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my narrowed down choices for new ZTR Advice???

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by dchance, May 22, 2013.

  1. dchance

    dchance LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    yes, thanks. I did demo the Big Dog and Bob Cat. I got to cut with the Bob Cat. Cut great, but rode rough. felt like I was driving 40 mph. The big dog rode really smooth and nice. did not get to cut with it though. I am demoing the Gravely when it comes in on Tuesday.
  2. sprinter

    sprinter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    That was my experience as well. I think you'll like the Gravely. Nice and steady and straight. When I drove a Grasshopper, I couldn't make it go in a straight line for anything.
  3. dchance

    dchance LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    by the eye test. the gravely seems to be better built and more heavy duty. but the Big Dog seem just fine though.
  4. marksj

    marksj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Just thought I would chime in here.I do think the dealer plays a huge part here. I was lookin for a ztr to do around 3 acres.My previous ztr was a Simplicity Champion.I wanted a heavier ztr so I had these choices.
    Ferris great dealer huge inventory
    Gravely small shop not a lot of mowers
    Scag sideline for a trailer shop small inv
    owner going to retire in a year with no plans for shop
    I never cut with a Gravely but have seen one cut .
    I went with the Ferris last year.If it went down dealer would give me a mower to use while repairs were made if needed.I am still not sold on it's cut yet.It is a great smooth mower and holds slopes like a billy goat.Also in my decision was the fact of 0% int for 50 months.I think I will seriously look at the gravely tho if I trade in about 4 years tho.

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