Suetech ztr vs. Encore Z34

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Green King, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. Green King

    Green King LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    Got to see a new sutech 34" ztr today it looks almost identical to an encore z34! I wonder who makes who? This might answer some of the questions that I had about encore being reliable!
  2. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Takes some courage to buy one of them.
  3. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    I'd kill for one this summer, actually. I do about 10 small Bermudagrass lawns where any deck larger than 36" scalps and gives an unacceptable cut, so I'm using a wb on them with a velke. It'd be nice to ride. But this mower sounds like it's only a niche mower and it doesn't make sense to buy one for a host of reasons. My goal is to never mow lawns I can't put a lazer on in the future.
  4. narly1_2000

    narly1_2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    Approx. how much for one of those stealth ztr riders
  5. Strawbridge Lawn

    Strawbridge Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    I looked at the Z34 and Wright Stander 36". Went with the Wright Stander 36 17 KW Electr start. Great cut , fast and powerful.
  6. Cut This!

    Cut This! LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    I saw the suggested list price for the Sutech Z-34 was $3999
  7. narly1_2000

    narly1_2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    Thats pretty cheap. Im happy with the walkbehind although if I had more than my own lawn to do, It would work me over
  8. mowdini

    mowdini LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    I didn't know Sutech made a ZTR. If it looks like an Encore it's probably because it is made in China. Manufacturer's from China come to the U.S. and buy products they want to manufacture. They take them back to China and copy them, build them and then ship them back to U.S. You see in China there are no patents, copyright laws--nothing to protect the U.S. manufacturer. If you don't believe me then take a look at the Fradan backpack. The mold of the body is identical to a Red Max backpack. Take a look at Fradan's hedgetrimmer--same as a Red Max down to the recoil starter. So the truth is they probably copied the Encore ZTR and are now marketing it here in the U.S. By the way that doesn't mean the quality is the same as US--usually a lot cheaper in both price and quality.
  9. narly1_2000

    narly1_2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    Looks cool to me. And cheap. Beats walking
  10. Cut This!

    Cut This! LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    I saw the Sutech Z-34 next to the Encore Z-34. It is not a copy. It's different in a lot of ways. Both look like pretty solid machines.

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