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I'm back...need help again.

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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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As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. I was reluctant to purchase a mower from Home Depot. I had seen their service when they tried repeatedly to fix my father-in-laws snow blower. After that I knew it was worth spending a bit extra to buy from a reputable dealer.
I bought my toro gt2100 from a toro dealer in November, it was a leftover. I brought it home and put it in my shed. A couple of months later I went to start it and it didn't start. The dealer came to my house, checked it out and installed a new battery. Didn't cost me a dime and I didn't have to waste time bringing it to the dealer. Can't get that service from Home Depot.

So you have to determine what if you want to have a cheap mower and poor service or pay a bit more for a good mower and service you can count on.
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Since it still has a warranty from Tor, why not find a local Toro Dealer and have it fixed correctly under warranty.
Damit stop thinking so much.

Sounds like a good idea to me.
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