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21" mower

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Scag413, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Scag413

    Scag413 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,283

    Hey, This site is awesome! I am 16 years old and mow 10 yards. I have 2004 Scag Tiger Cub w/a 19hp Kawasaki and a 48" advantage deck. I will be looking for a 21" push mower, or at least a newer one than my Dad`s 15 year old 2-stroke snapper come this spring. I have some steep banks, but it will also be used for trimming. I need one that can mow quickly because I play baseball and am very pushed for time. I just wondered what u guys would suggest? I have looked at a homeowners Toro personal pace 22" model with electric start and self propelled for $400, is that a good mower or should I spend the money for a commercial grade model? If so what brand and model and possibly a price range if you know. Sorry for so many questions! You guys are awesome! Thanks so much!
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Ariens has a nice commercial grade unit out that has recently been discussed here. Might try a search but it has a kawi engine on it and a nice solid frame. Has gotten good reviews on here and the best part is it costs ~600 bux.
  3. Leroy's Lawns

    Leroy's Lawns LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 36

    21" I use the Toro Prolines. Has a Kaw or Honda engine. The Suzuki engine was best but gone now. Good solid mower.
  4. Imran-Ali

    Imran-Ali LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Hey How are you doing. how does you scag tiger cub runs. I am thinking about buying one in the spring 52" 23 HP do you think. will it will fit on a 5'x10 and how much did you 48" 19HP cost you
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    I stopped playing baseball mainly because of by business. I am 15 and i have 22 lawns. New honda harmony II, single speed self propelled, mulch or bag, $400, better IMO than the toro personal pace mowers.
  6. Scag413

    Scag413 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,283

    My Scag Tiger Cub runs awesome! It is so compact so it can mow the smaller yards in town, but has a forward ground speeds of 10.5 mph to mow the big properties in no time! My Tiger Cub will fit on a 5x10 as long as the chute is up it fits easily. My Dad has a John Deere GT235 with a 54" deck which is a tight fit, but it will. Once again the chute is up. You should have no problem putting a 52" Tiger Cub on a 5x10 trailer. Oh, by the way our trailer is a tilt, if you are looking to buy one, buy one with a gate much easier to use. I bought my Tiger Cub used from the original owner with a mulch plate, eliminator blades, and it only had 53hrs. on it for $4,650. It also has a warranty through April. In 2005 a Tiger Cub like mine cost $6,300 from my local dealer. A 52" 23hp kaw. I priced at $8,400. I hope I have help you out. If you want to contact me through email mine is cardinalbaseball_08@hotmail.com. I would definitely recommend a Scag Tiger Cub, actually any Scag for that matter. Good luck!
  7. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    At 10 yards I wouldn't push for a commercial yet. How big do you plan tpo grow and how much you will use it will determine the price. If its a trim mower I can't see blowing a grand on a commercail unit at your stage. If its primarily a trim mower then buy a good used unit and expect to replace engine in your budget. If you're bagging a lot with it I'd check to see if you can get a replacement catcher first before buying a used one. You can generally find blades and wheel replacements but catchers are not always quite so easy.

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