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ZTR Commercial Mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by qualityscapes, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. qualityscapes

    qualityscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Looking to purchase a new ZTR mower.

    Getting into the mowing aspect of the business and need to purchase a commerical ZTR mower. Is it possible to spend 4 - 4.5k and get an entry level new one?

    I'm located in upstate NY so my opportunity for multiple dealers is low. Not to many manufacutres to choose from.
  2. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    NOPE If your buying a new one $4,000 aint gonna get you much of a Z. IF thats all you have i'd look at used Full sized machine, or buy a walkbehind.
    A new 60" Z is gonna cost you about $9,000. Lesco does sell them for around $6-$7,000. Honestly if you have good credit, and know you can get enough wrok or have enough$$$ to pay for it I would finance it. You can finance for up to like 4 years, and the payment are like $250.00 depending on what you put down.
  3. qualityscapes

    qualityscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Cub Cadet Z-Force 50 Would this be considered a commerical mower?
  4. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 649

    The Gravely PM34Z is a fully commercial grade mower, and lists for $5099 but can be bought for ~$4300 - $4600 . It's a great little mower, but it is not designed to handle hills of any degree of slope angle. That's about it's only limitation!

    Excellent machine!
  5. CAG

    CAG LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 344

    MY advice would be to get a used scag or similar brand ZTR with your budget. u probably could find one cheaper than 4gs if u start looking now. I would recommend a under 1500hr machine to use for a year or so then buy new and keep it for a back up.
  6. samk

    samk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    Cub Cadets Zforce series is residential though I do believe the 50 has a year commercial waranty. Tanks have two.
  7. qualityscapes

    qualityscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    What do you mean by tanks?
  8. samk

    samk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    Tanks are Cubs commercial division

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Try simplicity mowers not sure if 4 grand will get you much.
  10. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 721

    exmark phaser.

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