36" 48" or 52"

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

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What size mower to get

  1. 36"

    20 vote(s)
    14.6%
  2. 48"

    47 vote(s)
    34.3%
  3. 52"

    70 vote(s)
    51.1%
  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.
     
  7. JKOOPERS

    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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