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Old 02-23-2009, 02:18 PM
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?? about walk behind mower

I have never used a walk behind mower and really have never had enough use for one to justify buying one... i have always just used a self propelled push mower. I have some bids in/am going to bid on some pretty large commercial properties this year and a few of them have alot of small areas near the building and "islands" of grass in the parking lots. are walk behinds (such as a 36-48") ideal for that situation? I know nothing about them really, they arent used where i live i ahve only seen one and it was a stander...
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:20 PM
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and when i said "islands" i mean the type where they are built up off the lots with about 8" of concrete
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:53 PM
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well i don't know how you would get them up on the island without ramps with a 36" maybe you could put the casters on the curb and lift the back but definately not with bigger WB's
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:48 PM
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You can get walk behinds up curbs, but if there are a lot of curbs I wouldn't recommend it. I have a property with small islands of grass and we use 21" push mowers for these. It's just easier in my opinion.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:19 AM
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If there is enough clearance under your deck, you should be able to back your ztr over the curb onto the island. We always found that to be easier than trying to do the same with a walk behind. Of course this depends on the size of the island as well. As for the small areas along the building; my guys would use a weed eater if the area was less than 21". This was more efficient than going back to the trailer for the 21" mower or the walk behind...
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:01 AM
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There is a technique called curb jumping, or curb mounting, but the machines are not light
so the technique starts to wear a man out after a half dozen or so.
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