48"commerical mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Craig T, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. Craig T

    Craig T LawnSite Member
    Posts: 87

    Looking to buy a 48" hydro w/b mower for mulching only must have the 17 Kaw motor. Mowing fesue and bermuda lawns.
    What the better mower Exmark, Bobcat, Scag, Gravley.
     
  2. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 662

    Exmark Turf Tracer....great machine, and a great mulcher!!
     
  3. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Why 48" when you can get more bang for your buck with a 52"? Go with a 52". As for choice...I prefer Scag, but everyone has their opinion.
     
  4. ohiolawnguy

    ohiolawnguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 391

    we run bobcats, but both others mentioned are good machines also.

    i wouldn't get a 52" walk behind though. you will ind that many fenced in yards will either have a 36", 42", or 48" gate.
    if you have a 52" walk behind, the mower will not fit through most gates out there.

    sometimes i wish we had a 36" mower, but seeing as though they are only $100.00 less than a 48" it jjust isn't worth the money.


    JMO, kevin
     
  5. AGG Lawn Maintenance

    AGG Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from Elberon
    Posts: 422

    All the above names are good but...... Gravely they suck. I had 3 of they year ago. We are talking a good 12 year ago. They might be better now but I wouldn't buy one. A 48" mower is the best mower for most lawns. Now days they are making gates wider.
    Also say your trailer brakes a 48" mower will fit in a full size pick up bed easy. Not to take anything away from a 52" mower but its up to you to weigh it out.
    Travis
     

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