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36" 48" or 52"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LCME, May 18, 2005.


What size mower to get

  1. 36"

    20 vote(s)
  2. 48"

    47 vote(s)
  3. 52"

    70 vote(s)
  1. LCME

    LCME LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 430

    Please Vote. I'm looking for another mower soon. new or used. I have an 48 tthp with sulky. i do not have any customers with gates. lawns are between 15,000-35,000 sqft. what size 2nd mower would you get?.
  2. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,036

    if you don't have any gates, the choice should be simple. get the mower with the largest deck. you already have a 48" for those "tighter" areas, so I would go with the 52".
  3. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 649

    A SuperZ, 60" 28EFI

    With no gate restrictions, get a 60". Very little more money than a 52, and a lot more productive.
  4. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    Very good point, my thoughts exactly.
  5. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    52" Wright Stander
  6. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,036

    if we are going to recomend mowers, I would say get a Z. you already have a walkbehind, and the Z will go where ever a walkbehind of the same size will, excluding the hills.

    I vote grasshopper 225w/52" deck. I would not wast my money on a liquid cooled for such samll property's.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    it depends are you a solo operator?
  8. Sweetwater

    Sweetwater LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    60-62" . Our first set up was a 36" and a 62". Worked great! One account was two stripes w/ 62", string trim, blow, go! Very kool to be effecient.
  9. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    OF the 3 sizes listed, I would think another 48''. Maybe the same engine and set up. Why you ask? Well your stripes will match in all your yards, 1 oil filter for both engines, The same blades will interchange with both mowers. The downside is I might choose a 36'', cheaper to purchase and you never know when a new customer may have a gated yard. A couple of ways to look at it, just my 2 pennies worth
  10. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    If they are all Kawasaki engines, the oil filter issue is no issue: they all use the same filter.

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