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Old 07-06-2013, 08:25 PM
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Who makes a walk behind that cuts taller than 4.25"?

I'm shopping for a new mower. I have an old John Deere JX75 that's about shot. It's been a good mower. I drilled holes in the rear deck to raise the back wheels up a bit and put taller wheels on the front. This got me cutting about 4.25".
So, I want to buy a new mower, ideally I want to be able to mow at 4.5-5" tall. You probably think I'm crazy for mowing this tall, but I have really thick healthy fescue and the taller I mow it the better it gets. Seems to mulch itself better, catch more morning dew, choke out weeds better, etc.

Anyway, does anyone know of a 21" or 22" walk behind mower that I can buy brand new that mows this tall? I don't want to have to cobble up a brand new mower to get it mowing as high as I want. Toro is the highest I've seen at 4.25".

Any suggestions?
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:58 PM
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I just got a new 30" exmark and it goes up to four and a half
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:47 PM
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Thank you sir. That's a step in the right direction. I'd never heard of exmark.
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:11 PM
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Good question...
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:19 PM
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Cuts to 4.6 "


http://www.exmark.com/Products/Defau...wer&Type=Specs


Oppssss ..... sorry that was already posted.....
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:23 PM
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Oh, I was going to say that my Ferris 36" walk behind will go to 4.5", but you don't mean walk behinds, you mean "push mowers".
Right?
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:30 PM
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Thank you sir. That's a step in the right direction. I'd never heard of exmark.
??? never heard of Exmark? How can you be in this business and not hear of Exmark? Will do 4.5 http://www.exmark.com/Products/Defau...wer&Type=Specs 5" will be hard to find on a smaller mower.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:54 AM
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Yeah I guess I do mean push mower (self propelled). 4.5 will do. I'm not a hard core pro like most of you gents. I haven't shopped for a mower in a while guess that's why I never ran across exmark. Thanks for the input.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:07 PM
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What's your lawn accts like, can you go straight to a 30" or do you have to go smaller. I have roughly 70 lawns and and the 30 will do all of them but two due to small stairs where I have to use a 21".
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:42 PM
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I'm just a home owner. I am thinking about going 30" though after reading some of these other threads. I'm a bit scared the 30" doesn't have enough power for mulching really thick grass after what some dudes are saying. Can't decide on Exmark vs Toro either. I like that exmark goes 4.5 vs 4.25......but what's a quarter inch really? I don't mind spending the extra money on the exmark if it's clearly better. I used to mow 8 yards with the old Deere JX 75. Should I get fired from my current job I could be clipping grass again. I'm probably gonna get the 21" for now. Trying to decide on toro personal pace vs exmark. If toro, trying to decide on Honda vs Briggs. I know the exmark is much more expensive, but I don't mind paying more if it's worth it. I love mowing grass and my lawn is my pride and joy.
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