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zim bob the landscaper
02-10-2006, 09:33 PM
what out of these or just pic other and tell why u like them or dislike them.

zim bob the landscaper
02-10-2006, 09:36 PM
im other i've got a bunton and like it alot because it has sucj a smooth cut. also stripse pretty good on good lawns.

ToroLandscaper
02-11-2006, 01:40 AM
Toro becouse its the best mower for the money and the turbo force deck is GREAT and it has very good power and the people at toro are very helpful....and it cuts, discharges, and stripe EXTREMELY well from now ill probably stick with toro!

TURF DOCTOR
02-11-2006, 01:53 AM
scag.........

KS_Grasscutter
02-11-2006, 04:49 PM
I use about 80% Deere and 20% Dixon.

Jason Rose
02-11-2006, 04:56 PM
another "other" for the poll. I guess I do have a JD 21" walkbehind... I primarely run Dixon ZTR mowers. I have been looking long and hard at about every other brand and I have yet to find one that I like better. It looks pretty probable that I will be getting a new Dixon sometime this season. I want to look at Dixie Chopper too, but they just have little to no trim on the 50" decks. No trim makes cutting close to things pretty tough.

J&R Landscaping
02-11-2006, 07:17 PM
Exmark/Other.....

CLC03
02-11-2006, 10:55 PM
I use Exmark/Toro mowers. I think they are the best, but I have never used anything else. There must be a reason I haven't used anything else!:)

qualitylawnmanagement
02-11-2006, 11:33 PM
other, Dixie Chopper, might switch to lesco ztr.

Tadams
02-11-2006, 11:44 PM
EXMARK- Local dealer, great service, great cut, lasts forever

namesdustin
02-12-2006, 01:02 AM
We use the Bob-Cats they have been great mowers

PaulJ
02-12-2006, 01:07 AM
Main mower is a Hustler 48"SWB because it was the only mower that had all the features I wanted, and it has the best controls on the market.
Backup is a Lesco 36" belt, good mower for the money and tough as nails.
21" Ariens for the tight spots. Love the Robin engine and the dealer support is great.

K&L Landscaping
02-13-2006, 02:47 PM
Entire fleet is John Deere from 997 z-traks to JX-75 21".

True Cut Lawn Maintenance
02-13-2006, 04:26 PM
Simplicity here

The Cowboy
02-14-2006, 10:24 PM
Gravely, first, because it was the only 52" available at the time with 27 HP. second the factory spindles are designed to run doubles, with the deep 5.5" deck (hydraulically lifted) it is one of the fastest mowers out there. Thirdly, the quality of cut can't be beat at the speeds I mow at (10-14 mph). Fourthly, because they are made in Green Bay metro near my favorite foot ball team. Lastly, because Charlie Daniels endorses Gravely and owns a few himself.headphones headphones headphones headphones

turf dog
02-14-2006, 10:49 PM
walker and I am buying a scag

SLC, LLC
02-15-2006, 02:17 PM
Ferris mowers

northwest lawn
02-15-2006, 03:31 PM
exmark,lesco,wright

qualitylawnmanagement
02-15-2006, 04:41 PM
Dixie choppers, and a simplicity walk-behind. More brands as my company grows, maybe lesco, scag, exmark but sticking with dixie chopper for a while cuase I get good prices from my dealer.

just Cuts
02-16-2006, 05:09 AM
Toro is my choice. I've used many different mowers over the years working for others and went with Toro when I went on my own.

mulcahy mowing
02-16-2006, 06:50 PM
Toro/eXmark,what more can i say?

jtkplc
02-16-2006, 06:53 PM
I use Gravely...

Green-Pro
02-16-2006, 07:18 PM
Scag, Echo, Billygoat and now LT Rich

Ranjef
02-18-2006, 12:46 PM
Dixie Chopper and Toro

Courtesy
02-18-2006, 10:22 PM
Scag 36 wb with jungle wheels and 21 toro auto trans & elec start. Very good mowers. Haven't had any problems at all.

AL Inc
02-19-2006, 12:20 AM
I have two Scag walkbehinds, one Ferris walkbehind, and a 52" Wright Stander. All have been good machines and I get great service from my dealer.

cborden
02-19-2006, 10:20 AM
SCAG, built like a tank and good dealer support in this area.

MysticLandscape
02-19-2006, 12:03 PM
Encore(14HP kawi) 36" and walker(diesel) 48" GHS

Lux Lawn
02-19-2006, 12:07 PM
2 Great Dane Super Surfers
1 Lesco 52 inch Hydro w/b
1 Scag 52 inch Hydro w/b
1 Exmark 52 inch Rider

lawnspecialties
02-19-2006, 08:06 PM
Hustler SuperZ

Mow"N"Bud
02-19-2006, 11:06 PM
I use a 52" Great Dane Chairot zero turn, a 48" husqvarna zero turn, a 48" snapper hydro walk-behind, and a 33" home made walk-behind (to get thru gates). After seeing all this you may wonder why the different manufactures of mowers, and here is the answer. I like Kawasaki twin cylinder, and all 4 have them. Including my home made version. Next was price. Each mower was new, except the home made version. I shopped around on the web, and dealers and found the best mower for the best price. No piece of this equipment has ever let me down. Each is tough, and I trust all their manufactures.

