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daves306
12-13-2011, 10:33 AM
I am in the beginning phases of going out on my own. Most of my accounts will be smaller to mid size residential lots. I will most likely be dealing with gates, tight spaces etc... but at the same time I know time is money. Just looking for some experienced input? Thanks

Patriot Services
12-13-2011, 10:39 AM
36. With a mulch plate it should fit through a common 36" gate. The samll time savings of a 48" will be offset by having to use a 21 in the backyards. Plus a 36 and 21 easily fit on cheap 5ft wide trailers.
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daves306
12-13-2011, 10:54 AM
Thanks Patriot. I am thinking a Qwikchute would be perfect for the bigger walk. What do you like for a heavy duty 21"?

Patriot Services
12-13-2011, 11:00 AM
Honestly don't waste money on "commercial" 21's. I have used Toros, Lawnboys even Craftsmen over the years. Never paid more than 300 and got years of use from them.
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Florida Gardener
12-13-2011, 11:54 AM
36. With a mulch plate it should fit through a common 36" gate. The samll time savings of a 48" will be offset by having to use a 21 in the backyards. Plus a 36 and 21 easily fit on cheap 5ft wide trailers.
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Yup, totally agree. A 32/36 will take care of the common yard and be able to get in 99% of backs plus is cheaper than a 48".
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LawnMan19
12-13-2011, 02:41 PM
Yeah a 36 should be good for you. As far as a 21 the new lawnboy's are junk a honda Model # HRS216SDA form homedepot is good for the money and at only 389.99 is a great mower.Thumbs Up

DavidsonLandscaping
12-14-2011, 09:03 PM
i would go with a 36" mower. a 48 i think would be a little over kill if your doing any houses with fences, might sit more than it works.

ralph02813
12-15-2011, 06:47 AM
36. With a mulch plate it should fit through a common 36" gate. The samll time savings of a 48" will be offset by having to use a 21 in the backyards. Plus a 36 and 21 easily fit on cheap 5ft wide trailers.
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All 36's are not created equal, if in fact you do have 36 in gates measure your machine of choice - mine is a perfect 36 :cool2: