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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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Thanks. Let me try to clarify some. I had to write the post quickly last night, so I didn't get much time. The tractor was a left over from last season. I got it for $1500. I just bought it 5 days ago. I'm still not clear on the full details, as the store manager was relatively new to that store and wasn't there when the tractor was brought in last year. It apparently had been sold last Sept and was immediately returned to the store. It apparently had an electrical problem then. It was sent back to Toro for repair and by time Home Depot got it back, it was winter. So it sat until now. When my wife bought it, the battery that had been in it was dead, but that was the original battery. Home Depot took it to their tool area where it was jump started, then a new battery (which they did test while it was there) was installed. So we know the new battery was least when we bought it 5 days ago.

I'd love to have it fixed, as the price was great. We have 25 more days to return it to Home Depot for a full refund, and it's got 2 years and change on the warranty from Toro. I just don't want to live with a headache, and hope that they can fix it quickly. Is the electrical system really complicated on these things???

Anyone have thoughts on those other tractors I mentioned?
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