I need a "zero turn radius" lawnmower


Old 08-05-05, 12:09 PM
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I need a "zero turn radius" lawnmower

Hi Everyone,

My 16 HP Roper is almost dead and I am tired of fixing it. I have a 1.18 acre lot with a fair number of trees (approx 30 - half of them are quite big). Due to this fact I would like to buy a reliable zero turn radius lawnmower with a 40" or greater deck width. Could you please give me some suggestions as to the best models out there with an estimated cost if possible.

In advance, thanks for your suggestions and opinions.
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Old 08-06-05, 12:32 AM
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Hello olisop!

I am not very familiar with small homeowner type ZTR mowers, but I have seen the Craftsman. For what it is, I am pretty impressed with it. It is built by Simplicity and seems to be well enough made for reliable homeowner use, and quite easy to work on. Most of the time, these ZTRs can be so full of stuff in a tightly packed bundle that they are a pain to work on, but the craftsman doesn't fall into that category. They haven't been around long enough for me to have an opinion about their longevity, but it looks like a decent machine without the high price of a commercial type ZTR. There may be others out there that are as good or better (in that price range), but this is the only one I've seen.
Old 08-06-05, 08:10 PM
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Hi Cheese,

Thanks for the comments on the Craftsman. I will check out their ZTR on Sears website and perhaps in person on Monday. I ahve been doing some searching on the Internet and I was quite surprised to learn how expensive these lawnmowers are.

Thanks again.
Old 08-07-05, 06:58 AM
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I have a Dixon zero turn. I love it. It has a fiberglass deck which I have learned to value over steel decks.

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