Should I buy a Riding Zero Turn?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by vamcars2000, May 16, 2011.

  1. vamcars2000

    vamcars2000 LawnSite Member
    from texas
    Messages: 25

    I recently picked up a huge account, i have a semi new scag with a sulky, and standon mower. More than half of the account is the bumpiest ground i have ever mowed. My back hurts from the constant impact. It takes about 1-1 and half hours to mow that section. So my question is will a riding mower help minimize the impact on my back? or is it just as bumpy?

    Most of my yards a 1/2 an acre so I dont really see my using the riding mower all to much.
  2. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,431

    I would not buy a mower for 1 job.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    A Zero Turn riding mower is a piece of equipment designed for you to throw
    all your spare money into so you can be poor and broke all over again.

    Oh, and it's just as bumpy.
  4. vamcars2000

    vamcars2000 LawnSite Member
    from texas
    Messages: 25

    So I have read that they are expensive to own from several people. What is so much more expensive? Are they significantly heavier?
  5. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,049

    If you are worried about the ride I would make sure I put a suspension seat on it or get a Ferris with the shocks on it. Riding vrs. standing just puts the pressure on different parts of your body. Get a machine you can use for most or all of the lawns you mow. A ZTR will weigh about 1100 pounds,plus your weight. If the ground gets soft they will rut. As far as price they do cost more than a WB.

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