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View Poll Results: Which brand makes best walk-behind
Exmark 132 37.82%
Scag 84 24.07%
Lesco 20 5.73%
Bobcat 20 5.73%
Other - please list what you think 93 26.65%
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:35 PM
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Once you get behind an Exmark Hydro you wont want anything else. Belts are for pants not walkbehinds.
Belt drives are good for starters.
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QUOTE=SnapperAriens]Belt drives are good for starters.[/QUOTE]

I don;t agree. It depends on what you are cutting. I had a 1997 exmark viking 36" that i hated. My friend had a belt driven scag 36" and for the size properties i did, it was a better all around machine. The only thing i liked better about the hydro was the reverse. Other than that the belt driven for me is better. I ended up buying a scag 36" belt driven. All the landscapers around me only use 36" scags belt driven exclusively. this is just my 2 cents. I only cut 1500-4000 square foot lawns that where some are gated and alomst 99% flat. The only hilly home i do is about 500 square feet and i use my 21" lawnboy. IMO. LawnInOrder
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:39 PM
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Ya belt drives are good for most starters and for smaller flat areas and gated back yards. Once you start using a beltdrive for large properties with slopes and have a sulky mounted on it your gonna want a hydro because they don't have belt that can slip when wet or on steep grades and have consistant power all the time.
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Ya belt drives are good for most starters and for smaller flat areas and gated back yards. Once you start using a beltdrive for large properties with slopes and have a sulky mounted on it your gonna want a hydro because they don't have belt that can slip when wet or on steep grades and have consistant power all the time.
yea that was the other thing i was gunna mention. if i used a sulky or velky i would have kept the hydro. but the properties are so small i really don;t even need a 36", but i makes it faster. and as far as hills a hydro s better. It all depends on your conditions. LawnInOrder
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yea that was the other thing i was gunna mention. if i used a sulky or velky i would have kept the hydro. but the properties are so small i really don;t even need a 36", but i makes it faster. and as far as hills a hydro s better. It all depends on your conditions. LawnInOrder
yep, every machine has its stong points and best uses depending on the property and other factors.
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I don't see many votes for Toro's T-bar. I've been using Toro's for what seems like ever and I have never had any problems at all and best of all they have one of the best cuts in the industry. I would take Toro's over Scag anyday for quality of cut.
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I wish mine would...unfortunately the stupid thing refuses to die. I practically abuse it, and yet it cranks on the first pull every time after 6 years. That briggs 4.0 is damned near bullet-proof.
My briggs 4.5 on my murray went out with only three months of light use.
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I don't see many votes for Toro's T-bar. I've been using Toro's for what seems like ever and I have never had any problems at all and best of all they have one of the best cuts in the industry. I would take Toro's over Scag anyday for quality of cut.
I'm going with toro this year when business starts picking up. I really want to try a turbo force deck model.
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I'm going with toro this year when business starts picking up. I really want to try a turbo force deck model.

The Toro turbo force deck wb's are pretty good units. They cut and stripe extremely well! Toro made a big deal about having the adjustable baffle on the deck but I think its just bragging. I am not dissing the unit at all, I just don't see what all the hype was about.
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