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mrmowjoe
06-13-2008, 06:24 PM
Hi all,

I m in the market for a new commercial grade self propelled smaller (21"-24") mower, I would like one that is able to mulch, or bag, or side discharge, also one that will last with regular maint, suggestions please along with prices? Thanks!

XterraJohn
06-13-2008, 08:16 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=232161&highlight=push

Nickos
06-13-2008, 08:48 PM
not really commercial but i love my lawn boy 10765

johnnybravo8802
06-13-2008, 09:39 PM
I had a lawn boy for a long time and it was an excellent mower and I thought that nothing would compare until I bought a Toro. The Toro is a cadillac compared to the Lawn boy. It's a variable speed and I can't say enough about it-starts first pull. For $359, it's a steal-I would have payed double!!!!:weightlifter:

Nickos
06-13-2008, 09:48 PM
I had a lawn boy for a long time and it was an excellent mower and I thought that nothing would compare until I bought a Toro. The Toro is a cadillac compared to the Lawn boy. It's a variable speed and I can't say enough about it-starts first pull. For $359, it's a steal-I would have payed double!!!!:weightlifter:
i thought about toro but i didnt like how the bagger fit on

too much work

the lawn boy is so simple and fast

johnnybravo8802
06-13-2008, 09:55 PM
I agree that the bagger is a little bit of a pain but the mower works so well, I was willing to overlook it. The Lawn boy I owned was in 98' so the ones today are much nicer. You won't go wrong with either one.

Nickos
06-13-2008, 09:58 PM
I agree that the bagger is a little bit of a pain but the mower works so well, I was willing to overlook it. The Lawn boy I owned was in 98' so the ones today are much nicer. You won't go wrong with either one.

yea seeing as how they (now) are pretty much the same thing

johnnybravo8802
06-13-2008, 11:12 PM
I'm not sure about that but they are both good machines. I have the personal pace and it's priceless.

N.TX
06-14-2008, 11:20 AM
I dont think that there is a bagger out there that will mulch well or a mulcher that will bag well. I think snapper is great for bagging. I dont think there is one that will beat the toro pro though for mulching. It will cut through thicker lusher grass and make it look great and do it about as fast as you can walk. 1100-1300 new

N.TX
06-14-2008, 11:22 AM
I forgot to add that the bagger is a pain .... but you get used to it after a while and its not so bad.... you just have to empty it more often the you would the snapper. The way it empties almost makes up for putting it on. You pick it up and then you can put it in a bag ... grab the back side and the front lid then dumps open.

johnnybravo8802
06-14-2008, 04:35 PM
My Toro was stolen yesterday and I bought another one this morning. I bought a Super recycler this morning and the bagger on it is a cinch. The bagger on the previous model I had is also the same-much improved and lifts off with one hand. My new mower also has an aluminum deck and is much lighter-$534. I don't think it can be beat.

STIHL GUY
06-14-2008, 05:04 PM
Ive used an older moder toro and a newer model toro and i love them both

RTR Landscaping
06-14-2008, 06:30 PM
Look at a Snapper CP21.It bags better than any I've ever used and it's easy to change over to mulch or side discharge.It is commercial grade with a Kawasaki engine.