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Old 08-21-2013, 08:42 PM
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You can cut every yard with a WB.
Well, yes, if you're OK with it looking like crap sometimes.
Not ALL yards are suitable for a walk behind. I have quite a few that I still cut with a 21" because the terrain leaves you with high and low spots and other issues that I'd just as soon avoid.
If the lawn looks better cut with a 21", that's what I'll use.

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you can cut every yard with a ztr or a pushmower 21". no need for a walkbehind in my experience.
If by "every", you mean "huge lawns and tiny lawns, but NOT everything in between", then yeah, I agree.

But that isn't reality.

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One word 36 inch gate openings, nuff said.
THAT is reality.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:11 PM
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Advantages: Cost, weight, hillside stability, and trailer footprint just to name a few.
Couldn't agree more ^^ Went from a zero turn to a walk behind and there's a lot of benefits for residential properties. If I picked up giant flat commercial properties I'd buy a z. My last zero turn was absolute garbage on hills
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:47 PM
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you can cut every yard with a ztr or a pushmower 21". no need for a walkbehind in my experience.
You can cut every yard with a Walkbehind.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:49 PM
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you can cut every yard with a ztr or a pushmower 21". no need for a walkbehind in my experience.
You can cut every yard with a Walkbehind. 21's are fine if your getting paid for it.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:42 PM
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Lighter on the trailer makes the truck easier to drive, improved truck fuel consumption and trip times, consumes less fuel in the field as well...
FAR less fuel, they both run all day on a tank but the Wb doesn't hold 12 gallons.
The truck's fuel mileage improves noticeably as well, braking ability is far improved without that heavy beast in back.
Faster in smaller yards due to its lighter weight and agility.
When it breaks, I can push it back on to the trailer if need be.
Parts are cheaper, usually a lot.
Half the cost upfront, too.

Oh, and you can't get monkey butt from a Wb.

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Old 08-21-2013, 11:03 PM
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We have a 52" Z, 48" and 36" walk behinds along with two 21" push mowers for those small gated areas. I use the walk behinds as much as I can because I think the cut is better. We do a lot of high dollar lawns with very demanding owners. When they compliment us, I'm happy. When they tip us because of the look, I'm even happier. The speed is not that different unless you're dogging it. There's my nickel worth...............
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:05 PM
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If a WB gets stuck, it's a lot easer to get unstuck.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:13 PM
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If a WB gets stuck, it's a lot easer to get unstuck.
Yeah...

And if yours is a single axle trailer, less weight means longer tire life.
On my trailer the Z squats the tires, the Wb doesn't.
Matter of fact, TWO Wb's on my trailer are still lighter than the Z.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:24 PM
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Yeah...

And if yours is a single axle trailer, less weight means longer tire life.
On my trailer the Z squats the tires, the Wb doesn't.
Matter of fact, TWO Wb's on my trailer are still lighter than the Z.
I haul a 48" WB and a 52" stand-on on a 12' single trailer, works grate for me.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:35 AM
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Wow. I guess since all I have ever done is part time work with large multiple-acre commercial lots, that is why I have only been exposed to riding ZTR's. When I mulched for Peabody Landscape, the only thing i saw was walk-behinds and standups.

How much more tiring are walk-behinds and stand-ups at the end of the day compared to a riding ZTR??
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