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fel
05-17-2005, 07:59 PM
How many of you guys have a problem getting in gated back yards with the mower, so far I have not had this issue come up but with picking up more residentials, I am wondering if I need to invest in a 36 w/b??
Is this something I need to be looking at or is it a waste of funds????

Mowerboy04
05-17-2005, 08:30 PM
i have to homes with gates and i can get my 36" through the gate i think that 36" mowers are a good investment because u can get into small back yards and u can use them on steep hills that u can't use the ztr on
hope this helps a little
alex

A+ Lawncare
05-17-2005, 09:05 PM
only time will tell.... since u said u don't have any problems rite now, i think u answered ur own question...

pjslawncare/landscap
05-17-2005, 09:22 PM
I used to pack my 36 with us a lot, but I bought and 48 hydro and if I manuver it just rite, I can get thru most gates the 36 was used for. A foot bigger cut really helps speed things up in back yards.

jbell113
05-17-2005, 09:34 PM
I have several gates that are exactly and I mean exactly 36" wide . Its sometimes hard to get the 36" exmark through these gate .....it gets wedged in there and I tug and pull till it squeezes through.....pain in he back side

Dashunde
05-17-2005, 10:06 PM
I have several gates that are exactly and I mean exactly 36" wide . Its sometimes hard to get the 36" exmark through these gate .....it gets wedged in there and I tug and pull till it squeezes through.....pain in he back side

Try tilting it?

surfisher211
05-17-2005, 10:56 PM
i cut alot of yards that my 36 cant get into so i bought a 32 w/b and it fits in the yards with tight gates

JB Landscape
05-17-2005, 11:01 PM
Don't take yards like that.

TURF DOCTOR
05-17-2005, 11:03 PM
i cut 7 on weekly cuts the gates are 36 inches,we use a simplicity 34 inch hydro.sometimes we push mow.

Ross Gerard
05-17-2005, 11:23 PM
If its an old gate why not offer to replace it for the customer with a larger one. Customer pays for materials, you do the labor and use a 52Z and get the job done in much less time.

SummitFarmer
05-17-2005, 11:27 PM
I have several gates that are exactly and I mean exactly 36" wide . Its sometimes hard to get the 36" exmark through these gate .....it gets wedged in there and I tug and pull till it squeezes through.....pain in he back side


Try going through backwards and tilting it up. The deck is more tapered on the back edge.

mowerman90
05-17-2005, 11:30 PM
I'll make the general assumption that a 36" WB is a little over 2 grand. With that thought in mind, wouldn't it be more prudent to purchase and install a larger gate for your customers that have these small gates? That's what I did for 3 of my customers that only had 48" gates. I had a 52" ZTR at the time. Once the gate is replaced you can then mow the back yard a quickly as the front. You'll save the cost of the WB, the time it takes to load/unload the WB, the maintenance costs, etc., etc. All for the cost of a gate and maybe an hours time changeing it. I was lucky enough to have negotiated with my customer and split the cost of the gate with them.

aclassic
05-18-2005, 01:10 AM
no problem w/ my great dane gateway, i'm mowing my gated yards w/ a 52" deck. but if i actually had gates that were exactly 36" i'd be pushing, but the time i save using the 52 opposed to a 36 i'd be ok pushing a 22" for a yard, price it accordingly though