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Old 03-18-2011, 09:42 PM
cmos123 cmos123 is offline
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Good entry level mowers

I currently have about ten accounts, and am getting more every week. I am looking for a inexpensive (not cheap) mower. I have looked at a Worldlawn unit at my local dealer, and I have looked at Quicks online. Does anyone know which one is a better entry level mower? The Worldlawn is less expensive, but it looks it as well. I am looking to get a 32 inch if that matters.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:00 PM
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Why would you buy a new junkyish mower when you could buy a used commercial mower for the same price?

If I were you, I would do some research and look for used commercial mowers on craigslist, there have been lots of threads about this topic and I'm sure you'll find a lot of great information.

If I were in your situation, I would buy used off craigslist, you can find walk behinds for under $2,000 easily.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:35 PM
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I currently have about ten accounts, and am getting more every week. I am looking for a inexpensive (not cheap) mower. I have looked at a Worldlawn unit at my local dealer, and I have looked at Quicks online. Does anyone know which one is a better entry level mower? The Worldlawn is less expensive, but it looks it as well. I am looking to get a 32 inch if that matters.
I have 2 Quick 36 mowers and they have worked very well for us. They get mixed reviews in here, but I have had zero problems with mine.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:44 PM
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I've never heard of either of those brands...what does that tell you?...they must not be very good
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:04 AM
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while i've heard of the quick mowers i've never heard of the other brand.

i started out with an exmark 36" metro walkbehind with mulch kit. i didn't have a single client when i purchased that mower. and i purchased it new for $3000. now i realize that was 5 years ago and the prices might have gone up a little but i bet you can still get a decent price on something like that.

i noticed someone suggested looking for a used mower as well. this isn't a bad idea if you don't mind used. i personally don't buy used equipment but i read, hear and see a lot of people that do.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:24 PM
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I've never heard of either of those brands...what does that tell you?...they must not be very good
LOL...I bet there's plenty of good stuff out there you've never heard of.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:31 PM
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Thanks for some of the info. I am leaning towards the Worldlawn unit at the moment because I can get a 36 inch for a little less than the 32 Quick. Also, there is a local dealer who sales Worldlawn equipment. I only do residential lawns as well, so I think a cheaper unit will hold up just fine. My buddy has a Exmark metro, and I hate it.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:09 AM
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Thanks for some of the info. I am leaning towards the Worldlawn unit at the moment because I can get a 36 inch for a little less than the 32 Quick. Also, there is a local dealer who sales Worldlawn equipment. I only do residential lawns as well, so I think a cheaper unit will hold up just fine. My buddy has a Exmark metro, and I hate it.
as do i, but i don't have a single piece of equipment that was cheap or cheaply made.

i only own commercial grade equipment. exmark, toro and stihl. and it's all the commercial grade equipment. even my 21 incher is the commercial version.

to each his own though.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:11 AM
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Try Bad Boy, that is an entry level mower.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:59 AM
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I would stay away from residential mowers. A good entry level commercial mower would be Bad Boy. I think prices start at 2999.99. Also check out Big Dog which was made to compete with Bad Boy and other entry level commercial mowers. I can not comment on the quality because I have not run either but the prices are hard to beat!
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