ztr vs lawn tractor

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by trook, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. trook

    trook LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    As a general rule of thumb, how does the ride of a commercial ztr compare to the ride of a traditional lawn tractor (Deere x320) when traveling on a slightly bumpy lawn?
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    It's about the same unless you get a suspension seat, but I am pretty
    sure they have those for tractors, too.
  3. ramcat

    ramcat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 212

    i don't know about the x320 but my X748 rides much smoother than my john deere Z950
  4. AOD

    AOD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    I can safely say that a Deere 777 rides like total crap on bumpy ground. For the most part, lawn tractors seem to have a better ride. Part of it may be that I mow a lot faster on a ZTR, which makes the bumps worse, but there's nothing like mowing 6 ft wide at 10 MPH on a 777.
  5. trook

    trook LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    anyone else?
  6. CincyWolf

    CincyWolf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    They are both similar in the amount of shock transmitted to the seat if you are going at the same speed. Speed is the key. Mowing at 4-5 MPH is a lot different than 8-10 MPH.

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