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Old 04-28-2006, 04:26 PM
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what kind of walk behind do the experts recommend

looking for a 48'' walk behind. have seen gravely, husqvarna and the exmark. the exmark is a turf tracer with floating deck and a 14 horse kawasaki. what should i be looking for as far as quality goes? any help would be greatly appreciated. this is my second year and i am getting busier and looking to get things done quicker. thanks in advance
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Old 04-28-2006, 04:30 PM
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what size deck is on the turf tracer....a 14 horse engine sounds way underpowered for it.
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Old 04-28-2006, 04:47 PM
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Hustler has a new WB line called Trimstar. I bought one last month....so far so good. It's a heavy duty, hydro, 14 hp Kaw with that new h-bar steering system. It's very easy to manuveur. Really nice machine.

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Oh, I gave $4400 + tax for it.
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Old 04-28-2006, 07:29 PM
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what size deck is on the turf tracer....a 14 horse engine sounds way underpowered for it.
dido that!
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Old 04-29-2006, 06:07 AM
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what size deck is on the turf tracer....a 14 horse engine sounds way underpowered for it.
turf tracer deck is a 48''
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Old 04-28-2006, 07:21 PM
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My advice would be for you to demo a few and see what ya like best.
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Old 04-28-2006, 08:04 PM
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My advice would be for you to demo a few and see what ya like best.
Ditto that..although Exmark walks rule lol.
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:05 PM
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For a 48" size the hustler super WB is what I have. I spent 2 years looking at all the options. the hustler super WB has the largest tires of any EB for a smoother and more stable ride. it also has the largest engine with heavy duty air filter. plus the h-bar controls which are the easiest to use and learn. The hustler super with the right sulky and operator will do anything that a similar size Z will do and much more.
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:40 PM
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Toro model 30197, it's all I use, why use anything except the T-bar patented fatigue-reduction system, way I figure it.
15hp Kohler, 5-speed Tecumseh with R-assist, lots of speed and power:
How much speed and power?
With my brand-new one, I can lean it onto 2 side wheels if I don't watch my speed cornering, and yes it would flip over sideways if you don't do something. My older one is a bit worn out, but still pulled a 200-some pound limb the other day (hook a chain to it and pull stuff).
So much speed, you have to have a velke because you can't walk this thing in anything but 3rd gear or less. It has a 5-speed tranny, why cut in anything lower than 5th as the wind rushes through your hair, the 1-year old is so fast I still catch myself sometimes leaning a bit back on the velke for fear of hitting something. The old one (a 98 model) you can walk in 5th but barely, you really have to step it out and it is one aerobic workout will get your blood PUMPING.

Oh, they changed the model number, it's Model: 30698 this year...
http://www.toro.com/professional/lce...ear/30698.html

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Old 04-29-2006, 01:41 AM
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SCAG 52' Ultimate Advantage deck dual hydro 19 Kawasaki floating deck Awsome cut and machine!!
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