Bad Boy ZT Elite vs Maverick

prowlerham

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I seem to have narrowed my search down to the Bad Boy ZT Elite or Bad Boy Maverick. I'll admit that a big part of my decision is that i have a dealer about 10 minutes away that I've grown to trust, whereas other dealers would be 30-45 minutes away with folks I don't know at all.
I'm first of all interested in any inputs in comparing/choosing these two mowers. I'm mowing about 2 country acres. If someone is profoundly for or violently against these two or Bad Boy in general, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts. I'd say a Kawasaki Maverick is the very high end of my price range.
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-Ham
 

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The ZT Elite was our #1 seller in Bad Boys until the Mavericks came out......
 

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The Maverick has suspension and the ZT Elite is solid.......kinda a no brainer if you like a more smooth-er ride!
 

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Are folks happy with the suspension after they buy it? Just asking since mowers haven’t really had suspension for years. Wondering if people think it’s worth the extra grand$...
Or if the suspension causes other issues.
 

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They seem to work real well with very few issues if used as designed....a lawn mower, not a brush hog, car trailer puller (w/car on it), rock/log/curb jumper! Go test drive one at your local Dealership....and NOT a box store!
 

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I just pulled the trigger on a maverick. Apparently bad boy had run out of the correct size Kawasaki engines, so I got a discounted Honda engine. I’ll give some feedback on here once I have it. I appreciate your comments.
 

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Just an update for anyone interested. My first use of the Maverick went great. This was also my first real use of a zero turn. Including learning curve, I’m estimating at least an hour of time savings by using a zero turn compared to my old John Deere conventional. So, though I hated to spent that kind of $$ on a mower, so far, I’m very pleased.
 

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ZT Elite is solid mower and number 1 seller , Maverick also great sero turn mower
 

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So the Mavericks have the following over the ZT Elite. I use the ZT elite at our church, a little over an acre and its a great machine. My only complaint is I am 6 foot 2 and about 220 pounds and the handles are fixed.

But I mow my own property with a Maverick. I mow about 3.5 acres, and about a half acre in back is really rough ground.

1. 3 mph faster
2. Suspension / Better Seat
3. Adjustable handles (I can move them for more comfort)
4. Reaper Tires
 
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