View Full Version : Walk Behind Question?

08-20-2007, 09:08 PM
Another stupid question, I'm sure, but I have been seriously thinking about buying a walk behind mower to use in conjunction with my 60 inch Z next year. I'm wondering whether most of you find a 36 WB will actually pass through most 36 inch gates (predominantly chain link in this area), or would one have to go to a 34 or 32? Thanks

08-20-2007, 09:32 PM
Did you measure your gates,a tape measure is standard equipment in the trucks new customers call and we measure for mowers and routing,on the 38 inch gates here we push or weedeat the small yards the customers don't mind on big backyards we push fun fun.

08-20-2007, 10:26 PM
nah man youll need a 32.. I use 2 of them.. Bobcats, and they just squeeze threw 36 inch gates, by squeeze i mean the deck is normally scrapping on both sides..I wouldnt even mess with a 34 or 36 its not like there gonna slam threw areas quicker then the 32..and anything bigger youll be using ya Z anyway..at least this way, your almost guaranteed to fit every ware


08-20-2007, 11:21 PM
I have several yards where the 32 will barely fit through, mainly privacy fence gates to back yards. The 32 is the way to go for a smaller walkbehind.

08-21-2007, 09:11 AM
The 32,34 and 36 are fine but they are pricey with no electric start i would stick with a push if you have time,the z-cat is a hoss i have 42 inch, i have 2 properties where the cat will not fit,if you buy, it need's run to clear your money.

08-21-2007, 09:28 PM
I have a 36" and it doesn't fit a lot of times so I bought a 32" and haven't had any problems since. I say buy a 32", better safe than sorry.

lawnboy dan
08-22-2007, 07:59 AM
another 32 user here too-lots of gates here in fla

08-22-2007, 08:37 AM
Thanks for the replys. I suppose measuring is kind of a no-brainer, but I haven't run into this problem but once, actually. I'm just thinking toward the future and am hoping to increase my residential base here in town, where more yards are fenced.