Toro vs. Gravely

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by dlite, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. dlite

    dlite LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    I'm in the market for a ZTR mower as I have 1.5 acre lot with a decent amount of tree's. I've pretty much come to the conclusion that I can't afford a commercial mower which is what I'd really like to have. So, I've looked at Toro Z4200 and Gravely ZT 1840 XL. These are both homeowners mowers so I know they're not built as good as commercial mowers. So I'm just looking for any opinions anybody might have on either of these two mowers. There is a slight cost difference - the Toro being a little less expensive then the Gravely. Thanks.
  2. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    Have you looked into getting a used commercial mower? They are reasonable and you can always find a deal on ebay for used equipment
  3. dlite

    dlite LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Yes, I've looked around a little at used commercial mowers. But the thing that scares me about buying used is that I'm very mechanically challenged and wouldn't know if I was getting a good deal or not.....for the most part. Most of them do NOT offer warranty's and that's the one thing new mowers have. I'm certainly open to buying used commercial but a little apprehensive since I'm such a novice when it comes to "fixing things", etc.

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