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Your opinion on three different mowers??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by qualitylandscaping, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,581

    I'm going to be buying a new zero turn rider before the end of September for some of my smaller residential lawns.. I would like the good and the bad about the following models and an overall choice on which is the best..Thanks!

    John Deere 717 48" 19hp Kawi- $5999
    Exmark Lazer Z CT 48" 18hp Kohler- $5199
    Lesco Z-Two 48" 19hp Kawi- $5995
  2. phillylawnking1

    phillylawnking1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    EXMARK-you will be very happy with it.
  3. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

  4. CTservices

    CTservices LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    JD 717 I demoed one. Damp Grass, Dry Grass= Clumps. This was out of the box, with stock blades. Might be better with hi-lifts, discharge shoot removed also. Did not stick well to hills, higher center of gravity than my other choice....Scag Tiger Cub.

    Good Luck.


    MIMAINTAINCE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    Exmark great mower
  6. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    well since you already run all lescos, why add a ugly exmark to the mighty green:rolleyes: ?????????????

    Just Kidding, I like the 48" exmarks, lesco#1, exmark#2
  7. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Haven't used a JD 717, but am extremely satisfied with my 757. Leaves a beautiful cut very time for me (f.y.i. -mostly St. Augustine and Bermuda).
  8. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    you sure that isn't a 44" lazer? that's CHEAP for a 48", if it's new...
  9. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    oh wait, i see it's a CT now, was thinking HP.
  10. Tbarchaser

    Tbarchaser LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 449

    $5500 for a 19 kaw 48" stander. I use one every day, its great on St. Augustine. And they take up less space than a walk-behind.I can fit 2 on a 10' trailer.

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