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surfisher211
05-17-2005, 02:56 PM
i am going after the 48 " lesco w/b, just wondering what you guys think is better the belt drive or the hydro . the hydro 48 " retails at $3,699.00 and the belt drive at $2,499.00 . let me know what u guys think i want to make the best move i have just hit my 70 th account and need to upgrade to a bigger machine to save time . i currently run 2 36" lesco w/b belt drives

Reliable Lawn Care
05-17-2005, 03:35 PM
I have the belt drive eXmark, but I will make the Hydro my next purchase. I like my belt, but I hear the hydro can make your life alot easier. If you have the $ , go with the hydro.
just my 3 cents worth.

MTR
05-17-2005, 04:27 PM
i am going after the 48 " lesco w/b, just wondering what you guys think is better the belt drive or the hydro . the hydro 48 " retails at $3,699.00 and the belt drive at $2,499.00 . let me know what u guys think i want to make the best move i have just hit my 70 th account and need to upgrade to a bigger machine to save time . i currently run 2 36" lesco w/b belt drives

At 70th account, man you need hydro real real bad...if possible get a 52" cause it will cut time in half and a lot nicer looking lawn. You have plenty of experience on WB, try hydro and hitched with nice sulky and you will be saying why haven't I got this baby from day 1? no kidding.
Belt is so archaic that only as a starter but as soon as your biz expanding, you need hydro to keep up with it otherwise your body will fall apart from running belt WB.

surfisher211
05-17-2005, 11:04 PM
yea i was heading to wards the hydro i do all residential as of right now, i do plan on bidding commercial within the next year . do u think the 52 would be over kill for residential ? if not i will look into the price of it :) thanks for your input it is greatly appreciated :waving:

Ross Gerard
05-17-2005, 11:30 PM
Needed a 36" for some of our smaller yards. Bought an X-Mark hydro. Had a Bunton belt drive. No comparison. Once you get used to a hydro you would never go back to a belt drive.

chefdrp
05-18-2005, 12:49 AM
deff. go with the Hydro. I have the Hydro float deck and it great. You can do a search on my name and check out the wat it cuts. I also have the casting sulky and accelerater grass catcher. My mower is featured on Acceleraters web site. Good luck with your new HYDRO mower.

kc2006
05-18-2005, 01:13 AM
Go hydro for that many accounts. I couldn't imagine that many accounts with my belt drive.

Eddie B
05-18-2005, 03:30 AM
another vote for HYDRO!

MTR
05-18-2005, 01:59 PM
yea i was heading to wards the hydro i do all residential as of right now, i do plan on bidding commercial within the next year . do u think the 52 would be over kill for residential ? if not i will look into the price of it :) thanks for your input it is greatly appreciated :waving:

52" is the most popular size of all time, it is compact enough to do residential with great time saving and big enough to crack some large acreage lawns or commercial park. One size do it all, don't get 48" you will be sorry ass later not getting a 52". I have a 36" and a 52" , and I use 52" 99% of time, my next upgrade will be another 52" with speed and power like 27 koh.

prolawncorp
05-18-2005, 02:22 PM
Most homes only need 48" mowers

LCME
05-18-2005, 03:48 PM
HYDRO all the way!