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statman
03-29-2007, 02:07 PM
I planning to buy a new walk-behind and would like your input. I only need it for a couple of fenced yards and plan to use it for a back up. Which one???

Here is what I am considering so far:
Honda 36" Commercial Hydro (discontinued) ($2500)
Bobcat 36" gear drive ($2550)
Billy Goat 33" ($1600)
Troy Built 33" ($1600)
Exmark Metro 36" ($2900)

ProStreetCamaro
03-29-2007, 02:14 PM
Honestly I would go with the Bob-Cat from personaly experiance. Either that or if you have a gravely dealer around i would go with the Gravely. Either one would cut great and last you forever.

fiveoboy01
03-29-2007, 02:22 PM
My vote goes to bobcat too.

pugs
03-29-2007, 02:49 PM
Did you find a new Honda sitting somewhere? Wonder how old that thing is...LOL

GreenN'Clean
03-29-2007, 03:01 PM
Id go with the bobcat as well

statman
03-29-2007, 03:35 PM
Did you find a new Honda sitting somewhere? Wonder how old that thing is...LOL

It's brand new, how old do you think it is?

J&R Landscaping
03-29-2007, 04:07 PM
I run both Bobcat and Exmark. When the red machine craps out, a green machine will be taking its place! I voted for Bobcat as well!

WJW Lawn
03-29-2007, 04:35 PM
Can I vote for none of the above?

MikeLT1Z28
03-29-2007, 05:07 PM
Can I vote for none of the above?

i second that statement

blakeg314
03-29-2007, 05:24 PM
none of them, go with scag

LarryF
03-29-2007, 06:15 PM
Can I vote for none of the above?

The reason for this question is obvious, but may I ask you statman, why isn't the Quick 36 listed as a contender in your poll?

mow & snow
03-29-2007, 06:26 PM
If the Honda is a dual hydro I would get it.

Turfdude
03-29-2007, 07:38 PM
I would go w/ the bobcat (especially if it is not the classic) these machines are awesome. we currently have 2 -48 belts & 2 36 belts

Matts lawn care
03-29-2007, 07:57 PM
I would go with none of the above as others said.
Quick 36!

statman
03-29-2007, 09:35 PM
Sounds interesting, haven't heard of it before...

AllProLC
03-29-2007, 09:58 PM
What is that you guys don't like about Toro's?? Going to buy a new 36" in next couple of weeks, can't decide betweenScag, Toro, or Exmark...have 48" Toro now.

Alpha01
03-29-2007, 10:26 PM
If you are just using it as a back- up, that means you are rarely using it. So as long as it has a decent engine, a billy goat or Troy built is good enough. There is no reason to spend the extra thousand. You get more bang for your buck.

pugs
03-30-2007, 02:44 PM
It's brand new, how old do you think it is?

Honda has been out of the commercial mower business for quite some time. Well they still have 21" mowers...but those larger 36+ machines are probably like 10 years old at the minimum???

lifetree
07-25-2007, 08:47 PM
If you are just using it as a back- up, that means you are rarely using it. So as long as it has a decent engine, a billy goat or Troy built is good enough. There is no reason to spend the extra thousand. You get more bang for your buck.

This makes sense to me ... of the 2 machines, Billy Goat or Troy Bilt, go with the Billy Goat !!

thesargent
07-25-2007, 09:19 PM
i would go with the honda if its in new condition. i think they stopped making them around 2000. dual hydro drive rocks.

S man
07-25-2007, 10:40 PM
Looks like the only two worth getting are in the top vote percentage. hmmmm. Why mention the others?? Troybuilt????

YukonG
07-25-2007, 11:25 PM
Get the Exmark. And get the ECS controls.

lifetree
08-27-2007, 09:23 PM
Go with Quick 36 !!