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SomervilleLawncare
06-12-2007, 11:03 AM
I was looking into buying a used 36" but everything I've looked at has been in rough shape. I'm pretty sure I'm just going to buy new, but which 36" do you recommend that gives a nice cut and is reasonable?

flathead
06-12-2007, 11:08 AM
Take a good, hard look at Better Outdoor's Quick 36. They are a sponsor here and if you click on their logo, you will go straight to the website. Their reputation for customer support is second to none.

SomervilleLawncare
06-12-2007, 11:24 AM
I was looking into the samurai but just cant swing the price just yet, do you think the fox would do a good job for a starter mower?

EngineeredLawns
06-12-2007, 11:41 AM
I was about ready to purchase a Better Outdoor's Quick 36 Samurai since I could not find a good used mower. The Samurai is very well built and the company has a great reputation. Just before purchasing it, I found a Toro Proline 36" with less than 50 hours, more like 25, looked brand new. Got it for under $1600. Great deal that I could not pass up. I love the cut and the T-bar works nice, but the Samurai with the hydro manuvered better.

TAZ
06-12-2007, 11:43 AM
I was looking into the samurai but just cant swing the price just yet, do you think the fox would do a good job for a starter mower?

I have no complaints with mine. I did put the caster reinforcement struts on it to stiffen it up. Not that I needed to I just wanted the added insurance. I can be rough on things. :) The 13 hp only bogs for me if I am mulching much more grass than I should be at almost full speed. The briggs has given me no problems so far and always starts on the second pull.


-TAZ

irishsoul
06-12-2007, 12:05 PM
I've just started out this year and the Super-Duty is my primary mower. My opinion was that the SD was the minimum to go pro with. But if you get the struts and such I'm sure the Fox will serve. My engine is only a horse and a half better and has power to throw around. I'm guessing that the Fox's power will be a pleasant surprise as well. Luck.

Giantpumpkin
06-12-2007, 08:56 PM
I would keep looking for a used mower. I just bought a 2006 scag belt drive 36" wb with 25 hours on it for $1900. I am not sure it even had 25 hours it still had the knobbies on the tires. Good luck

SomervilleLawncare
06-12-2007, 09:49 PM
Thats a heck of a deal on the scag!

green-pa
06-12-2007, 10:48 PM
I would keep looking for a used mower. I just bought a 2006 scag belt drive 36" wb with 25 hours on it for $1900. I am not sure it even had 25 hours it still had the knobbies on the tires. Good luck

Good deal! So how does that belt drive turn? I only have a 21 but am curious as to how hard it is to turn or back up with a belt drive vs hydro.

YukonG
06-12-2007, 10:54 PM
I would get either a Toro T-bar or Exmark ECS.

SomervilleLawncare
06-12-2007, 11:13 PM
There is an exmark viking 36" listed for sale on this site right now for $1200 would sombody take a look at the thread and let me know if its a good deal. Its one of the first threads that shows up in the marketplace area. thanks for the help guys!

Giantpumpkin
06-12-2007, 11:14 PM
This is my first belt drive mower and I think it turns great. It turns much better than I expected. But it will take some time before I get good at it.