

    grasseaters LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    Not that I know of..... But I'm new at the lawn side of the business so could definetly be mistaken.
  4. F Y P M

    F Y P M LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    I'm not aware of the model but I'm pretty sure toro's don't offer briggs engines. Is the mower new?
  5. TheOctagon

    TheOctagon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    its listed on toro's site as homeowner grade. I would maybe look into a commercial grade model if you plan on doing any more throughout the life of the mower.
  6. grasseaters

    grasseaters LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    OK I looked on the website and it is listed under the Home Owner section. As I mentioned before i'm new to the lawn biz. What would be a better option? What are the prices of a newer commercail grade zero turn?
  7. TheOctagon

    TheOctagon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    If you are looking to stick with toro and a 52" the z400 or z450 look like nice models. I dont know much about toro. From what ive heard they are nice mowers though. What other dealers are in your area?
  8. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 464


    check out the exmark lazer z ct nice model for what your looking for
  9. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    Grasseaters, you do not want to buy ANY homeowner mower to use commercially, you will regret it very quickly. I know of a solo LCO who purchased one of these Toro's you are looking at. He mowed 10 yards a week with it and it did not even last 3 months. Do yourself a favor and get a commercial grade, you will never look back.

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