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WoodBrothersLC
06-16-2004, 02:40 PM
Here is my equipment

WoodBrothersLC
06-16-2004, 02:42 PM
Here is my wb we bought used 6-7 years ago and still runs great

WoodBrothersLC
06-16-2004, 02:45 PM
you thought your shop was crammed

sorry a little dark

WoodBrothersLC
06-16-2004, 02:47 PM
and my two cycle stuff that starts on first pull.....it's all stihl (except for an echo blower)

WoodBrothersLC
06-16-2004, 02:51 PM
last but not least.....my towing rig

89Ranger
06-16-2004, 02:52 PM
How old is that Garden tractor you have in there and how much did u get that for?

WoodBrothersLC
06-16-2004, 02:59 PM
we only got the tractor because my brother had knee surgery three months ago and can't use the wb for another 3-4 weeks. We got it for $1500 (needed to get rid of it) from a dealer we have been using for 10-12 years now.

89Ranger
06-16-2004, 04:49 PM
What size trailer is that and how do u get all that on there?

WoodBrothersLC
06-16-2004, 05:42 PM
When we use the tractor it's for the cemetary or our bigger empty lots, so we drive the tractor in straight, and then we put the "48 in sideways right behind it and there's about an inch left of space.

89Ranger
06-17-2004, 12:41 AM
All i have is a 4X8 and i have none of the equipment so do u think i should save a little more money and try to buy a good 21" w/b like a honda, maybe even two. I am going to buy a trimmer and a blower too. and then once i make money go and try to buy a walker mower? i am only in High School.

WoodBrothersLC
06-17-2004, 08:45 AM
sounds like a good plan, that's how we started. I dont know about a Walker I would just buy a ZTR and get a collection system, in case you dont bag all of your lawns

89Ranger
06-17-2004, 10:55 AM
The reason that i want a Walker mower is because the nice cut it leaves and they are the only commercial mower around here, we don't have any exmark dealer or toro or snapper. None of the other ones so i went with walker. What Mower do u think would be better A John Deere self propelled with a mulcher and bagger or a Honda self propelled with mulch and bagger? My neighbor has a John Deere mower and his lawn looks nicely cut but then my other neighbor has a honda and his lawn looks nicely cuttoo

ABrown
06-17-2004, 03:27 PM
Walker is a good mower The main thing is the service department as long as the dealer has a good service department you will be in good shape

Grass_Nerd
06-17-2004, 08:34 PM
89Ranger -

I have 2 21" cub cadets... not my personal favorite but was in the same position as you several years ago and opted to go for the middle of the road equip., or atleast I thought at the time. They are both 2 & 3 years old; still using them and run fine. Minor problems with both of them.

I am looking for a new 21". Most of my yards are small and can't justify a wb at the time being. I went to the Honda dealer to find out more about the Hondas. He told me to go straight to the JD dealership (we have a Honda, JD, and Kubota dealerships in town) and look at the JX75. "Don't waste your time with the Hondas. Although a great machine, they are pricey and have a smaller engine compared to the JD." This was coming from the Honda salesperson! So I went and checked out the JDs.

Haven't bought one yet but will in the near future. He quoted me at $775 and the Honda at $1050.

WoodBrothersLC
06-18-2004, 01:06 AM
If you get a JD "21, get a 14SB, or the models closest to that. They have been the models we've used for 4 years now and they are very easy to work on, dependable, tough, and worth every penny. One thing you should look into is the rubber tires. We've never used them, but our friend has them on his 14SB's and he thinks he sees less wear on them. We haven't gotten a chance to try them out yet.

grassrootsinab
06-23-2004, 01:13 PM
Woods,
How many hours on your 38" JD? I've got the same one I think....made in 1994. I bought used last summer with only 200 hrs. on it. I've 80 on it in the last 3 months!! What kind of blades are you running on it? I was using the high lift factory blades but have switched to gators. They do a pretty good job.

WoodBrothersLC
06-23-2004, 04:21 PM
It has an astounding 1135 hours on it with the 12.5 Kawasaki. It's just got standard blades on it because we bought it strictly as a backup. We bought it from a guy at the Lake Of The Ozarks who used it to mow his yard down there, and heard we had a lawn business and was trying to get rid of it before he sold his house. It still starts on the first or second pull and runs like a deere! We wish we could have seen the machine run back when it was brand new.