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21"...a quick question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stryper, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. stryper

    stryper LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 132

    Other than on tiny, tiny lawns, is there any real use for a 21" mower over, say, a 36"?
  2. meathead1134

    meathead1134 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 637

    IMO not really, I only ran my 21 very little.There only 2 spots were I couldn't get my 48
  3. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
    Posts: 1,835

    36" won't fit through a lot of gates in my area. I'm probably going to pull the 36" off the truck and put a 32" on there to give the guys a break. They're using the 21" a lot lately, and on some fairly large back yards, because of the gate issue.

    Also, if something is REALLY wet, I tell them to use teh 21" to minimize the turf damage they're going to cause.
  4. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Posts: 867

    I use a 21" a lot. Here there are a lot of old houses with small gates, where anything bigger just won't work. Then there are the hills, too steep and small for anything other than a 21". Gotta have it.
  5. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    they come in handy for hills as stated above. i have one customer with a huge above ground septic sys. the 21 is the way to go for it
  6. mrbray101

    mrbray101 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 251

    also the little islands in parking lots, sometimes lugging a 36 up each curb isnt practical.

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