Another may like one type of equipment or another. Saying all this. Anyone looking for equipment can usually determine good quality products from junk. It's your money. Spend it wisely. Don't get in a hurry, and if you can't find what your looking for at a price you can stand, make it. Like me you might get a real sense of pride making something and putting your name on it.

Jason Rose
02-19-2006, 11:11 PM
a 33" home made walk-behind (to get thru gates).


Any chance of seeing some pics of your home made mower??? :waving:

Welcome to Lawnsite by the way!!!

rodfather
02-20-2006, 12:57 PM
Ferris WB's, Z's and Toro Groundsmasters

parkeeee
02-20-2006, 09:52 PM
Other. Main cutting unit right now is a Simplicity 50" zero turn. Have used them all.

lawns90
02-23-2006, 09:36 AM
I use walker mowers, Out of all the mowers I have used it is the best. They do the work of 2 guys. They are worth the money. Also the dealer support is excellent. They will give a free loaner if your walker needs work. Also I like the bobcat walkbehind mowers, they are very reliable.

ranger351w
02-24-2006, 07:35 AM
Grasshopper- almost trouble free and fast good clean cut. One last years and a 8 year old back up.

A.S.D.S. Mowing

Metro Lawn
02-25-2006, 11:52 AM
Hustler Super Zs & Exmark Turf Tracers

chuckers
02-25-2006, 09:55 PM
SCAG here and Yanmar mower

kyles974
02-27-2006, 03:03 PM
Encore, Dixie, John Deere

CuttinUP
03-04-2006, 05:06 PM
Exmark all the way!! never had any problems with it so far, They set the mark for others.

dKoester
03-04-2006, 07:35 PM
Wright Stander rapid height

Luvs2Play
03-04-2006, 07:43 PM
2-50" Dixon (2300) 23hp Kohler
1-60" Dixon (7525) 25hp Kohler
1-52" Hustler Super-Mini 24hp Honda
1-61" Grasshopper (227) 27hp Kohler
2-JD push

GARRETTWOOD
03-06-2006, 04:20 PM
Scag The Only Choice

Lynch Landscaping
03-10-2006, 09:10 PM
Exmark, that is all I have to say. They are by far the best.:weightlifter:

S man
03-11-2006, 01:39 AM
Snapper 21". Being big doesn't mean better. My little snapper can stripe! :D

westwind
03-11-2006, 09:17 AM
wright stander, exmark, and toro

Adam3669
03-11-2006, 04:55 PM
Wright. oh yes.

CrewCutEnterprises
03-12-2006, 02:16 PM
Toro becouse its the best mower for the money and the turbo force deck is GREAT and it has very good power and the people at toro are very helpful....and it cuts, discharges, and stripe EXTREMELY well from now ill probably stick with toro!


Toro..

36 fixed deck
62 inch Z.

36 " fixed deck turboforce walk
48" fixed deck turboforce walk. YET TO USE EITHER.

It really comes down to price, ease of use, operator fatigue (the reason we stayed away from exmark, scag and other good brands.) AND DEALER SUPPORT. My dealer can get parts next day, or they will loan parts till yours come in... THE DEALER MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE!

Echo Hand blowers, trimmers edgers. ( simplicity is the key, all take the same spark plug, gas oil mix, air filters(cept blower)

Anyone agree with me

CrewCutEnterprises
03-12-2006, 02:21 PM
Also my new 48 inch walkbehind didint have this problem,

This is a pic of the slider side( trim side) of the 36

CrewCutEnterprises
03-12-2006, 02:23 PM
The gap.. That thing will get caught on chainlink fence etc. Just a problem waiting be compounded.

Now. I grinded and welded on a new mower.. I hate to do this, even before the first oil change, but its now or in the middle of the season.

Here is the after picture. Needs paint though

CrewCutEnterprises
03-12-2006, 02:25 PM
Sorry for the long post. But these are the little things you think that mower mfg's would have down by now. Its minor but none the less a problem.

All mowers have there perks. My exmark dealer is 5 mins away, my toro 15, but exmark hurt my guys hands after a week of work, so we went with toro, and we havent looked back.

Loy's Home Services, LLC
03-29-2006, 11:45 PM
I use anything I can get a good buy on. The're almost all the same any way

72" Toro Z-Master
60" JD 757 z-Trak
44" Toro Pro-line wb
36" Bunton wb
Cummins powered Dodge
everything else " echo":usflag:

ohmiller
04-08-2006, 02:30 AM
I use a 52" Great Dane Chairot zero turn, a 48" husqvarna zero turn, a 48" snapper hydro walk-behind, and a 33" home made walk-behind (to get thru gates). After seeing all this you may wonder why the different manufactures of mowers, and here is the answer. I like Kawasaki twin cylinder, and all 4 have them. Including my home made version. Next was price. Each mower was new, except the home made version. I shopped around on the web, and dealers and found the best mower for the best price. No piece of this equipment has ever let me down. Each is tough, and I trust all their manufactures.

Another may like one type of equipment or another. Saying all this. Anyone looking for equipment can usually determine good quality products from junk. It's your money. Spend it wisely. Don't get in a hurry, and if you can't find what your looking for at a price you can stand, make it. Like me you might get a real sense of pride making something and putting your name on it.
What kind of husqvarna z turn do you have?