View Full Version : deciding to buy new

04-01-2008, 06:30 PM
i've decided to go for a new ex-mark, i'm looking at the turf tracer hp, 48" mower, is that cool for a first mower or should i go for something less? theyve got 0% apr for 6 months, then it jumps to 1.9% apr for the next 36 months, should i do this or should i get something smaller for a first mower? i've only operated a commercial wb once before

04-01-2008, 06:41 PM
I would say if you're using a rider, go with a 48" unless you know you'll need to take it through smaller gates regularly. Hell, as far as riders, 48 is about as small as it gets for the most part.

04-01-2008, 07:23 PM
i'm sorry i'm talking about wbs, walk behinds not sit...im saying should i go with a 36 fixed deck for a first mower

04-01-2008, 07:28 PM
yeah if i had a lot of gates id go with a 36" if i could do it again, i just sold my 48" today cause i cant get the damn thing in most gates, they claim theyre 48" gates but theres no way i can even sideways get a 48 though it....

some people are swearing by the floating deck and all that mumbo jumbo but for something 48" or smaller, fixed deck has never given me problems

but a 48" turf tracer is a really nice mower, its what i just got rid of

04-01-2008, 09:25 PM
cool, thanks man, thats what i was thinking, i'm probly gonna go with something smaller like a 36, if i need something bigger later on i'll probly just get a rider

04-01-2008, 09:51 PM
oh i thought you already had a rider, in that case id.......get a 48" and use a push mower for the backs, on yards with no fences youre gonna kick yourself for not gettin somethin bigger

its your call hah