new ztr

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by russman, Feb 20, 2001.

  1. russman

    russman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    I have been looking at getting a ztr. I have looked at the Lesco, Exmark and Ferris. I have read the pros and cons for all of these. Which really cuts the best and what would be a good price on these. I am looking at a mower in the 60in range. This is a big investment and I don't want to say I wish I would have gotten something else or paid less instead (I know you always want to pay less)Thanks for your help.
  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    dont buy lesco. its made by mtd and is junk. all the guys will tell you. i hear ferris is a good machine, but costly. id go with the exmark 60 inch. you cant get hurt. theres a million of them out there and i havent heard anyone say somehting bad about them
  3. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    I have not heard of one satisfied viper owner! dont get it! I would demo the ferris.. it is supposed to be a great machine. You cant go wrong with a lazer.... they have proven too be tough machines and give a exellent cut! Demo demo demo!
  4. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    Being from NY myself,I see a lot of ransomes Bobcats.For the money I think they are your best investment.They cut great,are very ruggedly built,and hold up well.I bought a Dixie chopper last year,but if i had it to do over-Id buy the Bobcat or Toro/Exmark.I could have saved almost 3K by buying a ramsomes,instead.The dixie is slightly faster,but you really cant use the extra speed 80% of the time,when you can its still not worth 3K more.For the money-Id go with the 61"Bobcat,23hp kawi.Best bang for your buck IMHO.
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    eXmark will give you great quality and the manufacturer support is awesome.

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