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Old 10-17-2009, 12:45 PM
mds2000 mds2000 is offline
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walker or navigator

i have looked at other treads but nothing helps.
i recently purchased a grandstand and had nothing but problems with it leaving clumps of grass everywhere wet dry didnt make a differance.

i returned it and want to pick a grass handling unit and am liking a walker but the dealer suport is not the best. a navigator is less appealing but the dealer support is awesome.

i want around a 26 -27 hp range and not sure on deck size between a 42 - 48
and wanted to know what all of you use and prefer and maintenance is not an issue i love working on my stuff.
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Old 10-17-2009, 12:52 PM
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WALKER HANDS DOWN, Everyone on here uses walker, and I think there must be a reason for it!
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Old 10-17-2009, 12:54 PM
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Walker has EFI and/or liquid cooling. More deck choice. Suspension seat. Options to handle clippings like bins, bags, and high dump. Those are the features that sold me on a Walker.

Many dealers are discounting prices to move units.

As far as dealers, my local Exmark dealer is not very accomadating, but the Walker dealer is great.
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Old 10-17-2009, 12:55 PM
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Both are good mowers. IMO, a good dealer is a major factor when purchasing. Being able to get parts/service quickly is a great selling point to me.
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:18 PM
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Have had both, Walker did a great job when running. Navigator great with no problems, just over priced. Will probley go back to walker next go around and just use a different dealer. Neather local dealers care about the customer just the profit.
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:36 PM
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Walkers here. Had a friend with navigator, he traded for a walker within 6 months.
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:42 PM
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Navigator's weigh in at 200 lbs more , if you like ruts and wheel tracks............................
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:51 PM
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I'm going to buy a Walker for 2010 the season. Way more options etc...
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:55 PM
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I know this is kinda vague, but my freinds tell me that in the morning the guys go straight for the red machines. Yet the guys that have been doing this for many years go for the yellow ones. Kinda interested as to why.
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:10 PM
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walker the dealer were i live is unreal. They are the greatest dealer around here and are the most helpful. walker hands down
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