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Old 03-15-2000, 06:37 PM
turnkey turnkey is offline
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looking to buy my first wb..got price quotes for the following 36" gear drive,fixed deck wb:exmark metro 15kaw $2499...bobcat 15kaw 2500....honda 13honda $2890..bunton 15koh $2500...i will be mowing only a few acct's ...looking to make a few dollars part time
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Old 03-15-2000, 07:15 PM
Lazer Lazer is offline
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I'd recommend Toro (eXmark) WB's:<p>36&quot; 12.5 Kaw 1950.00<br>48&quot; 14.0 Kaw 2299.00<p>I think turfquip.com has them for similar prices.
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Old 03-15-2000, 07:17 PM
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thax lazer...prices seem to run higher here in new york!!!
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Old 03-15-2000, 08:25 PM
Lazer Lazer is offline
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You gotta go to turfquip.com. The guy in in Orchard Park, NY.<p>Make yourself wealthy, not your dealer.
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Old 03-15-2000, 08:44 PM
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I'am looking into a wb, which is better a t-bar or the pistol grips and does toro/exmark make the pistol grip guys here say the bar makes it harder to make straight lines. Let me know I have always used 21&quot; honda's and Grasshoppers but would now like a 32-36&quot; walk behind. Thanks<p>----------<br>T.J. Greenfield<br>
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Old 03-15-2000, 08:46 PM
plowking35 plowking35 is offline
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If you are only mowing a few accounts look for a good used machine, many dealers will have them in on consignment or on trade.<br>If not giant vac co makes a inexpensive mower, along with a company named landscaper.It is skag parts assembled by another company. They have prices very low.
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Old 03-15-2000, 08:52 PM
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If I'm walking behind it, which I assume you'll do, I personally prefer T-Bar. For riding a sulky I like the pistol grips.<p>As far as making straight lines, once you have a little experience, you can make straight lines easily with either.<p>'course, I've had employees that couldn't make a straight line with a laser pointer!
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Old 03-15-2000, 09:22 PM
Eric ELM Eric ELM is offline
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Lazer, You make me laugh I liked that last comment.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
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Old 03-16-2000, 05:04 AM
turnkey turnkey is offline
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lazer...orchard park is 8 hrs. from me...i don't think i would save much traveling that far to buy a mower,,then there is the service factor...want to be able to take it somewhere if something goes wrong.....thanx for your comments
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