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I have now big 62" and 54" zero turn mowers that I use on larger accounts. I was hopeing someone could tell me what brand of zero turn is great for smaller lawns. That wont rip the grass when turning with the front wheels.
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I have now big 62" and 54" zero turn mowers that I use on larger accounts. I was hopeing someone could tell me what brand of zero turn is great for smaller lawns. That wont rip the grass when turning with the front wheels.
Scag!!!!!! All others are just spinning their wheels!
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The best is the one someonelse pays for
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to most people the best ztr is either the one they own or the one that someone else that they know convinced them was better then the one they own. But in truth the reason you do not see everyone in the country using the same ztr is you will not find a "best ztr mower" Find a mower with good dealer support in your area and pick that one.
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to most people the best ztr is either the one they own or the one that someone else that they know convinced them was better then the one they own. But in truth the reason you do not see everyone in the country using the same ztr is you will not find a "best ztr mower" Find a mower with good dealer support in your area and pick that one.
You are SO RIGHT on the dealer support. Man I can bring my ZTR in to get fixed and get it back most of the time the very next day!! When my blades are turning I am making money. I just bought an Exmark 36" stand up and love the dog out of it. I too have large properties and use this one to cut in where my 60" will not.
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The best ZTR isn't a ZTR at all........it is a walk behind.
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The best ZTR isn't a ZTR at all........it is a walk behind.
I have those too but I am not about to use my walk behind on the large apartments that I am contracted out on. I'll never finish or spend tons of money on more employees. But that is just me.
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I have those too but I am not about to use my walk behind on the large apartments that I am contracted out on. I'll never finish or spend tons of money on more employees. But that is just me.
You have a point and I know a few guys here that use their ZTRs on their larger properties. But the ZTRs are on the "back 40" while the walk behinds are for the display area of the property.

I'll paraphrase a few LCO's I know into one summary...."99.9% of people don't care how long you are on their property, they care about the look after you're done."

And the original question was about smaller residential properties. So he shouldn't get a ZTR for smaller properties....he needs a walk behind.

I have accounts this year from people that dropped guys with ZTR because they "went too fast".

Even with a walk behind, if i go balls out with my walk behind lines aren't straight, cut isn't as good, there are missed spots.

If one wants to cut down on time without suffering on quality....go with a walk behind with a wider deck, not a faster mower.
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I need to bag the grass, so what walk behind can bag and be balanced to operate. I use a 34" simplicity now with side bag all I do is fight to keep it straight.
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