What do you think about these mowers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Blaster822, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. Blaster822

    Blaster822 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    I thought about toro or yazoo! But the more reseacher that I do on them the more they good down hill in my book!

    But im sure that they are good but not in this area to me.

    I looked at: Grasshopper,Hustler,Exmark,Bunton,Snapper,John deer

    And this is what i came up with!

    What do you think and why;and what problems have you had?
    and any other in put please?

    Grasshopper:227 52" 27hp Kohler V-Twin-------$7,850
    223 52" 23hp Kohler V-Twin-------$7,049
    220 52" 20hp Kohler V-Twin-------$6,599

    Hustler:Super mini Z 52" 25hp Kawasaki V-Twin-------$7,495
    Mini Z 52" 23hp Kawasaki V-Twin-------$6,799
    Mini Z 52" 19hp kawasaki V-Twin-------$6,295

    Exmark:LazerZ HP 52" 23hp Kawasaki V-Twin-------$7,499
    LazerZ HP 44" 17hp Kawasaki V-Twin--------$6,199
    LazerZ AS 52" 20hp Kohler V-Twin-------$6,699

    Button: Nothing lol

    Snapper:FastBack 48" 19hp Kawasaki V-Twin-------$4,999

    John deer:Z-Trak 727A 54" 23hp Kawasaki V-Twin-------$6,749
    Z-Trak 717A 48" 19hp Kawasaki V-Twin-------$6,299

  2. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    I like the Grasshopper's and Hustlers's the best out of the list. Both are great machines that have a good cut quality. Those prices are not too bad. Any of them that you listed are good machines but I just prefer either Hustler or Grasshopper from your list. Good luck with your purchase.
  3. Blaster822

    Blaster822 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    If you guy can think of anything that has happened to your mower let me know please?

    Thanks for your information?
  4. cward

    cward LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    I noticed you found nothing on the Button. That's to bad. I started with a 48", hydro WB. It was a very solid piece of equipment. Since you aren't looking at Gravely's I'd personally look at the Exmark. If all of the mower's you are looking at were equal and you figured in a dealer "factor", meaning, which dealer would be the best. For example, loaners, attitude, parts and service capabilities etc, would that narrow your choices? Thoses are all good mowers, look at the whole picture and make a sound choice. I still say the dealer is as important as the brand of mower. Good luck.
    Happy Mowing.
  5. Blaster822

    Blaster822 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Im now look at the super mini z 52" 25hp kaw v grasshopper 223 or 227 52" 23hp kohler or 27hp kohler

    any one have any luck with eather
  6. Ability

    Ability LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90


    I live in your area and therefore will be using the same dealers that you have talked to. I was planning on adding a couple of mowers next season and I wonder what turned you off to the Toros and YKs?
  7. Blaster822

    Blaster822 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    It was the dealer support every time i went in the the dealer ship it took 30-45 min to get anyone to even help me i feel that if i get a mow and need help with it it will be the same? and the prices with the other dealers are about the same anyway so i looked a round for diff mowers and i looked at how long it took to get help and now im going to call around and ask the dealers how long will it take to get parts like a starter or tires and how much to see what one is faster and hustler will lone you a mow if it takes longer than one hour no other dealer will do that. if you can think of anything that i should know please share

    thanks guys P.S. toro and Yk are problem not bad mowers.
  8. Blaster822

    Blaster822 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    sry im half a sleep i work night my spelling is off a little i think

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