Woods Zero-Turn Riding Mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by robbo521, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think they are the same or similar to Grasshopper. If so its a good product but I'm not sure. They are not very popular mowers for some reason though. But after looking at the website that sure doesn't look like a grasshopper so I'm probably wrong.
  3. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,721

    No, Woods has not been made by Grasshopper since the mid 1990's.
    Currently, Encore builds their front-deck machines. I believe Bobcat is building their midmounts now, but not sure on that. They do look a lot like the Bobcats.
    Woods changes builders every couple of years. Woods has a long history of parts availabilty problems. Your money would be better spent elsewhere on a brand that designs and builds there own machines, and, on a brand that has good parts availability. Most likely, the Woods mowers you are looking at now, will not be the Woods mowers you see next year, or maybe the year after that.
  4. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    thanks!the one i did see did not look like the ones on there site.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    ahhhh yesss, another slap-it-together out of various components so the customer can play the parts cross-referencing game because no dealer is willing to do it machine.
  6. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    The one in that link appears to be a Bobcat ZT220ES. Basically a ZT200 series with a cheaper engine.

    If you have a Bobcat dealer in the area parts shouldnt be a problem...however if you do, I would just go get the Bobcat instead if Woods has had a history of switching alot.
  7. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    Kinda like the craftsman mowers. They are always looking for a cheaper vender.

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