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Old 05-06-2002, 08:09 AM
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It will increase your productivity if the lawns that you service require that type of mower. I have a Walker 42"GHS and it cut my time in half when I finally realized that I should use commercial equipment over a lawn tractor. A walker is great for small properties or properties where you have a lot of trees or turns. It can't be beat if you need to bag. The Walker also shines for spring and fall cleanups. What it cant do is production mowing. If you have acreage you need a midmount Z. I wont even attemt to name a brand.
I have a Walker and will always have one. My smallest lawn is 2000 sq ft and I use the Walker on it. My largest is 44,000 sq ft and very wooded and hilly. I use the Walker on it also. I have a few lawns that have open areas but at this moment it isn't enough to justify a 10k Z.
I personally have 25 weekly accounts. I bought my Walker new and paid for it in way less than a season. I actually generated enough income in a spring cleanup season to 3/4 pay of one. Working solo. Its my main mower. Consider all of your financing options for purchase.

I would suggest doing what I did and contact a dealer or regional distributor and demo a Walker for a week if they allow it, otherwise try it on a cross section of properties. I had one for a week and couldnt believe how it helped me on my lawns. I was sold. They certainly aren't for everyone but if your situation is right, this thing is a money making and time saving machine.
Good Luck.
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