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What ZTR to buy...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mr77c, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. mr77c

    mr77c LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3


    I'm looking for some advice on what ZTR Mower to buy.
    I need it to cut 5 acres.
    I want something cost effective, reliable and simple.

    Help me out
  2. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    Is that one 5 acre property or total acreage for a handful of lots? Assuming it's one lot, a 60" mower will be good. Depending on the terrain and obstacles, it should take around an hour to mow that, not including trim. I don't know what brands you have near you, but just about any commercial ZTR will be good. Around here, Bob-Cat is one of the less expensive brands, but the local dealer buys a truckload at a time, cash, and gets a good deal, which he passes on to the customer. I think Husqvarna makes a decent mower for not a bad price.
  3. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,429

  4. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,390

  5. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    Check out the members only marketplace. payup
  6. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,519

    bobcat is the way to go
  7. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,519

    bobcat ztr one bad cat!!
  8. Big Bad Bob

    Big Bad Bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 5
    Messages: 1,074

    Mostly what matters is dealer support over brand. Talk to other lco's and find the best dealer in your area. Go there, demo a few brands and models and then make your decision.

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