z force is out, down to gravely or exmark quest

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by smitty012, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. smitty012

    smitty012 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I have ruled out the cub z force and I am down to Gravely or Exmark Quest. I am probably going to go with the exmark, anybody have any opinions on the new Quest ? thanks.
  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,714

    Which Gravely are you thinking of buying? Then we can compare that to the Exmark.
  3. smitty012

    smitty012 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I was looking at the gravely zt 2044 or 48. I am cutting my yard, about an acre, another property about 3 acres, and would like to pick up a few more yards, not many though as I work full time as a police officer, and with the 12 hour shifts, I have alot of days off and just looking for a small part time business, which is why I am leaning towards the Exmark, although I do like the Gravely also. About a $ 650.00 difference, both available from the same dealer.
  4. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,714

    I am sure either brand of those homeowner machines would do a good job for you. Gravely has a 2 year warranty. I am not sure what the Exmark has. Maybe you can get a demo, or at least try them out on the parkng lot to see how they handle before buying. you might like the "feel" on one better than the other.
  5. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. blackandgold

    blackandgold LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    The Hustler FasTrak will give you a 4yr warranty parts and labor with lifetime warranties on the front of the deck and frame. The 07 model has the new commercial drive system and site guages built into the fuel tanks.

    The Quest is a first year model. Hopefully they wont stumble like they did with last years Triton deck.

    The Hustler FasTrak has been proven for years. Don't rule out the black and gold.
  7. akridge6

    akridge6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Just purchased a 24/52 quest and i love it. It cuts extremely well and even in wet grass. I was looking at the fastrak as well and the ride on the quest was better plus i was able to get it for 4750.00 out the door. The fastrak has more accessories than the quest, but that is because it is new. I say "Go Red."
  8. snowjeep

    snowjeep LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    Wonder why z force is out? I cut with the 50" all last summer about 20 lawns, no problems. The price is right, maybe look at the new enforcer!

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