Originally Posted by samuel_schumaker
Ok, been on this site awhile but haven't ever posted. Whats the deal with walk behind and stander mowers? Whats the advantage of them vs. small zero turn riders? I have never seen any lawncare business in northeast Kansas use either one. Everyone here uses riders or a 21" pusher for tight spaces. Most of the guys use 60" mowers and a few have 54's. Are our lawns just that much larger in general?
Like I posted,comparing my 61" ztr Ferris & my sons 52" grandstand,he blows my times out of the water.My time on a property--1hr 40 minutes,his time 1hr flat.Thing is I have to use a 21" push on the steep parts and gully.He mows each side of the gully and walks or squats low on the steep parts.
And now I am rethinking any new equipment purchases.I lost the right drive motor and pump on my Ferris.No ebay ---dealer only to the tune of over $1800.I think I would go with a stander and hopefully better pricing on hydro parts.Scag,Exmark,& Toro on Ebay ---no Ferris parts.