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Would you buy a 72in ZTR

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 19-SAH-98, May 12, 2008.


Would you ever buy a 72in ZTR

  1. Yep

    69 vote(s)
  2. Nope

    51 vote(s)
  1. 19-SAH-98

    19-SAH-98 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Just a general question....no brand in specific

    I was just wondering, I have one on order (Hustler Super Z W/ 31 Kaw.) Most guys only go up to about a 60in.
  2. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,335

    Sure would... if I needed one.
  3. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,281

    For sure, if it was a necessary part of my business and had the work to cover the extra cost of the machine. Those hossa's sure arent cheap
  4. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    That's it - if you NEED one. Unless you are cutting wide-open, very large flat areas on a CONSISTANT basis, it is money wasted.
  5. jsw2008

    jsw2008 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    I wouldn't because it would scalp everything in sight unless the area is perfectly flat. Most of my accounts won't even allow me to use anything over a 44 and still cut at a reasonable speed.
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    I cut a lot of HOA areas. I bought a 72" Gravely with a 31HP turbo-diesel . At 13 mph , its very productive!
  7. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,289

    Sure would if I needed it.
  8. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    I bought a 66" SuperZ last March. It has been quite productive for me as well when I can use it. I discontinued a large "seasonal" account this spring so now I only have one large church I use it for. It looks like I have it sold to a friend of mine next week. My commercial accounts that are about an acre or so, I can mow them just as quick with the 60".

    Sort of hard to justify a $10,000 mower used only one day per week.

    Instead of having a 48", a 60", and a 66" setup, I'm going to have a 48", a 52", and a 60" from now on.
  9. wintergreenlawn&landscape

    wintergreenlawn&landscape LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 174

    I personally feel that they scalp everything!
  10. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,614

    I think after 60 inch it might make more sence to go for a wing mower.

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