Join Date: May 2020
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ZTR Buying Advice
I need some help deciding on a ZTR. I recently moved to a 3.5 acre, mostly flat piece of property. There isn't too much real grass growing, but mostly weeds and old hay. My wife is trying to convince me I need a mid mount mower for my Kubota tractor, but I don't want to be spending hours and hours mowing this land, so I figured a ZTR is my best bet. My problem is, I don't know where to start. I recently borrowed a friend's John Deere Z915E, and boy it was fun! However, I don't have $8-9k to spend on a new one. I'm setting an arbitrary budget of $3000 to spend on a used machine. So far my requirements are:
-Able to mow well at higher speeds
-Easy to maintain
What brands should I be looking for? I've been mostly looking on FaceBook Marketplace, and Craigslist. I assume that there are certain brands that are better than others, but at this point, I'm not sure what those brands might be. Also, what should I limit the hours to? I've seen plenty with 1000, 2000 and even 3000+ hours, but I tend to shy away from those. I figure I should be looking for one with well under 1000 hours. Am I right to assume that?
Thanks for steering me in the right direction folks!