SWISHER-Zero Turn?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Glynn, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. Glynn

    Glynn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Need an opinion on a product, I bet you guessed. Swisher-Zero Turn. 14 h.p. briggs and stratton. 36" deck, twin hydrostatic transmission....on sale $2,197.00
    Is this a good product at a good price or is the new guy lost and aimlessly wondering again?
  2. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    I saw one a Northern the other day and it looked OK (deck looked really shallow) but maybe it would be alright for a back up mower or some thing like that. However if I was looking for a 36 mower I would spend the extra and get a 36 Stander which seems to be better built and a true commercial machine. Just my 2 cents worth!
  3. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    I agree, these are not commercial units and will probably be short lived.
  4. Glynn

    Glynn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I appreciate the opinions and believe that I will just spend the extra now instead of later.
  5. floridalawncare

    floridalawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    good call glynn. i'm with jusmowin on this one. if you look at the swisher's front wheels you'll find the only thing suporting the front end is a piece of 90 degree bent steel for an axle. there's no suport on the other side. if you have to have a rider of this sort, the cub cadet has one that is a little better made. good luck and let me know if i can help!
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Buy any walkbehind and you will be much better off. The mower you are looking at is a homeowner model and not a good one at that.
  7. Glynn

    Glynn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    you guys have convinced me, thanks.
  8. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    So what are you gonna get instead of that Swisher thing?

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