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  1. #11
    Elite Member tallyho8's Avatar
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    Katrinaville LA west of Westwego east of Ama south of River Ridge north of Boutte, above sea level
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    Kubota L4400, Kubota ZD326

    Default Re: Get a ZTR, save your tractor

    I don't know how you guys with hills operate those ZTRs on them. I have flat land but one day I wanted to mow a trail up the levee in front of my house.

    I drove across the River Road, a busy state highway, and started up the levee. About halfway up, the engine killed and with no way to steer, and no brakes, after a hairy ride, I wound up in the middle of the River Road 10 seconds later. Luckily, no traffic was coming.

    I have never been up the levee again on it.
    Happy Trails!
    Dudley

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    Veteran Member phiferpharm's Avatar
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    Fort McCoy, Florida
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    Kioti DK45se HST - Rhino 660 4X4 - Snapper Pro ZTR - Craftsmen Chipper/Vac

    Default Re: Get a ZTR, save your tractor

    I bought a used Ferris from my BIL that his son has used in his landscaping business. The thing has not only shortened the time it takes to mow alot of acres, but with the ability to get close to trees compared to my tractor, saves me going back around the trees with a push mower.
    Doug P

  3. #13
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    western,pa.
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    Kioti DK 35

    Default Re: Get a ZTR, save your tractor

    I mow a 7+ acre lawn.
    I got a ZTR a year ago to mow the tighter areas around the house and all the trees that was a little more difficult to get with the tractor.
    The ZTR is great in the smaller/tighter areas, and it cuts down on the hand trimming.
    In the larger more open areas I still prefer mowing with the tractors. Faster and more comfortable.
    Vince,
    Kioti DK 35
    Hustler Super Z

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    Jefferson County, Mo, ... about 35 miles out of St. Louis.
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    Bobcat 235, Gravely ZTR.

    Default Re: Get a ZTR, save your tractor

    I think we are like many comments here ... have a ZTR for the "yard" and a tractor for the rest of the mowing.

    I'd probably use a ZTR for everything if that was possible. However, lots of areas needing mowing are way too rough for a ZTR. That would not be apleasant experience.

    Also, to be honest, many times I mow its not necessarily to get it done as fast as possible. You can't beat sitting on the tractor, chugging along and looking at the scenery on a nice day.

    MoKelly

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    Super Member CompactTractorFan's Avatar
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    Pennsylvania
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    Kubota BX25

    Default Re: Get a ZTR, save your tractor

    One thing to consider: It you have a cabbed tractor with A/C, there won't be any A/C on the ZTR for those long hot days...
    Kyle - CompactTractorFan

    Kubota BX25 w/R4's (23 hp, 17.7 PTO hp), Loader, Backhoe, 60" Mid Mount Mower, Cyclone Rake Z-10 Lawn Vacuum, CountyLine Carryall, Ferris 48" Walk-Behind Mower, Honda 21" Walk-Behind Mower, Mighty Mac 4" Chipper/Shredder,
    2000 Dodge Intrepid, 2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

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    Super Member sodamo's Avatar
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    Big Island, HI
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    Kioti CK30HST, Case DX35

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoKelly
    ....
    Also, to be honest, many times I mow its not necessarily to get it done as fast as possible. You can't beat sitting on the tractor, chugging along and looking at the scenery on a nice day.

    MoKelly
    If that isn't the truth....
    David
    Please visit: Vacation Hawaii

    CK30HST, FEL w/ATI Tach all, Toothbar, Pallet forks, BH, Hydraulic Offset Flail, Brush Hog, Box Blade, PHD, Tiller, Landscape Rake, Boom pole w/extension&winch, Quick hitch, TuffTop Canopy
    Case DX35 w/LX116 "bobtach" Loader,

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