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Residential ztr for 1.5 acres with obstacles

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by Floyd, May 12, 2005.

  1. Floyd

    Floyd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    This is my first post. This is a fantastic site with great information and I appreciate everyones comments.

    I purchased a new house on about 1.5 acres with many obstacles (to which my wife keeps adding!) and the previous owner left his JD LX178 mower which is a very nice mower but takes a long time to mow due to the obstacles. I push mowed with a toro super recycler push mower at my old house and I can push mow in about the same amount of time (2.5 hours vr.s 2.0 hours with the JD). Do you think a ztr mower would save me time? I would be willing to spend up to 5000.00. The lawn has one fairly steep incline but is otherwise flat. The local dealers are TORO, JD, Ex Mark, Hustler, Lawn boy, and Dixon). Most of the lawn service companies have Toro and I have been impressed with the Toro dealers service (they also sell Lawn boy and Ex Mark). The dealer is steering me toward the Lawnboy ztr mower with a Kawasaki engine. I would like a mower that will last a long time as I mow once a week for 5 months out of the year and bag the leaves in the fall. I appreciate any advice you can give
  2. AndHeDrew

    AndHeDrew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Don't know about the steep incline part but... I picked up a new Hustler Fastrack on Monday. I cut 2 acres with obstacles. It used to take me 2+ hours on a John Deere L130 48" cut. The first time I used the Fastrack it took me 55 minutes! I paid just under $5000 for a 18 hp Honda w/52" deck. Awesome machine
  3. Floyd

    Floyd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Thanks AndHeDrew, I will check out the Hustler and keep you informed.
  4. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    I would also suggest Hustler. They are about the best built mowers and priced very reasonable.

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