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  • w0283767
    started a topic Residential ztr for part time mowing

    Residential ztr for part time mowing

    I finally got my truck and have been getting some accounts pretty quickly. I have a husqvarba hu775h self propelled mower I'm using but it is so slow.

    I want to purchase a ztr but don't want to spend 5k if I don't have to. I like new because of warranty. I'm looking at the snapper 150Z 21hp 42" model. It's residential but I'm only going to be cutting around 20-25 lawns a week each approx quarter acre since this is only a part time gig for me.

    Will this mower hold up well since I am not going to be running it 5 days a week 8 hours a day.

    Specs here:http://m.snapper.com/zero-turn-mowers/150Z/7800621/#
    Last edited by w0283767; 08-02-2012, 02:21 PM.

  • w0283767
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    Thanks! I can't wait to use it this afternoon!

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  • wat5150
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    Looks nice.

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  • w0283767
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    I only got to spend a few minutes on my new ZTR today, but it rides awesome!!! I can't wait to get to work on it this weekend!
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  • wandfsmall
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    Yea I wanted the Kawasaki engine but I couldn't justify spending an extra thousand for the 1500z. Since im not running it 8 hours a day 5 days a week I think the Briggs will do fine. Same goes for the pumps on the 500z.
    It would have been well worth the extra money but I hope you are happy with the one you got

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  • w0283767
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    Yea I wanted the Kawasaki engine but I couldn't justify spending an extra thousand for the 1500z. Since im not running it 8 hours a day 5 days a week I think the Briggs will do fine. Same goes for the pumps on the 500z.

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  • SECTLANDSCAPING
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    Nice mower. Waiting on pictures. The only thing I dont like is the Briggs. That might not be a issue with proper care.

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  • w0283767
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    I got a new one. 0% financing. Luckily I don't need to rely on this income and can reinvest all profits.

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  • wandfsmall
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    Did you get a new one or find a used one....Good luck and hope it works good for you...
    with the finance programs that came out this month I bet a new one 0% apr payments start next year on a lot of lines.

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  • Caskey Lawns & Landscapes
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    I decided to go with the Ferris IS500Z ZTR with 44" deck. I get to pick it up from dealer on Thursday. Will post pics as soon as I get equipment. I can't wait to get to work on that thing! Using that push mower has been brutal.

    Did you get a new one or find a used one....Good luck and hope it works good for you...

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  • w0283767
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    I decided to go with the Ferris IS500Z ZTR with 44" deck. I get to pick it up from dealer on Thursday. Will post pics as soon as I get equipment. I can't wait to get to work on that thing! Using that push mower has been brutal.

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  • wandfsmall
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    As I said before ...Don't over spend when getting started...Buy and use what you can afford without getting so far in debt that you will never get out...Buy equipment as you go and money is rolling in...Before you know it, you are set up pretty good....In the long run a commercial unit is the choice to make, when you can afford it...Look around find a used commercial unit that has been taken care of...
    My personal advice is look for a decent used commercial unit before buying residential they are that much better in quality. Another thing is I never recommend buying a consumer 2cycle for just a little more you can buy something that will last and have more power. But I do agree debt is the killer of a business in fact the guys that fall from the drought this year will mostly be from debt as to dealerships and cutters alike.

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  • Caskey Lawns & Landscapes
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    As I said before ...Don't over spend when getting started...Buy and use what you can afford without getting so far in debt that you will never get out...Buy equipment as you go and money is rolling in...Before you know it, you are set up pretty good....In the long run a commercial unit is the choice to make, when you can afford it...Look around find a used commercial unit that has been taken care of...

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  • xandrew245x
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    If you want a commercial zero turn but don't want to spend a fortune check out other mowers. You said you only had a little walk behind mower, do you really need a big zero turn.

    You could look at a walk behind mower, or even a stand on, both are cheaper than a ztr. If you don't have lawns over an acre in size, you could use a walk behind with a sulky to haul you around.

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  • w0283767
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    Thanks for the input guys! I think I am going to have to bite the bullet and buy a commercial. I will let you know what I ultimately get.

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