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ZTR or Walk Behind?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ztrguy, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. ztrguy

    ztrguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE FL
    Messages: 466

    For next year I'm wanting to target the smaller yards. I want to be able to get in and out in 30 minutes or less. I'm tired of the headache and hassle of the bigger yards. So, for everyone w/ smaller yards which do you prefer: ZTR or Walk Behind? And why? I'm kinda leaning towards the Walk Behind b/c it may be a little easier getting into tighter places. Also, it won't leave as much of a track. What do you all think?
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    You Answered Part Of your Question Let Me Help you with the other Part.

  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Try These!

  4. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Messages: 930

    John how soon are you going to get new pictures?:rolleyes:
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    As Soon As exmark changes The Look of the mowers :D
  6. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 587

    You really dont save time with a ZTR on small lawns. Alone with a 52 WB can can do 10 to 15 1/4 acre lawns in a day.
  7. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    Isn't it a bit "low class" to keep pushing the exmark stuff, when you're "on their website" as a spokes person. IMO, it's no different than "Exmark" themselves putting up the pics, which is just "bad taste". I'd think Exmark may feel a little ashamed having John put up the pics, while he's on their website, too.
    In fact, I thought we weren't allowed to do that anymore. Jody... what's the verdict?????
  8. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    Leave John alone...I look forward to his posts everytime someone asks"What kind of mower should I get?" By the way, get a walkbehind for your business. I've never used an Exmark but I sure know what on looks like thanks to John. I likes my TORO's.
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    As far as the original question,... what is shown is about your ultimate machine for these type of properties. Nothing better. I always encourage a wb as a first mower rather than a Z, for the mere fact of it's universal uses. A wb can go several places like dropping down into ditches and walking up hillsides that a Z couldn't think of doing. With space, turnaround time, and weight access being factors in doing these props, I feel a wb is the first choice in the way to go.;)
  10. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    Why?? What's the problem???? Shouldn't everyone know he's used on the Exmark website as a "quoted" LCO. Gosh, do you really think he's allow to say anything bad about Exmark, now that he's a spokes person?????

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