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Old 04-13-2012, 07:52 PM
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Looking for some 21's or slightly larger

Need a couple of commerical mowers self propelled to use on residental lawns.

Use on Bermuda or St Augustine.
Must be simple to use for newbies.
Mulching type, we bag rarely
Nice cut, particularly at short heights.

I like honda's but heard / read some post they may not be what they once were. Besides the push bars seem to break even if the wheels are good.

Suggestions. I know dealers / support is a plus but these are 21's and I should get 5 year out of them with general maintenance.

I have 36 hyrdos and it tosses the grass well but seems heavy and compacts a little too much and some guys are scared of it.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:15 AM
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Why a push mower? look at something in the 32 to 48 inch range.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:55 AM
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I thought I said why.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:17 AM
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If your guys are scared of a 36" mower than you need to go out and find some real men to work for you. Anyways since you are planning on mulching than I would consider a 21" Toro. They mulch very good.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:56 AM
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If your guys are scared of a 36" mower than you need to go out and find some real men to work for you. Anyways since you are planning on mulching than I would consider a 21" Toro. They mulch very good.
Compaction was the other issue.

I am sure as a real man you are going to tell me as a newbie you just started running a pistol grip dual hydro at puberty.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:06 AM
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ZTR-22-SE has a 22" mulching blade on a 8.75 Briggs Pro engine with heavy flywheel, electric start, and oil pump. Rear dual wheel drive zero-turn...oh and it's remote controlled so there is nothing to be afraid of!!
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:22 AM
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ZTR-22-SE has a 22" mulching blade on a 8.75 Briggs Pro engine with heavy flywheel, electric start, and oil pump. Rear dual wheel drive zero-turn...oh and it's remote controlled so there is nothing to be afraid of!!
So you are going to pay for the torn up fences?
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:08 PM
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Compaction was the other issue.

I am sure as a real man you are going to tell me as a newbie you just started running a pistol grip dual hydro at puberty.
Mower in the 32 to 48 range are not that heavy. Plus the larger tires lower the ground psi. A larger mower also has more power to cut if the conditions are not in your favor.

Its always nice to have a bit more now then not enought mower down the road. Buy something that your company can grow into not out of.
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:32 PM
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For someone who's asking questions and looking for suggestions, you really are a smart ass....
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:21 PM
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In his defense, you don't know his business model, his properties, his clients. IT's been mentioned MANY times that what works for SOME people, doesn't work for everyone. He might be the ONE guy in DFW that offers smaller mower care and maybe there IS a market for that. So I wouldn't say he's being a smart ass but he asked a specific question and people are telling him something completely different. Kind of like me asking what the best mid compact car out there is and everyone is saying a crewcab 6.0 Silverado. Just answer what he's asking. I personally LOVE the older JX75 Deere mowers... I bought my mom an electric start HRX honda recently. She says the deere is easier to use, the honda is garbage in TALL grass but the honda starts easier and picks up a lot the JX75 misses.
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