1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, in the Franchising forum.

    Dismiss Notice

What kind of ZTR to buy?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by landgator, May 10, 2006.

  1. landgator

    landgator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    I need to know what kind of ZTR to buy. I want a 48" deck. I've been told to go with a Scag, they are expensive! I'm not trying to be cheap but I'am new in the business and don't have a lot of money. Thanks for the help.:usflag:
  2. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,706

    why not just get a commercial walk behind?
  3. landgator

    landgator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    How much do walk behinds cost? 48 inch deck.
  4. Stan's_Lawn_Service

    Stan's_Lawn_Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Between 3,000.00 and 4,000.00 Walk behinds, Scag ,Toro , Exmark, Encore Gravely, Bobcat, Ferris, Cubcadet, Snapper , Simplcity, Quick 36, and John Deere, all belt drives. Engines 13 to 17 hp KAWASAKI or KOHLER .
    Stans Lawn Service Stan
  5. aDreamSoReal

    aDreamSoReal LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Why not start off with a HVZ 2350 Gravely / Ariens? 23hp kohler with a 50" cut. 3K brand new. It will get you making money so you have save up for a real heavy duty unit.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Scag has a 48 inch ztr with a 24 hp briggs you could buy for less than 6k.
  7. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    I just bought a Hustler Z 52" with 23hp kawi for 6600.00. This unit was a little more then I wanted to spend but after mowing the first yard I couldn't have gotten a better mower. Highly recommend.
  8. tehpr3chr

    tehpr3chr LawnSite Member
    from NE GA
    Messages: 21

    i think when i get one i'll get a wb just because i like the exercise, lol...
  9. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,335

  10. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 677

    Dealer Support!!!!Dealer Support!!!!Dealer Support!!!! Do you have any accounts now? Do you have any yards that have gates, hills, ditches?

Share This Page