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Old 02-02-2013, 11:51 PM
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If you can only afford one mower I would go for a 36 that way you still have the productivity but you can get in to back yards and small yards. Ideally a 52 and a 36 with a 21 would be the best set up. You could do anything from large estates to your average postage stamp yard
This is what I run. Its a tight fit on a 16' trailer but I have whatever the job calls for 52" stander, 52" WB, 36" WB and POS 22" toro.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:08 AM
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For the money I would get the 30" and then a ztr if you have larger properties. I've had a 36" which was ok for side discharging but a pain for bagging. So depending on your needs and money available. I have a pile of 21 inch mowers and they never even end up on my trailer. The 30" timemaster will go anywhere the 21 inch well. None of them bag well in wet grass, but the timemaster will mulch extremely well if cutting 2" or less. I bag or mulch with mine on 1 job it saves me 45 min over a 21" mower. You can add a used 36" later if you need it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:17 AM
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Whats the price on a 30 inch exmark
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:36 AM
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look around on craigslist for a decent used walk behind...there are plenty of different brands out there so dont set your sights on just an exmark or toro especially if another good deal comes up...i agree that a 21 from home depot should be fine for what you are doing and your better off putting the 1200 towards the bigger mower you want to buy
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:16 PM
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look around on craigslist for a decent used walk behind...there are plenty of different brands out there so dont set your sights on just an exmark or toro especially if another good deal comes up...i agree that a 21 from home depot should be fine for what you are doing and your better off putting the 1200 towards the bigger mower you want to buy
Listen to him this will get you best setup for least cash
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:19 PM
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Okay now as far as a metro i talked to the dealer today he made it seem like it was a POS like belts slip.and it scalps alot. How does the metro perform for yall
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:36 PM
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My 48vehicle inch metro works great never had a problem does good bagging to. I also use it on all my leaf cleanups and work great with leaves. I have never had any issues with belts slipping it does really well on hills. And you can scalp with ang mower i mow alot of hills and rarely scalp. Scalping is mainly due to operator error.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:29 PM
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also he told me that i cannot adjust the height adjustment on the metro is that tru cause i think he has no idea what hes talking about he looked at it and around and said naw its a fixed standard height. does that seem weird to you?
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:27 PM
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Mine you can adjust height its real super simple. Maybe this is something on new one but i doubt it. Have you used this dealer in the past you may want to try another dealer.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:53 PM
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yeah i had bought all my stihl stuff from them its an Ace hardware that sells exmark,walker,snapper ECT
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