What is the best Z mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Robert Burnham, Nov 9, 2000.

  1. Robert Burnham

    Robert Burnham LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    I have run walker mowers for nine years and am finding that as properties get bigger I need something faster and able to cut without bagging. I have tried side discharge decks for the walkers, but they leave visable windrows of grass, especially in thick damp grass or leaves. My question is what have you found to be the best Z mowers for cut and overall reliability? I am looking for a 52" Z, so whats the best, Scag Turf Tiger - BobcatZT-200 - Toro Z master - Exmark - etc.?
  2. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 445

    Here we go again....check the search function so Eric won't have to delete all of Lazer's posts.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Hey everybody! Let's take a vote - then recount them again!
  4. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    demo a z master! Better yet... demo it in wet grass....
  5. beck

    beck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    I was considering a walker. I admit it would be nice for bagging and for fall cleanups, but i am also bidding on cutting my neighbourhood park(10 acres) and one other common ground piece at about 15 acres. this might make me rethink
  6. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    Have you seen the one they have at Sears? Well it's not that one for sure :D

    Other than that advice...take your pick. You will get conflicting opinions about which is best. That tells you that there are many good machines on the market. If you want my opinion, I would say Exmark.

    [Edited by Keith on 11-10-2000 at 01:17 AM]
  7. Cutter1

    Cutter1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    I have a 52 Laser. Tried everything befor I bought a Exmark, now I would never change!!
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    uuuhhh, what's that one called???

    Oh, yes! Exmark Lazar
  9. Ricky

    Ricky LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    I had this question back in May, I went with a Dixie Chopper. I am convinced it was worth the extra money. I am very satisfied. The faster mowing speed will allow you to cut more grass per hour. The dependability and longevity makes it cheaper to own over the years. Time will tell. My second choice would be the Exmark in my area.
  10. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Robert, Why do you want a 52", when there's 60" - 72" decks available?

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