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OK, this just didn't work out as I had hoped.... :fing20: Long story short, I've got about 3.5 acres of land. In need of a new mower. I convinced myself to cough up the extra dough to buy a zero turn.

I had what I thought was a great deal on a Toro Z4200 from Home Depot. It was a leftover model, got it for a steal. Turns out it has an electrical problem, so it's going back tomorrow, and I'm at square one.

Can anyone give me advice between these mowers?

Toro Z5000 w/21hp Kohler engine
White 50" ZTR w/22hp Briggs&Straton V twin
Craftsman 50" ZTR w/26hp Briggs&Straton Vtwin

All similar priced

Or....alternatively, any ideas what could be wrong with my Z4200? The battery goes dead after a day or two. And the battery is brand new, we bought a brand new one after the one in it was dead and not taking a charge.

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If it was really a steal then stick to your guns and get them to fix it. I don't know a lot about zero turns but know some folks who've had good luck with Ex-Marks.:Welcome1: :goodl:
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I agree with shadow1961, in that you should give them a week to fix it for good or take it back. Sometimes a deal too good to be true really is.

As far as the rest of the mowers on your list, the reviews seem to be consistent with box store purchased mowers in that price range. It's awesome to it's the biggest piece of junk on earth. Looks like you limited your shopping to Sears, TSC and HD. There are more machines out there and some are at real dealerships with real service departments.

Go get a Z225 at the JD dealer so you will at least have a dealership with qualified people working on it. Not claiming it's any better, but you will have service.
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