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walk behind vs riding

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gmaxwell, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. gmaxwell

    gmaxwell LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    just wondering why alot of people are using the walk behind instead of a ztr.
    do i need one or just keep my ztr ?
  2. ShooterK2

    ShooterK2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    Because they are lighter, smaller, take up less room on a trailer or in storage, won't rut up a yard as bad as a heavier ZTR, are cheaper to buy, won't make your back hurt, and will usually fit in tighter spaces than a ZTR with same size deck.

    I traded my one and only ZTR in on a second walk-behind last year and am very happy with my decision.
  3. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,049

    Walk behinds will do hills better than a ZTR and are a lot lighter.
  4. gmaxwell

    gmaxwell LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    thanks for the info guys.

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