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Riding mower vs Zero turn?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kebrowns, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. kebrowns

    kebrowns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    What do you guys think about riding mowers versus zero turns. Thinking of buying a 48 inch john deer or husqavana riding mower. They are less than 2200 versus a 48 inch exmark or scag for $5000-$7000.
  2. willowick

    willowick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    Well, I have a lot of stuff to mow around, so the price delta quickly gets eaten by time savings.
  3. BestImpressions99

    BestImpressions99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 491

    Now you said husq riding mower. Are you talking about a residential lawn mower? Wouldn't use a residential mower for anything as a commercial unit.
  4. cimkill

    cimkill LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Go with a ztr if you have the cash! Back when I lived in the U.S. I moved from a 1 acre property to a 3 acre property. The 1 acre used to take me an hour and a half. with no obsticles but the fence. The 3 acres had over 30 oak trees on it. took me almost 5 hours to cut with huskee 42" mower. Bought a 60" hustler ztr. 1hour ten minutes. I had money back then. LOL.
  5. gebby

    gebby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    What money you save on the others will be eaten in time and break downs. Buy a commercial Z. You will never regret it.
  6. 1whitetail

    1whitetail LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Messages: 149

    Very true.Thumbs Up

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