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post #1 of 31 Old 05-26-2008, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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Whats the best zero turn mower for the money

I'm looking for a ztr the mulches or bags. I know nothing about ztr's so if you could let me know what you like and why i'd apperciate it thanks guys.
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Ariens or Gravely.

Actually built be the same company now. Ariens is like a medium duty homeowner version, and the Gravelys are heavy duty homeowner/commercial.

Medium size machines list from about $2000-$3500 on the East Coast.

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I have a 52" Hustler. I chose it due to the life time warranty on frame.
Little pricey but loved the warranty. If you use bagger.....look at the cost of each. They can get expensive! Toro makes a decent homeowners model. Like DKR stated..... Gravely
makes a nice unit. Not too heavy of frame IMO

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When I worked at sears we never had any complaints with the husqvarna ztr, but the craftsman mower was a good one as well, but I really had fun racing the husky's in the parking lot, and they would mow like a dream.


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Awesome thread,
I've been serously looking at a grasshopper, lots of folks around here use them. Anybody have anything bad to say about them?
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I heard that the grasshoppers with the front deck dont scalp your yard as bad but they are alot longer really gotta watch when whizzing around small areas.
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If I was going to buy a lawn mower right now I would purchase diesel kubota with all
attachments as this would be the last rig I would be buying for the rest of my life.I buy
expense lawn mowers because my JD is 15 years old and still running great.
When I look at buying a lawn mower or tractor I want a motor that has a oil system that's
pressurized or uses oil filter.I also want heavy steel body not light sheet metal chassis
some models offer.The old saying is true you get what you pay for holds up.I am fortunate to work at a college where they use several different top brands going head to head and you get to see which one stands up best under harsh treatment from multiple drivers.
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I worked for a landscaping company while in college on the summers and we used all Gravely equipment. If you spend the money on a nice medium duty one it will last you years and years. I beleive the company I used to work for has 6 mowers now and 2 were ones that I was using back then. Each of those easily has over 1000 hours on them and only thing that has been changed on them is the belts and blades. Hustlers are okay and everyone likes them cuz of the frame warranty but seriously, a frame isn't going to fail on a mower. A lot of other things can however, clutches, hydralic pumps, blade spindles and so on.
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I think the price range you are looking at really will change what brands you are looking at (or at least the models or lines in the brands).How much land are you looking to mow?

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