Racial ztr comments

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by h0mr12, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. h0mr12

    h0mr12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    I really like this site for the wealth of information in it. One just has to identify the brand loyal owners. Let's be honest, there are several brands out there that do a very good job. Don't be blinded by your bias just because your brand X is out in your shop, that doesn't mean it's the greatest thing going. Sort of reminds me of the green machines in the tractor market also. I have a Mahindra tractor and while their prices have climbed in the few short years since I purchased one, I still knew they offered more bang for the buck then paying a premium for just a name. I feel the badboys are about the same right now in the ztr world. I am not naive enough to think there are no others that are better, I am sure there is. I certainly can't find another mower that offers the same bang for the same buck though.
    In the end, all I am saying is don't get bent out of shape because not everyone feels the same way about your favorite brand. There are many manufactures that build good products, not just the one you or I ride.
  2. Kutz Lawns

    Kutz Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    And don't even ask about trimming first!
  3. FastMan

    FastMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 846

    Nothing a good beer summit wouldn't fix.
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I absolutely agree with what you said because if it's not a Toro, it ain't worth a crap.
  5. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,398

    You should always before buying equipment evaluate how much is the equipment going to cost you in overhead. Tax, repairs etc. Also the most important question, Do you really need this right now?
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    It's the same about every aspect of life and just as soon as everybody realizes this (good luck) the sooner the whole world will get along a lot better. It doesn't matter whether it's lawn mowers, cars, where you live, what you eat, how you sleep or anything else. There are billions of people in the world and each and every one of them do things differently and have their own preferences about everything.

    It's just like the most rediculous question asked here at Lawnsite (IMHO). "How many lawns can you cut in a day". How can one operator even compare himself or his crew to another. It can't be done. With the myriad of choices available on equipment, the infinate variations between lawns, working habits, how high or low the grass is cut, is the grass wet or dry, what kind of gas do you use, etc... The variations are limitless.
  7. dbear

    dbear LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    Now ya gone and opened the "Tastes great/Less filling!" argument. :laugh:
  8. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    The best ztr is the one that has the best dealer support. Toro makes a great mower but I will NEVER own one because of the smart azz arrogant dealer here.
  9. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    "racial" ? ? Thought the post was about a different subject.

    Anyway I haven't found a perfect ZTR but find certain strengths and weaknesses in each brand, model, etc.
  10. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,594

    Happens here too. As we don't have the room to stock Toro's ZTRs, we don't sell many. But the other dealer here who does, has driven customers off and they come to us who ask us to special order one for them. Which we do. Toro keeps a customer and we gain one.

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