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Prohibit Equipment on Lawns?

1941 Views 11 Replies 12 Participants Last post by  Gravely_Man
For those of you with a ZTR and WalkBehind, do you prohibit your machine on certain lawns?


Do you keep the ZTR off smaller lawns?
If so, what is the size of lawn that you prohibit the use of a ZTR? Smaller than 10,000 square feet?
Smaller than 20,000 square feet?

I'm finding more and more people wanting a WalkBehind ONLY on lawns that are 20,000 square feet or less.

I can see where some lawns will wear in certain areas (using a ZTR) after continuous weekly service, but every lawn is different.

I believe the extra 500 lbs or so is the cause. Meaning the WalkBehind will not wear the grass out as easy as a ZTR.

Most lawns smaller than 20,000 square feet take me longer with a ZTR anyway b/c you have to be so slow/smooth/careful when turning. So it doesn't bother me too much to use a WalkBehind on those yards.

Tell me what you all think!!!

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Originally posted by Royalslover
If I can get my fixed deck 60" Great Dane on a lawn I'm using it.
Where do you go to find the nicest grass around? Golf courses and sod farms. On fairways they use heavier mowers than we do and on sod farms they mow with tractors.
You are correct about the nicest grass - just remember bioth of the these examples use irrigation, golf courses are overseeded, and arreated. And a lot of the equipment used on GC have slick, wide, low air pressure tires. BUT I agree if the Z fits use it!
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