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Ericsmulchingandyardwork
05-18-2008, 08:58 PM
me on my new toro

musician/lawnman
05-19-2008, 06:51 AM
Congrats!

Steve
05-19-2008, 10:43 AM
Hi Eric,

That looks great! Give us a little info on how you like your new mower. Would you recommend it to others? Why did you choose that model?

Ericsmulchingandyardwork
05-19-2008, 08:28 PM
thanks... well its a toro time cutter 4200 its kinda cheap but it dose its job i also have a kees comerical walk behind. i got the 42 inch deck because i got 2 customers with gates and their decent size lawns and the kees is hard to move around and stuff so i deceded to get this zero turn i got it from homedepot for less then 2200 and then eventauallty ill get a ferris witch is my dream mower i got my first pay cheack today so its preety exicting and one of my cusomters loves teh way the toro cuts his lawn so i think it was a preety good buy. i looked at the john deere i think the 225 correct me if im worng its sold at lowes with i think a 48 or 42 inch deck i dicieded with the toro becaue one of my buddies whos a lawn care speaclist dosnt like the way deere cuts and hes always used toro so i went with the toro if ur just getting into the bussiness and want a zero turn i would recomend the toro or if u want a lil bigger the cub cedet and like most teenages i wanted the biggist most aggrisve looking lawn mower but it dosnt matter how big it is for the first couple years it just matters how it cuts

Steve
05-19-2008, 09:33 PM
Very interesting!

Do you have any idea on the lifespan of such a mower? Does the store or manufacturer give you a warranty for a specific amount of hours used?

Ericsmulchingandyardwork
05-20-2008, 12:43 PM
i acultally vioded the warrenty already since ive used it to kame money so all i get is a 90 day warrenty i think it should last me about 200 hours thats wat ppl ahve told me

Steve
05-20-2008, 01:24 PM
Really! The mower says you can't use it for commercial purposes? That is very interesting!

Did anyone at the store tell you it would last 200 hours?

So then if the mower costs $2200 and it's lifespan is 200 hours then it costs $11 per hour to operate it, without including gas or any other maintenance costs.

That should help you in your bidding!

bigpete
05-21-2008, 04:26 PM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ May 20 2008,2:24)]Really! The mower says you can't use it for commercial purposes? That is very interesting!

Did anyone at the store tell you it would last 200 hours?

So then if the mower costs $2200 and it's lifespan is 200 hours then it costs $11 per hour to operate it, without including gas or any other maintenance costs.

That should help you in your bidding!
I bout a residential mower this year and it has a lifespan of 270 hours. If every thing goes the same this year I will probably need a new mower by the end of the year.

Steve
05-21-2008, 11:28 PM
Quote[/b] ]I bout a residential mower this year and it has a lifespan of 270 hours.

Pete,

What kind of mower was it?

bigpete
05-22-2008, 07:00 AM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ May 22 2008,12:28)]Quote[/b] ]I bout a residential mower this year and it has a lifespan of 270 hours.

Pete,

What kind of mower was it?
Its a cub cadet LT1045. I was reading the manual and it said that it should last 7 years or 270 hours. In about one months time I have put on about "one years time". I only paid around $1,900 for the thing and I only need it for 3 more years.

Steve
05-22-2008, 11:16 AM
What would it have cost you for a comparable commercial grade mower?

bigpete
05-22-2008, 05:09 PM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ May 22 2008,12:16)]What would it have cost you for a comparable commercial grade mower?
I think that it would have been around $5,000 or more. It is not a ztr so thats why mine cost so little.

Steve
05-22-2008, 05:49 PM
Did you find a certain brand or model you would have liked to get?

bigpete
05-22-2008, 09:12 PM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ May 22 2008,6:49)]Did you find a certain brand or model you would have liked to get?
I am not sure if this is directed to me so I will answer it any way. I would have gone with a John deere if I was going to get a non ztr. If I was going to get a ztr I would have gone with a scag.

Steve
05-22-2008, 09:17 PM
Did you check used prices for those machines? If so how many hours did you find they had and at what price range?