Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-26-2003, 01:33 AM
precisioncut's Avatar
precisioncut precisioncut is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Southern Utah
Posts: 654
What to Use???

Wondering what is the best mower to use? Side discharge, mulching, or bagger?
Many around here use the walker mower with the grass catcher. I am worried about using a side discharge unit because of the clumps and clippings left behind. A mulching mower would be nice but what if I mow a yard with heavy weeds, it just promotes new growth for them.
I'm asking because I'm ready to buy my first rider or walkie, a big step for me. My business has done well with just my push mower but it is time to move up and be more productive. Any comments would help greatly.

Thank you,
Precision Cut Lawn Care
__________________
Precision Cut Lawn Care
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-26-2003, 02:03 AM
Rustic Goat Rustic Goat is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Shreveport,La.
Posts: 1,194
Do some searching here;
new mower
best mower
what kind of mower
etc
also research mulching subject by searching here also
__________________
Rustic Goat
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-26-2003, 08:04 AM
kels's Avatar
kels kels is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 280
If I could have only one mower, it would be a walker for these reasons:

1. leaves a clean cut if grass is wet from heavy dew and/or rain.
2. cleans up nasty spring growth.
3. cleans up leaves like nothing else.
4. change deck size.
5. attachments makes it versatile.
6. cleans up curbs, drive ways and small parking areas/lots.

This is all of course my opinion, and results from my experience and conditions, since you mentioned other LCO's in your area use walkers they are probably ideal for your conditions as well, do yourself a favor and go demo one if you have not already.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-01-2003, 07:35 PM
NfdBrian's Avatar
NfdBrian NfdBrian is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Southeastern Massachusetts
Posts: 14
Precision Cut,
I was in the same boat as you earlier this year. I wanted a Walker really bad but couldn't justify $10,000 on a mower while just starting out in business. I ended up talking to a few locals and I went with a Wright Stander. I have heard that the GHS system clogs very easily with wet grass. I have never used one before so I can't tell you from a personal experience. I went with the 52 inch deck with the 23hp Kawasaki engine. I just put a set of high lift blades and they make a world of difference. It was only $6800 with a Grass Gobbler catcher. I am going to get a Walker eventually but I need to see how business goes before blowing $10,000 on a mower, plus I would be in divorce court . Good luck in your mower shopping.

Brian
__________________
Perry's Landscaping
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 12:34 PM.

Page generated in 0.07509 seconds with 7 queries