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Still Trying To Choose

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dannylj, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. dannylj

    dannylj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I have been looking at new ZTRs and am having trouble deciding. Cub Tank 48" - $5000 - 3 years - no interest - good close dealer, Toro 44" - good close dealer - good reputation - $5100, Exmark 48" - $6500 - close dealer - good reputation. Now I've run into a Gravely. First one I have seen but looks good. All the others have Kohlers but the Gravely has a Kaw. $5300 including mulch kit. Dealer (Exmark dealer) says it takes 1 day for parts for the Exmark but 4 days for Gravely. All look like good machines but I'm having trouble choosing. Need input. Thanks folks. Danny
     
  2. dannylj

    dannylj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Sorry folks, I meant to post this on the commercial forum.Danny
     
  3. dsaldivar

    dsaldivar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    Tough choice but I would always lean on the side of a good dealer, service and warranty. Do a have a good repour with your dealer? Have you established a good relationship with the dealer? What is the guaranteed turn around time for getting equipment fixed (realizing it depends on the problem) My dealer provides me with a loaner while mine is in the shop.

    Other considerations would be your customer base. Do most want clippings bagged? Is the mower a good bagging machine and has that optional accessory.

    just my thoughts. Good Luck

    P.S. If it were me I would go with a Toro.

    Danny
     
  4. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    id go with the tank
     
  5. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    I think if it was me I'd take take the exmark with toro a close second.
     
  6. travis strecker

    travis strecker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    go with the exmark
     
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    I'd demo the Tank, the Gravely and the eXmark.

    Then I'd buy the one I liked the best, end of story.

    You mentioned the Tank financing, which is very good, so I assume you will be making payments. Even if (lets say) you liked the eXmark better which is $1,500 more....

    How much difference is that really going to make a month, even with interest? Oh $60 a month maybe?.... Buy what you like best from the best dealer you can find.
     
  8. dannylj

    dannylj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Thanks for the input guys. I guess I just need to drive them all. All the dealers are close and 2 of them are great. Danny
     
  9. samk

    samk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    I would go with the cub you can buy alot of other stuff with the money you save .
     

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