View Full Version : big mowers on small yards ?

04-03-2006, 08:41 PM
im going to be upgrading mowers soon i currently use walk behinds and want to speed up the cutting

do 52 or 61 inch mowers give as good as a cut as 32's on small props or is there no difference whatsoever?( maybe too heavy or to harsh on the lawn) all my houses are 70x120 lots at the most and will 90% be buying a stander but the small 32" that would fit in the fence doors are very hard to find for a good price and the 52 and 61's are everywhere used


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04-03-2006, 08:44 PM
I had to rent a wright sentar 61'' when my w/b failed this summer. and man it was a pita on my small accounts.

04-03-2006, 09:08 PM
We stay with 52 inch and less we can use this size on everthing, big properties that might cost a little in time, but they work for us.

04-03-2006, 09:21 PM
I use my Dixie choppers on bout 85% of my property's and there all 60in too. Never had a problem.

04-03-2006, 10:04 PM
I would get a 52" just that way you can be safe!

04-03-2006, 10:24 PM
We got the Wright Senter Sport 36" and it has a low profile and so far no complaints. Our yards are same size as yours...can't image putting a 60" on that size property. People are starting to compain about noise and size of equipment in our area.

04-03-2006, 10:58 PM
yea im waiting for a 32" stander to be used and fair price but looks like im going to get a 52" if we decide to upgrade sooner than expected the customers dont stop calling and accounts keep piling on but i cant complain...

04-03-2006, 11:11 PM
i would go 52...but why not keep the 32 for small yards or are most of ur accounts small

04-04-2006, 12:01 AM
Big mowers on small props are like a bull in a china shop. 48" walker would be sweet

04-04-2006, 12:08 AM
You can get a 32" hydro snapper for around $2,500.00 that should be the price about everywhere its a business sometimes you got to spend money to make money. buy it with credit if you have to unless you dont believe in yourself and your business.

04-04-2006, 10:11 AM
What about small yards with uneven terrain.

I have several accounts that have asked us to use a smaller mower this year. I upped the price significantly like 75% to do this.

The reason is they used other LCO's last year and didnt like that in some areas the ground was scalped and in others it was too long due to topography and large mowers.

What do you do in this situation?

04-04-2006, 10:14 AM
old people who are afraid of the z or for whatever reason, i use my old lawn tractor on 4 small lawns just for this .... old lco tore the place up..... its the operator not the machine, but some old people you just have to let them think they know....i charge a little more...

04-05-2006, 09:19 AM
Big mowers on small props are like a bull in a china shop. 48" walker would be sweet
I agree, I think? I mean this is my first season doing Green. When I bought my equipment last year, I rushed right out and got a 48" Hopper. It tears my small lawns up. I have done some larger props. and its great, but I would not off load your walkers yet. I am looking at a 36" Ferris walker next week.