Need a zero turn, but which one?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by dougcj7, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. dougcj7

    dougcj7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    okay so I'm a small operation I only do 5 lawns a week but since I'm in southern Florida its all around year long mowing. I do have a few trees around and a few steep ditches so I was wondering with all of you guys much MORE way more experience I would like to ask you a question. Which zero turn should I get for my small operation knowing that I need one I can get into backyards and one that will last. I didn't want to go to the big box stores and buy one of those residentials because I'm really looking for something that will give me a good 5-6 years if maintained properly. I do like John Deere but I did not know if they made anything that I would be looking for. I'm very picky about my cut and I like to have nice stripes and I would also like to be able to have a bagging option. thanks for all your help from Doug the newbie.
  2. Vecchio Lawn Care

    Vecchio Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 905

    Z920m I got one and it cuts, stripes, and controls like a dream. 9/10
  3. 360lawncare

    360lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 962

    Husqvarna is making some nice zero turns these days. Check them out they are affordable and work great.
  4. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 357

    New Style Gravely Pro-Stance. Will do most slopes and hills that a walk behind will do and can do the big acreage jobs as well. I have the 52" version and very happy with the cut and everything all around with it.
  5. Easy Money 1

    Easy Money 1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    we run exmarks we do a lot of steep banks ditches etc. they are a little pricey but well worth the extra $$.
    been running exmark for 10 years or little better and very satisfied.
    2009 2500HD chevy duramax
    1998 2500HD chevy
    2006 22' detro enclosed trailer
    2004 20' corn pro landscape trailer
    2010 exmark 60" ZT
    2012 exmark 60" ZT
    2011 exmark 36" WB
    Stihl sticks and blowers
  6. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Messages: 5,281

    How big are your lawns and how big are your accesses?
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  7. A. W. Landscapers  Inc.

    A. W. Landscapers Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285


    And what is your budget?
  8. Riverside Lawn Services

    Riverside Lawn Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I run Ex-Mark. Very few problems with it. The only other I would consider to use would be a Walker.

  9. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Messages: 5,281

    You have much to learn grasshopper, like that Toro makes ex-mark so you should at least include Toro too.
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  10. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
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