32 or 36 inch

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by TSG, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. TSG

    TSG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    I was really hoping to avoid buying a 32 or 36,,,,but a couple major
    property managers are saying,,,"if you want this, you need to help on that".
    Gated Properties,,,,So I am now looking for a 32 or 36.
    Xmark, wright and toro have dealers in my area.
    Has anyone been able to use a 32 instead of a 21?
    Do you buy the biggest one that will fit thru the gate?
    Anyone have a 32 and wish it was 36 and visa versa.
    I like the Wright because I heard it does better on hill than a 36 WB ????
    I know this is vague,,,but any input helps with this.
  2. Tight Angles

    Tight Angles LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 297

    I always say, "why bother with properties with gates, its a wast of time." But if you have to, I would at least buy a 36''. Most gates can accommodate that, and it wont take you as long to cut as opposed to only having a 21'' or a 32''.
  3. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 798

    I use 21" mowers and a 36" mower. I do all residential. There is always a few lawns i wish i had a 32" because the 36" just does not fit in a yard. Gonna break down and buy a 32" this year.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,206

    This is real simple you make more money cutting small yards and if 32" fits all yards and a 36" doesn't buy the 32". Scag makes an fine belt driven WB and Standar has the best little 32" riding machine made. Market your business to one size and concentrate on that instead of buying a big load of equipment to do small and large yards.
  5. TSG

    TSG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    That is great advise I didn't know they made a 32 standar
    going to that site now
  6. TSG

    TSG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    Who makes a 32 standar,,,I see wright makes a 36
  7. SpikeGT

    SpikeGT LawnSite Member
    from NW OH
    Posts: 74

    I have a 32" Toro just for the reasons mentioned above. The 36's wont fit through every gate.
  8. Mow2nd-2

    Mow2nd-2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    if my 36 won't go through a gate i don't do the yard. Most gates will allow a 36 to pass through no sweat.
  9. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,383

    Wright used to make a 32" and I think that they still do. I don't recall ever seeing it on their website. Your local dealer should be able to hook you up though.
  10. howardsells2000

    howardsells2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 355

    I recently bought a 32" because my 36" didn't fit through a lot of gates where I mow. I think it depends on the types of neighborhoods you work in. I work in some very old neighborhoods. Lots of small gates. I think a lot of your newer neighborhoods have larger gates. If you buy the 32" you will be able to do everything the 36" can do plus the one's it wouldn't. If you buy the 36" you will have to use the 21" when it doesn't fit. I personally don't like using the 21".

    Good Luck

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