Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-02-2013, 06:00 PM
MrGlockJock25 MrGlockJock25 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 51
Thinking of upgrading to a 36" Walk Behind

So I am a student in High School doing yards and balancing that with football. I currently have 5 weekly accounts at around 1/3-1/2 acres and having some accounts lined up already when football ends for the season. I am looking to double to 10 or maybe 15 after the season ends and into spring. I am in florida so we start pretty early. I use a Honda HRX217VKA right now which is an awesome mower but I think its time to upgrade and be more productive with the time I have to mow and im tired of only 21''. So I found a Scag SFW 36" belt drive in very very good condition for $1300 which I could probably get him to $1000 or $1150 and ive been looking at several belt drive 36"s. What should I look at getting? A 36" or maybe even a Exmark Commercial 30. Btw I will be doing this throughout college also. I just need help making the decision. Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-02-2013, 06:10 PM
Vecchio Lawn Care's Avatar
Vecchio Lawn Care Vecchio Lawn Care is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bel Air, MD
Posts: 586
Thinking of upgrading to a 36" Walk Behind

If you plan on doing it through college and have the money, I would purchase a new 36" or 48" walk behind. My experiences with used equipment isn't too great and I will never buy used again. Buying new, you know everything that happens and you know that it will be maintained and last a long long time.
__________________
19 Years Old

Doesn't matter what kind of equipment you run as long as you get the job done correctly and up to par.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-02-2013, 06:18 PM
MrGlockJock25 MrGlockJock25 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 51
Well ya my local dealer has a 32" snapper SW5 for $2499 anybody have any experience with those
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-02-2013, 06:30 PM
jsslawncare's Avatar
jsslawncare jsslawncare is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 1,661
Thinking of upgrading to a 36" Walk Behind

I'd buy it, it will do just fine for your plans.
The bad- no reverse and you may not be able to cut when it's wet. The drive belts may slip.
__________________
All equipment is wore out. <- Never mind. All equipment has been repainted and with new decals. It's like I have new mower's again!
48" Ferris WB
36" Ferris WB
All Echo hand helds
<- That's how I feel at the end of the day.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-02-2013, 06:33 PM
Vecchio Lawn Care's Avatar
Vecchio Lawn Care Vecchio Lawn Care is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bel Air, MD
Posts: 586
Thinking of upgrading to a 36&quot; Walk Behind

My 36" Lesco has reverse but it isn't too strong.
__________________
19 Years Old

Doesn't matter what kind of equipment you run as long as you get the job done correctly and up to par.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-02-2013, 07:08 PM
JimsLocalLawn's Avatar
JimsLocalLawn JimsLocalLawn is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 354
I did a review of the Bradley (Redhawk) 36" Walk behind. Check it out here http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...hlight=bradley

This machine is in your price budget
__________________
My Work Thread here... http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...fayette+mowing
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-02-2013, 07:16 PM
blk90s13 blk90s13 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Howell,NJ
Posts: 1,458
I only buy used and had good luck so far, make sure you try the machine out let it idle look for abuse signs etc


Do not rush an wait till you find that hard to pass deal and buy it, just have cash ready.
__________________
God bless the USA

Lots for sale
http://www.ebay.com/sch/approvedjdm/...&_trksid=p3692

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-02-2013, 07:31 PM
MrGlockJock25 MrGlockJock25 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by blk90s13 View Post
I only buy used and had good luck so far, make sure you try the machine out let it idle look for abuse signs etc


Do not rush an wait till you find that hard to pass deal and buy it, just have cash ready.
That's exactly what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna see how much I have available. I deal cash only so no financing for me or through my dad technically.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-02-2013, 09:05 PM
Holland's Avatar
Holland Holland is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 542
I'd find ya a 36-48 Turf Tracer or Viking. I'd love to find a good deal on a used 36 Turf Tracer!!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-02-2013, 09:15 PM
MrGlockJock25 MrGlockJock25 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 51
Well I just found a Scag SW-36 with a 15 horse kawasaki on it for $1500. 250 hours. In great shape. Ill see what I can do to get this. I hope I can
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 06:37 AM.

Page generated in 0.09085 seconds with 10 queries