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Old 11-24-2012, 10:35 PM
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I currently in the process of buying out a company with a 2006 walker mtlghs 31hp 48" and I loved the demo when he let me use it for a day.
As far as Grasshoppers, I have been told by several company owners and suppliers that they are great mowers but fall apart very quickly and don't last.

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Old 11-24-2012, 10:37 PM
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Dream on guys...you will get there some day...
I'm 18 and I have this-

Actually its my dad's trailer and truck (soon I will be getting a new truck and trailer) and am trying to pay off the mower.
Really, don't brag about stuff that you don't even own. I hope that you do own it now.

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:58 AM
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Really, don't brag about stuff that you don't even own. I hope that you do own it now.

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Ya, lot has changed since then, have my own truck and such. I'm still working on paying off the mower.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:09 AM
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i guess i'm not seeing why walker is better than a grasshopper...

Groundspeed:
Walker, 7 MPH
Grasshopper, 10 MPH

Bagging Capacity:
Walker, 12.4 Cu. Ft.
Grasshopper, 15 Cu. Ft.

Fuel Capacity:
Walker, 4.7 Gallons
Grasshopper, 8 Gallons

attachments are about the same although walker may have a slight advantage, for me at least...i like their aerator over grasshoppers, and their bed edger, and their snow blowers, grasshopper is 48" and 60", almost too big for sidewalks, walker gives you a better selection, although on driveways a 60" would the better choice...

all in all though i can't see why a walker is "better," the numbers are significantly lower than grasshopper...
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:01 AM
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I don't know Grasshoppers price and I have never driven one, but I know at least 10 landscapers who've been in the business for a while that will tell you that Grasshoppers are the least durable of any commercial mower.

I can't testify to that, but looking at every Grasshopper for sale and they always look more rough than most any other mowers for their age/hours.

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Old 11-27-2012, 07:28 AM
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I don't see manuverability, turning radius, or overall machine dimensions. Ground speed isn't always the most important thing.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:24 AM
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Ground speed is the last important feature for me on a mower.

Doing MACH 10 on a mower is not good for the lawn, mower, operator, or for a company's image.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:07 PM
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Ground speed is the last important feature for me on a mower.

Doing MACH 10 on a mower is not good for the lawn, mower, operator, or for a company's image.
Couldn't agree more.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:26 PM
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Which deck cuts best on Bermuda? 42 or 48? I would assume the 42 is less likely to scalp, but do any of you recommend one over the other?
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:07 AM
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Try this with a grasshopper let me know how u make out... Post pics
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