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Old 12-10-2013, 07:21 AM
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Not sure about him, but I bought a 2013 48" this summer as part of a package deal, already have it for sale. It sits in the shop most days. Too small for most of my lawns. But too big to get in MOST gates.

60 & 36" are my primary machines
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If you can afford to not sell it you should keep the 48".

That 48" would do a much better job being a backup machine for the 60" then your 36" can.

And when with new customers that you will eventually get a 48" could be a better fit.
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:32 AM
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If you can afford to not sell it you should keep the 48".

That 48" would do a much better job being a backup machine for the 60" then your 36" can.

And when with new customers that you will eventually get a 48" could be a better fit.
We run 3 60"s
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:35 AM
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Most if not all 36" mowers are more than 36" wide. Check the manufacturer's specs...as well as taking the time to manually measure your gates. The goal is to not have to use a 21, right?
My 32 goes past 9 gates where a 36 wouldn't fit. The 21 gathers dust 24/7/365.

Also, if you ever plan to have an enclosed trailer, then an electric start is a near~must.
IFF opting for electric start, then a battery tender* is a must-have for over-Winter to keep the charge consistent. This WILL extend the battery's life. I'm going on my 5th yr on the same batteries...I just switch the tender from mower to mower every couple of weeks Dec-Mar.

*http://batterytender.com/products/fa...-at-0-75a.html
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:57 AM
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Which of the following do you guys think is easier on the hands?

John Deere WH36A
Ferris DD 36
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:11 PM
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We run 3 60"s
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If running three 60"s at the same time leaves you no back up.
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:46 PM
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Stay away from toro or exmark, they are both garbage.
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:57 PM
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Which of the following do you guys think is easier on the hands?

John Deere WH36A
Ferris DD 36
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:01 PM
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If running three 60"s at the same time leaves you no back up.
$107/ day to rent one. Not worth 7 grand for a back up
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:01 PM
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What about the Encore Hydro 36" http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=393802

Since Worldlawn bought Encore. Are the new Encores junk?
Then fuel tank on the Encore site is different than the one on the thread posted above.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:24 PM
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Havnt read all the posts but the Turf Tracer 36" is the top of the line and the only one I can recommend. It will outlast most other mowers and get the job done fast and look good
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