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post #16 of 19 Old 09-11-2019, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Are ZTRs really faster.

I have noticed the ZTR's seem to have a much higher blade speed.
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The ground speed isnt a big differant tho, just because a machine can do 10+ mph does not mean you can expect it to mow well at that speed, your still gonna mow at approx the same speed so that you get a nice finish, the big differance is that you rarely need reverse, you can go around any object or do a 90 turn in one pass.
We know where the bumps are and slow down for trimming and around trees.
But everywhere we can we mow at full sticks with our commercial zero turn (13-14 MPH) and it mows just fine.
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so you're saying you don't mow 3 miles an hour with your machine that's made to go 14 miles an hour.

like the Joe Dirt look alike in this video.
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DK,
so you're saying you don't mow 3 miles an hour with your machine that's made to go 14 miles an hour.

like the Joe Dirt look alike in this video.
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post #19 of 19 Old 10-09-2019, 08:30 PM
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Re: Are ZTRs really faster.

Absolutely!

I have about an acre and there is about an hour's difference between the JD 717A (zero turn) that I used to have and my old Ariens GT16 that I use now. The major difference is cutting close to all my trees. With the zero turn it was a simple matter of zipping around and keep on going. With the Ariens cutting around a tree is basically a 4 or 5 point turn, re-align with the previous pass then continue. Now if I only had a few trees the time difference would be a lot less; however I have 16 trees on my property, so that time adds up.

Also once you step up to a commercial machine, you get a bit more comfort and much better longevity than with a "home owner" grade machine.

HOWEVER with my tractor, I now have one machine that can cut the grass, vacuum, shred and bag leaves or dead grass, push dirt, gravel or snow (I have the ability to but a blade on each end), plow and till my garden, plus blow snow in relative comfort due to the detachable cab. So to me at least, the time trade off when mowing is well worth the versatility of a garden tractor.

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