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Old 03-20-2011, 01:06 PM
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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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The 2999.99 badboy hustler and big dog(all about the same mowers) are residential even with Briggs ELS engines and EZT transmissions. entry level commercial would include the CZT Badboy, Bob-cat Fast cat, and Hustler Fasttrak. I am not sure what the Big Dog calls their version of the FastTrak.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:12 PM
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I thought the 2999.99 sounded to good to be true. They got me on the briggs els and the trans. I think the other models may be out of his price range.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:18 PM
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I thought the 2999.99 sounded to good to be true. They got me on the briggs els and the trans. I think the other models may be out of his price range.
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well at least BadBoy and Hustler have other offerings as to engine choice they just add about $300 to the price
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:30 PM
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I thought the 2999.99 sounded to good to be true. They got me on the briggs els and the trans. I think the other models may be out of his price range.
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well at least BadBoy and Hustler have other offerings as to engine choice they just add about $300 to the price
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:33 PM
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Look at buying a commercial Honda, Exmark, or Toro 21" mower to get started and then step up to a 36" hydro unit when you can pay cash for it. This will let you learn the business and your properties before spending alot of money. Unless you already have a trailer and you only plan on staying with residental get a 6*12 trailer, it may seem large at first but you will grow into it, also get it with a sigle 5,200lb axle or a pair of 3,500lb axles. This will come in handy if you do any install work or mulch delivery.
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:18 PM
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Whatever you get make sure its a dual hydro.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:29 PM
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Look at buying a commercial Honda, Exmark, or Toro 21" mower to get started and then step up to a 36" hydro unit when you can pay cash for it. This will let you learn the business and your properties before spending alot of money. Unless you already have a trailer and you only plan on staying with residental get a 6*12 trailer, it may seem large at first but you will grow into it, also get it with a sigle 5,200lb axle or a pair of 3,500lb axles. This will come in handy if you do any install work or mulch delivery.
I would buy a larger mower than this for sure unless you are doing the tiniest lawns. You will never make it to the point that you can buy a bigger mower because if you got any 20,000 square foot lawns or even 10,000 square foot(roughly a quarter acre) you will make so little money per hour doing it that you will quit. You cannot be competitive with a 21. I would go with a minimum 36 but I would recommend a 48.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:21 PM
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It was my understanding that Worldlawn and Quick are commercial units. As far as 21" mowers, commercial mowers are a waste of money. I bought my mower from Sears, and it lasted two years, and I put a new commercial engine on it. The deck is the same as Snapper uses on several of its commercial models, only I spent a fraction of the price. I am just saying that you do not need to go buy the most expensive unit to get a good working product.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:23 PM
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What is better, A Honda motor or a Kawasaki Kai? I believe they are both 13 hp, and the Honda is electric start as well as pull start, and they are the same price.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:03 PM
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Speaking of worldlawn have u tried their 28 inch mower
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