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Zero Turn Mowers

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by atlj007, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. atlj007

    atlj007 LawnSite Member
    from Ga.
    Messages: 19

    I have finally decided to start working for myself in Lawncare, I have always cut grass for the family to include grandparents, parents, and sisters yards. The whole time I have been cutting I have only used tractor style mowers. I have saved up some money and looking for a zero turn mower. I would like some input on the 3 brands here, from depenablilty, mtc, and power.

    I have narrowed it down to exmark, lesco, and grasshopper

    I would like to purchase at least a 23 HP and min. 52" deck
    something in that range I guess.

    Or if anyone knows or has been happy with a different brand let me know.
  2. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    The Exmark Laser is a fine machine. I own one.
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I know that you have been probably asked this question a lot of times, but what is your current customer base like? The size of the properties? Is this a career that you want to go into? Etc.

    By answering these questions you can then pin down the exact mower that you need. Heck, you might not even need a Z, maybe something else.
  4. atlj007

    atlj007 LawnSite Member
    from Ga.
    Messages: 19

    is 1000 hrs a lot of hrs for a z rider?
  5. LilRabbit

    LilRabbit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    Do you really need 23hp +? I own a Deines 60" with a 18hp Kohler for $5000 a great machine. Extra $1200 you'll get a 11 bushel bagger. I've had this for 2 years and very low maintence.
  6. bobcat2003

    bobcat2003 LawnSite Member
    from alabama
    Messages: 6

    I have Bobcat Ransomes by jacobsens formerly textron and they are great mowers,never have any problems out of them.

    Good Luck

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