Wright ZTO vs Exmark Pioneer S

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by alandchris, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. alandchris

    alandchris LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 2

    My son wants to start off with a lawn care biz while in High School and then thru College etc. Looking at 2 machines at this point. Exmark Pioneer S Series 60 inch cutting width has the Kohler CV740 Engine. Next is a Wright ZTO also a cutting width of 60 inches and has a Kawasaki FX/BS Cyclonic Engine. Both have the ZT3400 Trans. While I like the Kawasaki engine more than the Kohler, Exmark is a good machine, but I don't know much on the Wrights. Price is close, the Wright being a few hundred more

    Any opinions / Advice that you have ?

  2. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    Im not familiar with the Exmark. Is it a full commercial machine with commercial warranty?

    The Wright is a very nice machine. Probably one of the nicest with the 3400 transmissions. It has large tires, fuel tanks and seat. Alot of machines with the 3400's are made to be cheaper/smaller so this is kinda different. The whole machine is just beefier looking than other machines running the 3400 tranmissions.
  3. wdrdoctor

    wdrdoctor LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,130

    i have never seen a wright ZTO on a trailer, only in a showroom
  5. wdrdoctor

    wdrdoctor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 464

    It's because wright doesn't do a good job at all in marketing the zto. Their entire focus in marketing is directed towards their stand on mowers. I could go on and on regarding this matter,but I won't.

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