Exmark Lazer Z
The Exmark Lazer Z is a zero turn commercial mower with a sixty inch floating deck. The mower is an excellent example of what riding lawn mowers should strive to be. It cuts an impressive swath and can do so with easily identifiable stripes, in almost any conditions.
The hallmark of the exmark line, the Z is a great commercial mower which, if purchased used, can last the average residential homeowner the rest of their life. These mowers are capable of two thousand hours plus of use. If you buy a moderately used mower with less than a thousand hours, and do relatively easy routine maintainence, you can cut your home lawn forty times a year for the next twenty five years with no problem.
The initial cost involved in purchasing an Exmark Lazer Z will be offset by the fact that you will never need to buy another lawn mower for the rest of your life. Some minor mechanical ability is needed for the oil changes and lubing of the various moving parts but no serious maintainence issues shoul present themselves until the mower is well past the two thousand hour mark.
The only problems we have had with our Exmark mowers is a blown hydraulic pump that was replaced of a cost of four hundred and twenty two dollars by the local Exmark dealer. The advantage of buying used is that you won't be buying a problem mower.
All the lemons are scraped long before the two hundred hour mark. Of course, buying new gets you a warranty, but no one is happy when their ten thousand dollar mower is in the shop and they cannot cut their grass. A zero turn mower is definitely the way to go.