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Step by step mower purchase

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Keepsake_Farm, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Keepsake_Farm

    Keepsake_Farm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Hi all,
    I am in the market for a mower to handle mowing my farm as well as a couple of commercial and residential accounts I have recently picked up. So far everything is 2 acres or less (except the farm, but that is mowed on my own time).
    Even though the 0% financing is nice on the z-turns, I am done with financing things and only deal in cash now.
    My ultimate goal is a 60" Z-turn, but am thinking of purchasing a used hydro walk behind to get me started for the season. My thoughts are if I get a few more accounts under my belt, I can then save to pay cash for a z-turn mid-season.
    Would you recommend getting a 48" or 60" walk behind? Is there any real reason to get a 48"? As or right now I don't have any gated properties to mow, but who knows if that will change.
    Any of your thoughts are appreciated.
  2. Keepsake_Farm

    Keepsake_Farm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    I guess I should also ask.... will a 48" walk behind become obsolete after purchasing a 60" z? Or is that a mower that can have a guy doing sidewalks and around buildings and such while the z-turn is running the wide open spaces?

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