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MJS
06-10-2007, 10:11 PM
I own a small landscaping business; want to upgrade a 21'' Snapper (Kawasaki Engine). Would buying a this mower be a good idea? Has anyone had any experience with this, or a similar walk-behind, and how would this engine hold up under medium commercial use?
Suggestions and comments welcome.

Here's the link:
http://www.cubcadet.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10051_14101_162710_33831_-1

MJS
06-12-2007, 03:02 PM
On second thought, since it appears that noone has used this paricluar mower, has anyone ever had an experince with a 33'' as opposed to a 36''? I have used 48 inchers, but have never owned a 33".

MJS
06-18-2007, 11:30 PM
Last time I will bump this.

Mowingman
06-18-2007, 11:46 PM
The 21" and 33" Cub mowers you mentioned are homeowner machines. However, with some proper care they will do ok in commercial use. We have sold both models to several LCO's and they really like the machines. In fact, one LCO just bought 2 of the model 760's today. however, they run the equipment themselves, are careful with it, and take good care of it. This 21" Cub, and 33" Cub will not stand the abuse most hired help will heap on machinery. So, if you plan on using this equipment yourself, go for it. If you plan on using hired help to run it, forget it.

MJS
06-19-2007, 07:01 PM
:) Thanks, Mowingman. I am planning on using it myself (I wouldn't trust anyone else with it anyway)

djflats
04-11-2009, 06:35 PM
The CC 760ES can't use a sulky right?

Mowingman
04-11-2009, 07:08 PM
That is correct, no sulky.


The CC 760ES can't use a sulky right?

JimQ
04-13-2009, 12:59 PM
That is correct, no sulky.

Remember this....?

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=222716

Q

Mowingman
04-13-2009, 01:50 PM
I missed that topic. However, a good size man on that should easily wipe out the transmission in a month or two. Maybe sooner if the lawn has any hills on it.

MJS
04-13-2009, 01:53 PM
Wow, there's a blast from the past. . . I am sure glad that I ended up getting a 36" as the backup for my Exmark instead of that Cub Cadet.

dishboy
04-13-2009, 01:57 PM
Remember this....?

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=222716

Q

I bought this mower and IMO a sulky is not what you want for a 33. This mower if it had a duel belt drive like a old bobcat classic varieble speed set up so you can fine tune ground speed and not have to wrestle turns would be hard to beat as a replacement for a 21". If you want a sulky a Walker MB with their mulch deck is the way to go.

I have made six modifications to my deck , blade and height control for better mulching and also I can now adjust deck pitch which was 1/4+ with the tire pressure I like. Now my mower deck is level, I get better mulching performance and blowout is about 10% of what the machine did as delivered.

Jim, if you take what is good on this machine and tweak it you'll have a winner IMO. PM me if you care to know what I changed.

Lawns For Less
04-14-2009, 07:24 PM
This setup has worked good for me, but I've only put 82 hours on the mower so far. It's just a stepping stone while I'm growing my business, now looking for a zero turn. I have a Shindaiwa backpack blower(EB802), trimmer(T242), and edger(LE242). My truck's an 07 ex. cab 1500 Z71(new body style), small landscaping trailer, 2 dump trailers(1 big and 1 small).
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Lawns For Less
04-14-2009, 07:25 PM
Sorry for the huge pics, forgot to resize.

djflats
04-14-2009, 10:07 PM
This is a 760ES?

Lawns For Less
04-14-2009, 11:42 PM
It sure is

nejimmy
04-26-2009, 02:49 PM
I just bought a cub cadet 760es and I seem to be having a mulching issue. It doesn't seem to do very good in semi-thick grass. Any suggestions.

Lawns For Less
04-26-2009, 02:58 PM
Mine didn't cut, too great when I first got it. I think it was some kind of coating on the blades holding it back, but it got much better after a little cuttin. When I have to cut real thick stuff, I just take the mulch plug out and side discharge it. If your leaving the plug in to keep from sprayin grass in to flower beds or something, I guess just go over it more than once and cut it more often from now on. :laugh:

Mowingman
04-26-2009, 03:00 PM
Yes, two suggestions.
1. Get rid of that piece of junk and get a good quality mower.
2. Mow the grass more often so it does not get so high. Mower will then be able to handle it and leave a nice finish cut.




1I just bought a cub cadet 760es and I seem to be having a mulching issue. It doesn't seem to do very good in semi-thick grass. Any suggestions.

nejimmy
04-26-2009, 09:41 PM
I currently mow the customers yard twice a week. The yard grows fast and thick but you would think a $1300 mower could mulch up thick grass. How many hours were on your machine before it started mulching well. My other thought is to try some new blades.

Mowingman
04-26-2009, 10:01 PM
I was a Cub dealer. There is no "coating" on the blades. That is a bunch of bull. The mower is not designed to handle anything but light mulching conditions. It is possible that belt from the engine to the deck is slipping and not providing full power to the deck belt. However, you really are screwed with that machine. Learn to use it like it is. It is what it is, and that is "NOT MUCH".
As they say, you get what you pay for. If you wanted a quality walkbehind, you should have bought a used commercial model, or a new one at about twice the price you paid for that Cub Crapet.

dishboy
04-26-2009, 10:05 PM
With a few modifications this mower mulches like a champ, and the finish cut because of the compact timed deck and mower design is better than any 36" machine I have seen.

Mowingman
04-26-2009, 10:08 PM
Well, I guess you have never seen a Walker mower, or any other high quality commercial 36" walkbehind. That Cub has one of the worst deck/spindle/belt designs ever sold to the public. Flimsy and fragile sum it up pretty well.


With a few modifications this mower mulches like a champ, and the finish cut because of the compact timed deck and mower design is better than any 36" machine I have seen.

nejimmy
04-26-2009, 11:35 PM
With a few modifications this mower mulches like a champ, and the finish cut because of the compact timed deck and mower design is better than any 36" machine I have seen.

What sort of mods should I look into doing

dishboy
04-27-2009, 01:05 AM
Well, I guess you have never seen a Walker mower, or any other high quality commercial 36" walkbehind. That Cub has one of the worst deck/spindle/belt designs ever sold to the public. Flimsy and fragile sum it up pretty well.

I own two Walkers . The spindles work as intended, one must be careful. Like I said the finish cut is great IMO, and the machine cuts flatter and because of its compact design and timed blades leaves a better finish cut than the 36" Exmark TTHP I owned, The Exmark Viking, and Bobcat 36".

dishboy
04-27-2009, 01:06 AM
What sort of mods should I look into doing

Not telling , sorry.