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Most Economic Zero Turn for my Needs?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Fiddler, Dec 25, 2018.

  1. Mownmachine144

    Mownmachine144 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    Let me say something..
    Cheaper doesn't always mean the price tag. It can also mean cheaply built/made. That's why I personally don't touch brands That I'm not familiar with. If I do take it into consideration, I will look into it deeply and see others experiences with the brand. To make sure it's a good investment. I'm Not trying to argue about brands. Just my personal opinion. That should be an abbreviation:laugh: MPO
     
  2. PikeMows

    PikeMows LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    We have a Home Depot Zero Turn. Toro 50” Timecutter. It’s been a pretty decent mower for 3 seasons (FL so it’s year round avg 60-70 accounts per week). The only reason we have that is because it was a package deal when we bought all of the equipment. We have had some issues, nothing too major but I have to baby it and keep up on maintainence. If you have to get up on curbs, don’t get it. We are looking to upgrade to a commercial mower this year. If you can afford a commercial mower, I say do it. I wish we had but like I said we got it in a package deal.
     
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  3. PikeMows

    PikeMows LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I have learned that whatever you buy, make sure you have a shop around that works on them. Don’t buy from a dealer that doesn’t have a shop too.
     
  4. Mownmachine144

    Mownmachine144 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    That is very important, dealer support/service is "key".
     
  5. Mownmachine144

    Mownmachine144 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    Residential mowers will last for a years with commercial use like you said, if you constantly maintain the unit but.. I will say that the engines/decks really makes a big difference. Commercial mowers you can expect a lot of big performance.
    It plows through grass with out bogging like a residential mower would. All has to do with better built pulleys, engine, blades, clutch, etc.
    What engine does the timecutter have? Just curios.
     
  6. Centex Aeration

    Centex Aeration LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    The Bradley stander is about as basic as it gets. I am not sure why he was not able to at least determine why the deck would not drop down for a sub 3 inch cut. You would think it would require only basic mechanical aptitude.
     
  7. Doc8406

    Doc8406 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,120

    Yes i agree..
     
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  8. Mownmachine144

    Mownmachine144 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    When did Bradley even come out?
    My first time hearing about Bradley was first mentioned by greencuts.
     
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  9. Doc8406

    Doc8406 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,120

    i am really not sure when they started.. but i have found the machines that i am going to pick up next.. a 2016 SWZT52 and a Tiger Cub with a Kohler 23 hp, that is if i can get them both at the right price.
     
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  10. Mownmachine144

    Mownmachine144 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    Your going to get them next year or following year?
     
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