Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-10-2011, 10:39 AM
osmann_lawn osmann_lawn is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 268
What kind of push mower?

I have a lawn care business just started this season. doing good so far want to get a better push mower. I have 2 that i really like let me know what you think? Want to spend under $800.00

Honda - http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/p...lid=HRC2163PDA

HUSQVARNA- http://www.husqvarna.com/us/landowne...wers/hu800bbc/
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-10-2011, 11:55 AM
Greyst1's Avatar
Greyst1 Greyst1 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 875
You'll want and need a self propel if your going to go 21. I wouldn't start off with a 21" but it's certainly doable. Look into a toro commercial self propel 21"

http://www.toro.com/en-us/profession...mmercial-Mower

I have the lawnboy version and my bro has the Toro, you should be able to get it for about 950.00. If you going to do this start off with dependable equipment. The self propel honda version you listed is a great mower too.
__________________
Believe nothing that you hear, half of what you see, know that most people are idiots!


IMPEACH OBAMA

Barry is killing our Constitution
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-10-2011, 12:29 PM
ALEX'S LANDSCAPING's Avatar
ALEX'S LANDSCAPING ALEX'S LANDSCAPING is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 680
I use lawn boy self propelled 21" and yard machines 21"
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-10-2011, 02:20 PM
Mikegyver Mikegyver is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Longview TX
Posts: 1,788
If you have to stay under 800 I would go w/ the best one home depot sells. I really like the top of the line hrc216s but thats well over your price range. Would skip husky altogether.
Heres the one at HD. You will love the controls...the engine and the trany are not the best compared to the HRCs (I have both) but none the less a good starter mower. I have one a little cheaper than it w/ the homeowner controls...needless to say it stays back at the barn 99.9% of the time. The trans will start to slip in several years but by then hopefully you can upgrade. It will pull itself but not as good as when it is new.
http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors-Ou...51&catalogId=1
*edit- the trans on this machine is hydro according to the honda site. I am guessing similar to the HRC but not 100% sure.
Hope this helps...
mike
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-10-2011, 02:27 PM
osmann_lawn osmann_lawn is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 268
How much do you guys even use a push mower? i only really use it on one lawn but i would like it for a back up in case i cant get zero turn this year.

no to the husqvarnna?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-10-2011, 02:29 PM
osmann_lawn osmann_lawn is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 268
like my parents have had there craftsman push mower for 12 years? how long do they last for? and is the self propelled better?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-10-2011, 03:22 PM
madisonpressurewashing madisonpressurewashing is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Huntsville ,al
Posts: 366
http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors-Ou...atalogId=10053
5 Year residential warranty
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-10-2011, 03:45 PM
lawnkingforever's Avatar
lawnkingforever lawnkingforever is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 1,185
There is no wrong answer, everybody has a different use for these smaller mowers. Somebody that uses these small push mowers extensively will need a commercial model, where someone else may get away with a cheaper one if it is not used very often.

Myself, I got away from the higher priced self propelled mowers. I sold my Honda and snapper and just bought the lightest non self propelled mower I could find. But this mower sees very limited use except for a couple steep inclines and a few tight areas where a larger mower does not make sense. The cheaper and lighter mower is a lot easier to use for my application than my Honda which was too heavy and too hard to turn. On the days I do bring it, I just throw it in the bed of the truck so I don't have to fight with it all day on my trailer. It might get used on two or three yards a day on average.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-10-2011, 03:54 PM
osmann_lawn osmann_lawn is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 268
It seems like everybody likes that Honda. It says no deck wash system. Is that a bad thing?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-10-2011, 03:56 PM
osmann_lawn osmann_lawn is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 268
Thanks guys for the info
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:14 PM.

Page generated in 0.09895 seconds with 7 queries