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Narrowed my search to 3 mowers, help me decide!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by JerryT, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. JerryT

    JerryT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Spent all day driving around looking for a new mower to replace my Toro ZMaster and I've narrowed the search to 3 mowers. Listed in probable order of preference are a 2018 Hustler that is new and will come with the full warranty, 60 inch with the Kawi FX 850 for 10,300. For a grand more I can get a 2019 model which is the same unit but with a different style of air ride seat. Second choice would probably be a Ferris 3200 with the 61 inch and the Kawi FX1000 for 10,500 and finally a Husky PZ 60 with a Kawi FX 921 for 9,299.00. One of the Hustler dealers is offering one extra year free warranty plus free flex forks on the SuperZ if I hold off and buy it during their "Mower Days" promo that they have coming up in 2 weeks. The price of that unit out the door cash is 11,350. What are your professional opinions on my selections and secondly, if I do go with the SuperZ, are the flex forks worth the wait and what would amount to an extra grand over the price of the 2018 unit? Thanks for your help!! I'm a one man operation with 15 residential accounts.
     
  2. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Male
    Messages: 16,542

    You’re buying too much mower for 15 residential accounts.
    Don’t over invest in mowing until it takes off
    If it does take off you can easily justify a second mower
    If it doesn’t you could get a huge contract to fall in your lap that needs 21s and your 11k mower sits collecting dust.

    I’ve seen that happen more times than I can count.
     
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  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,163

    Happened to me.
     
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  4. ltdlawn

    ltdlawn LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    Unless said 15 accounts are acreage, then may be justified.
     
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    JerryT

    JerryT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I appreciate your input but I've got plenty to mow, I'm just trying to decide which of the mowers I listed and the prices seems like the best deal to you guys.
     
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  6. weeze

    weeze Banned
    Messages: 17,196

    get the husqvarna. it will leave the best cut out of the 3.
     
  7. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,095

    I'd get the Ferris.
     
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  8. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,528

    Ferris but get the vanguard. Get the ride. You will love it.
     
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  9. Anthony Divit

    Anthony Divit LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 174

    The response most given is always go where you get the best support. Always find out if they can give you a loaner. I had a mower go down and took them two weeks to fix and they gave me a loaner. A mower will cut the grass and a great dealer will allow you to cut on schedule.
     
  10. Grassfire205

    Grassfire205 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    Id go with ferris and if possible go with the vanguard and the oil guard system
     

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