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04-26-2006, 06:22 PM
Hi Guys I am new to the business and I am getting ready to purchase some equipment. Can anyone tell a good deck size to look for in a walk behind and or zero turn

04-26-2006, 06:28 PM
The 42" seems to be the compromise on this site. Large enough for the bigger yards and small enough to fit through the majority of the gates that a 44-48" can not.

04-26-2006, 08:13 PM
I would go with a 36" walk behind, especially if you are going to be getting a Z in the future. Wish I would have done that when I started. I bought a 48" WB, and after I got my Z, it gets no use at all. Still had to go out and get a 36".

04-26-2006, 08:29 PM
Don't get a machine bigger than what you need for small gates...the 36" is probably a good choice.

04-26-2006, 10:08 PM
A 36 can go about anywhere and will still come in handy when you get a big 66" ZTR. Most of our lawns are about 5-7,000, a few are 20-40,000, our 36 comes off the trailer at every stop.