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Need Quick Opinion: Exmark Lazer Z or Country Clipper?

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by txaggie929, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. txaggie929

    txaggie929 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    New guy here. Needing a bigger ZTR for a house that I moved to - have about 2.5-3 acres of actual mowing to do on mixed flat and small hill terrain that is not overly smooth.

    Have 2 mowers that I'm going to look at. Here's the options:

    1) 2005 Exmark Lazer Z, 27 HP, 60", 900 hrs, $2900....looks to be in pretty good condition from the pics.

    2) 2007 Country Clipper Charger, 27 HP, 60", 1100 hrs, $2200...also looks to be in pretty good condition.

    Both of these are at the same place. I'm in the auto repair industry, so I'm big on knowing that I can get parts at reasonable prices.

    If you were in my situation, what would you go with and why? Thanks for any input!!!!
  2. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Messages: 925

    Can't say I've ever heard of the country clipper, but Exmark is one of the bigger companies and parts shouldn't be a problem. You can find OEM and aftermarket parts with the Exmark.
  3. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    exmark all the way... never heard of country clipper. exmark makes a great machine. I run all exmarks
  4. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,855

    Exmark. They sell country clippers here but exmark is king.
  5. txaggie929

    txaggie929 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Thanks for the input y'all.....I figured Exmark would be the choice seeing as how I've heard nothing but good things. Seems that Country Clipper has mixed reviews - good product, but poor customer service from the few reviews I have been able to come across.
  6. Muttonpower

    Muttonpower Inactive
    Messages: 35

  7. TFLE

    TFLE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    Country clipper usually has a joystick operating system... no way I would buy one of those things. As far as parts go you can get exmark parts easy but they are expensive. Country clipper idk. There is a country clipper dealer here and literally I've never seen one on in action, just for sale on craigslist.
  8. joe crumpler services

    joe crumpler services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    Exmark is owned by Toro and mary parts are interchangable on comparable models. Based on your description of the property (on mixed flat and small hill terrain that is not overly smooth) a 60" deck may be too wide. Try it before you buy it; wide decks have a tendency to scalp yards that are not level/flat unless they are set 2.5" or higher.
  9. Fencek

    Fencek LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Exmark would be best out of the 2. Easier to get parts and is a solid mower if you have no issues with weight.
  10. show-n-go

    show-n-go LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    I love the joystick control on my country clipper. I won't ever buy a mower without it again. It's so nice to have a hand free all the time. I haven't had a single issue with mine but its only a year old.

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