View Full Version : 32" Hydro WBH ?

David Hickerson
01-28-2001, 07:27 PM
I have done many searches on this question with no real answers. Who makes a 32" hydro wbh. It has to be 32 and nothing larger due to gate reason and size of property. I know that the cost is more than a belt drive but that is not what I want.

01-28-2001, 07:46 PM
this is not a walkbehide but Dixion make a ztr with a 30 inch deck and a 14hp engine that was made for getting through gates .

David Hickerson
01-28-2001, 07:56 PM
Went to the Dixon web site. I really would like to stay away from Brigs & Strat motors though.

Eric ELM
01-28-2001, 08:02 PM
Dixie Chopper makes a 42" ZTR that will go through 36" gates. Part of the deck on the trim side pops off and you slip it back on when you get through the gate. It has the same hydro's that the bigger mowers have. Just another idea.

01-28-2001, 08:05 PM
I hear you I'm not brigs fan either. I thouhgt they had Kaws.But thats what i get for thinking good luck finding a unit

David Hickerson
01-28-2001, 08:19 PM
Went to web site. I think I saw the one you mentioned but it says that it has a wheel base of 44in. "Fuzzy math" says it would not make through a 32in gate. Would you know of any other company that could work?

Eric ELM
01-28-2001, 08:31 PM
They make two diffent 42" models, one has the regular wheel base width and the 42/36" model has a 36" or less wheel base width. I have noticed several dementions on their site that are wrong. Call the 800 number and they will send you info on that model and they used to send out a tape on the jet too. :)

01-28-2001, 09:16 PM
We are able to jockey a 48" belt thru 36" gates without much problem. We just place the side of the deck thru the gate and pull it back firmly against the fence with the wheels tight to the post. Then we just let the machine pivot in place and the other end slides right thru (barely brushing). We have virtually eliminated the need for a 36 this way.

My .02

Turf Cutters
01-29-2001, 11:49 AM
Encore made a 32" hydro a while back. Haven't seen them at the dealer lately.

Eng Mwr Guy
01-29-2001, 05:20 PM
This part of the market is less than 1000 (out of 50,000) units annually. Most manufacturers will not spend the money to engineer & support this small of a market segment.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.


David Hickerson
01-29-2001, 08:12 PM
Thanks Barry

Vandora Lawn & Landscape
01-29-2001, 08:15 PM
I think bobcat makes a 32 inch hydro.

01-29-2001, 09:23 PM
According to my blue book, Ransomes Bob Cat sells traction units and mower decks seperately.

They offer a 32" deck which I presume would mate with a hydrostatic traction unit.

07-17-2001, 01:47 PM
Wrong, Eng Mwr Guy.
Lesco makes a TON of great 32" WAWB mowers and have great support. They are a good, dependable, tried and true walk-behind. I know this is a late reply, but for anyone else looking for a machine like this, get a LESCO!

Richard Martin
07-17-2001, 02:12 PM
In addition to the Lesco Bobcat (same company, Textron) has a 32. Click here to view it:


07-17-2001, 03:30 PM
I know you said 32" but since Eric recommended the 36" Dixie (if that was an option) I would also suggest taking a look at the new 36" super surfer from Great Dane. Awesome little machine. On top of it all this thing has full blade tip speed of the larger models as well as 10mph top speed. This doesn't really seem necessary on such a small cut but it is really cool. I tested one out at the dealer and if we had the $$ for it I would buy one. It would easily work with most of my gated yards which we know use a 32" Scag Belt WB that beats you to death on yards with allot of obstacles.

07-20-2001, 05:48 PM
Syzer, is that 36" as stable as they claim. What $$$ are we talking about? Sure would be niceto replace the 48" Scag that I have to muscle in small gates and narrow yards.

07-20-2001, 06:36 PM
Exmark will have one for next year, not sure of engine options

LJ lawn
07-20-2001, 09:39 PM
try great dane.i think they now make the hydro 32". scag used to make them but not anymore.