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Re: Zero Turn Rider Opinions

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Curt Cooke

06-28-2013 09:07:18
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I should have specifically mentioned that I'm in the residential market. The Toro SS5000 vs. the Ariens Zoom50.

My big concern is the deck thickness, Toro at 14ga and the Ariens at 12ga.

After that, the motor, Toro Kawasaki vs. Ariens Kohler.

The Toro has the 2 speed which is cool, Ariens a 4 point lift on the deck.

I'm just mowing my lawn.




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thebigyellowtruck

06-28-2013 10:25:32
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 Re: Zero Turn Rider Opinions in reply to Curt Cooke, 06-28-2013 09:07:18  
I believe it"s the 2 speed on the toros what was giving us wiring problems. I guess I"m just partial to the ariens, but the features on it are still similar to the commercial zero turns except for the stamped deck. Having the thick deck is still a plus over the toro too. You can do a side by side comparison of the two on Home Depots website. I"ll provide the link.

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Spook

06-28-2013 12:22:28
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 Re: Zero Turn Rider Opinions in reply to thebigyellowtruck, 06-28-2013 10:25:32  
I've got a Gravely, it is ok, but I won't buy another. Dealer I bought it from is gone, and I have to order parts over the net for everything, I just put a new belt on, and I need new blades, they aren't carried by anybody local. Plus it has limited resale.



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Curt Cooke

06-28-2013 11:02:13
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 Re: Zero Turn Rider Opinions in reply to thebigyellowtruck, 06-28-2013 10:25:32  
Thanks to all. how do you feel about a welded square steel frame on the Ariens vs. the stamped frame on the Toro?



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Thesmoothedeere

06-28-2013 10:11:37
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 Re: Zero Turn Rider Opinions in reply to Curt Cooke, 06-28-2013 09:07:18  
Hustler Raptor , you wont be dissapointed .



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BillinCentralMo

06-30-2013 06:27:21
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 Re: Zero Turn Rider Opinions in reply to Thesmoothedeere, 06-28-2013 10:11:37  
We have two Hustlers and would not buy anything else. Trouble free high performance. Change the oil and filters and sharpen the blade and lube. No other issues with either one. Ours are the "Z" model. Paid 7K for the last one a couple years ago. Think list price was about 9k.



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