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60 inch mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MImowerkid, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. MImowerkid

    MImowerkid LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    In spring I hope to take up a pretty large commercial account and I would need to get another mower to handle the extra amount of mowing. I have a 52 inch z so I was considering a 60 inch w.b.Gear drive with a sulkey with a fixed deck . Does anyone know who makes a good one ? so far I have looked at toro exmark and j.d. and no one makes a 60 inch cut. Thanks in advance!
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    The VERY last mower you would want is a 60" gear drive WB...though I don't think they exist today.
  3. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,112

    I thought Scag use to make one, or was it only hydro?
  4. Texas Mower Parts

    Texas Mower Parts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 472

    I believe all of the 60" walk behinds will be Hydros. You use to be able to buy a 72" gear drive, but I think those days are long gone. :waving:
  5. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    Why don't you just get a ztr? I'd rather sit down and be comfortable than stand up. JMO
  6. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    I have a belt-drive 36" and I have to say that it'd be cold day in he** before I'd try to pull a 60" walk-behind mower.

    Do you have any idea what kind of headaches you're asking for? You get a 60" belt-drive mower nose down into a slope and have to pull it out, you aint gonna do it by hand, take my word for it.
  7. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    60" gear drive WB? Wow, are you as strong as pro wrestler or pro ball player??? Manhandling a 60" belt WB, I pass.... besides they don't exist presently.
  8. tx_angler

    tx_angler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    I have a 72" Scag SW belt drive (17 HP Kawasaki) I use on "pool table flat" properties. Scag doesn't make them any more and everyone is right about not moving a big WB that's stuck by hand. I've even gotten my Tiger Cub stuck trying to pull this beast out when it's stuck. We have a Velke for the machine and if the deck hits the ground when your mowing, you're just along for the ride cause it's going where ever it wants. There's no way one man can tilt the deck up to change the blades (we use the trailer gate) so you can forget about dragging this beast backwards up a hill by hand. The manual says it weighs 610lbs.

  9. Sir mowsalot

    Sir mowsalot LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 310

    HOLY SNIKIES, what a beast
  10. smlavin

    smlavin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    My back hurts just looking at that thing! :D :D :D :D

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