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which 52" ztr?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by earthandturf, Jul 31, 2001.

  1. earthandturf

    earthandturf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I plan on buying a 52" ztr. I have narrowed my choices to an Exmark Lazer Z or a Toro Z Master. The Exmark would cost $6700 plus tax and the Toro $6300 p/t. The Toro also comes wiyh a 25 hp Kohler and the Exmark with a 23 hp Kaw. I have researched this subject and found threads from last year, Can anyone give me updated opinions since the Toro's have been changed? What's good and bad about the two? :confused:
  2. Cutter1

    Cutter1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    I have a Laser with the 23 Kaw. The engine is every bit as powerful as the 25 Kohler, if not better!! I have run both, I would not get the 25 Kohler over the 23 Kaw. As for the rest of the machine, I have beat it bad. It still runs perfect and still cuts perfect. My vote is exmark all the way.
  3. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    Go with the Exmark. I bought a 52" Lazer HP with the Ultravac last year and love it. Toro doesn't have a vac system like the Ultravac. The Ultravac is great for fall leaf cleanup's and grass bagging all season. I think the Exmark deck has the better cut of the two also. :) ;) :) ED
  4. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Bad things can occur with the 25 Kohler. Do a search, you'll find out what I'm talking about. Go for the Kawi!
  5. earthandturf

    earthandturf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    Thanks for the imput. I'll be purchasing the Exmark this coming week. Exmark's reputation and the Kawasaki engine tipped the scales for me.
  6. johnhenry

    johnhenry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    My two cents worth would be a lazer,Dixie chopper, Farris or a derby. All four are great units .I would stay away from away from some others . But the most important part is your dealer and does he have loaners. My Dealer will come and deliver me a loaner on a job site if my should break down.

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