View Full Version : New 36" mower-Have you seen this?
03-08-2004, 12:44 AM
As I was looking through the threads an ad at the top of the page caught my eye. It was for a 36" commerical w/b for only 1,925 +/-(including shipping to anywhere). Has any seen or used this before? Check it out at www.betteroutdoorproducts.com/our-products.htm
Let me know.
03-08-2004, 01:02 AM
Looks like the Stealth mower - hey for the extra couple of hundred dollars you're saving, I'd rather buy an Exmark or Scag (there about $2600) - lots more durable, years of design experience behind them - and easy to get parts. I looked at a buddy's Stealth last year. He was all proud of it and the money he saved - I could have kicked the thing apart (it wasn't heavy duty at all) - sure enough, it broke lots last year. Just my 2 cents. I think the extra money is worth the headache it'll save (buy a exmark, scag, toro, gravely, etc...).
03-08-2004, 01:13 AM
yeah i saw a post on hear a while back from the designer of that machine. he came on and asked people what they thought about buying a machine online for cheap without the middleman. well that did'nt go to well, everyone wanted dealer support, he said it was only for those who can fix their own equipment. Then he said it will be EXACTLY like all the pro equipment Kawasaki or kohler engines, and i believe he even said it would be a hydro for under $2000. well then i saw the machine later and guess what
It had a briggs motor and it was a hydro but not seperate wheel motors in back, it has the same hydro tranny as a john deere L100 series garden tractor, not the nice seperate REAL hydros like heavy built equipment. I like it dont get me wrong, it would be great for a backup mower for gated properties that you only need it for a couple times a day but it wouldnt hold up to heavy duty use like real pro equipment i do like the price though
03-08-2004, 08:43 AM
You are correct in that the Quick36 is not a dual hydro, but it doesn't cost four grand either...
It does have infinitely variable ground speed, a true reverse, and a really high quality of cut. Our deck is a fabricated deep-tunnel, swept discharge design and is very well built. Just ask Pete Andonian at Accelerator Industries, he's seen it. Full sized wheels. Heavy casters. Easy height of cut. Electric start standard.
The Quick36 is a very easy to operate and maneuverable machine.
Comparing it to a Chinese-built Stealth is like comparing a Yugo to a Chevy pickup. You really need to see one.
And yes, you can get parts delivered directly to you without driving to your dealer along with a nice lineup of accessories.
Good value for the money.
03-08-2004, 09:05 AM
13 HP Briggs & Stratton = Yugo
KAW & Kolher= Chevrolet
03-08-2004, 01:41 PM
what is the blade speed?
03-08-2004, 01:50 PM
I'd rather buy an Exmark
03-08-2004, 01:53 PM
if any of you seen my "father in law" thread I was asking about this mower just a week ago, he found it on ebay, well he went ahead and bought it, delevery should be in about 6 more days, when he gets it i will fully inspest the machine and post my true opinions about it
03-08-2004, 04:05 PM
I'll stick with my new 36 Toro I just bought yesterday for $2200. Good luck finding a dealer with that thing too. No thanks. :nono:
03-08-2004, 04:54 PM
What is the Blade speed and how is it on hills. That is going side ways on hills?
03-08-2004, 04:58 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by John Gamba
[B]What is the Blade speed and how is it on hills. That is going side ways on hills?
Never mine! Its 16500 fpm:(
03-08-2004, 05:11 PM
16,500? wow mighty slow
03-08-2004, 05:15 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by metro-hp_48
[B]16,500? wow mighty slow
Billy Goat has one like this BUT its 18000 fpm. I still would like to know the hill part of this mower??
05-31-2005, 03:49 AM
16,500? wow mighty slowRegarding Quick 36 Blade Tip Speed -- Consider...
The Quick 36 has three 12" blades versus the two 18" blade setup found in many other 36 inch decks. For a given blade tip speed, a blade of grass to be cut within the 3' mowing width will encounter a 12" blade tip more often than an 18" blade setup due to the smaller distance a 12" blade tip must travel each revolution.
At 16,500fpm, a Quick 36's 12" blade makes 5,255 revolutions per minute. An 18" blade running along at the "higher" 18,000fpm will only make 3,822 revolutions per minute. Seeing that all blades have two tips, if I were a blade (pun intended) of grass I'd be scared of that Quick 36 since one of its blade tips would take a swipe at me 10,510 times per minute whereas in the two 18" blade setup get swiped at some 27% fewer times (or just 7,644 times per minute).
In short, you can only use blade tip speed in isolation if the size of blades between two mowers is held constant. When the blade length is different from one mower to the next, you have to do the math to see if 18,000 is really better than 16,500.
05-31-2005, 07:15 AM
Whats with all the grave digging?
05-31-2005, 10:29 AM
Good post, rlpenny.
We have a customer in Texas that cuts WAY low... about 1-1-1/2". He compared the quality of cut of his Quick 36 Super Duty to a reel mower.
There's a lot more to mower deck design than just tip speed.
As far as two-blades vs. three blades... for a given width, more blades provides a better cut. Fewer blades=Bush Hog.
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