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Old 09-16-2013, 06:49 PM
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36" vs. 44" Mower Productivity

I'm looking at getting a 44" zero turn for next season. I currently run a 36" zero turn as my main mower but as always,
I am looking to become more productive. My properties are all under a 1/4 acre and the most of my gates are big enough to fit a 44" through. My question is, will the 44" mower save me a significant amount of time over the 36" or would I be better off to save the money? I would really appreciate some advice, thanks.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:44 PM
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Well it wont be a huge difference, but you will see improvements thats for sure. Less time mowing for the same money means more profit.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:48 PM
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What you mean by a 44" will fit most gates? If you gain 5 minutes on the front and can't get to the back yard and use a 21" and it takes 10 longer, wheres the gain there. 8" isn't a whole lot.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:35 PM
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What you mean by a 44" will fit most gates? If you gain 5 minutes on the front and can't get to the back yard and use a 21" and it takes 10 longer, wheres the gain there. 8" isn't a whole lot.
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Yep 44 are great until you try an but it thru a 36 opening.

Would say keep the 36 an get a 52.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:10 PM
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IF i could get the 44 through 95 percent of gates and had the funds would be a no brainer for me.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:18 PM
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What you mean by a 44" will fit most gates? If you gain 5 minutes on the front and can't get to the back yard and use a 21" and it takes 10 longer, wheres the gain there. 8" isn't a whole lot.
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A 44" would fit through 90% of my gates. I planned on buying a 30" Toro to take care of the backyards.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:34 PM
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why not keep the 36" and get a 52" like mentioned above? your production will sore
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:24 AM
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why not keep the 36" and get a 52" like mentioned above? your production will sore
I don't really have the room to fit a 52" and a 36" in my trailer. Also, a lot of my lawns are a little too tight for a 52".
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:23 AM
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A 52 isnt a bad Idea. I have a 36 WB and a 48 rider I only use my 36 on one yard real small gate. The rest I use my 48. I think a 52 would be too big for most of my lawns. But at the same time, I havent measured, but I would bet the 52 would fit through most of my gates the 48 goes through. i am happy with 48 though I am not mowing wide open areas so I dont need anything bigger perfect size for me. If you dont mind what size is your trailer. I get a 36 WB and a bobcat 48 ZTR on a 6.5x10 turn the WB sideways and fits like a dream (have like two inches from back of ZTR to gate ha.). Schedule the 10% of your yards the 44-48 wont fit through and just take the 36 that day or get the 30 toro. either way its whats best for you and your yards. IMO I would go 48
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:56 AM
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A 52 isnt a bad Idea. I have a 36 WB and a 48 rider I only use my 36 on one yard real small gate. The rest I use my 48. I think a 52 would be too big for most of my lawns. But at the same time, I havent measured, but I would bet the 52 would fit through most of my gates the 48 goes through. i am happy with 48 though I am not mowing wide open areas so I dont need anything bigger perfect size for me. If you dont mind what size is your trailer. I get a 36 WB and a bobcat 48 ZTR on a 6.5x10 turn the WB sideways and fits like a dream (have like two inches from back of ZTR to gate ha.). Schedule the 10% of your yards the 44-48 wont fit through and just take the 36 that day or get the 30 toro. either way its whats best for you and your yards. IMO I would go 48
I have a 6x12 enclosed trailer which really limits space. I love the trailer but it's not big enough for two zero turns. I also don't really have a place to store another one so that's why I plan on either keeping the 36" or trading it for a 44". A 48" wouldn't let me get into a lot of my gates that a 44" will. Thanks for the advice.
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