72" walkbehinds

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by towtruck212, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. towtruck212

    towtruck212 LawnSite Member
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    Does anyone use a 72" walkbehind on residental lawns and how small of lawn have you used them on?
     
  2. lawnboy2068

    lawnboy2068 LawnSite Member
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    We had 2 or 3 of them back in the mid 90's. I forget the exact amount, its been awhile. SCAG units with 25hp Kohlers and velkies. Units worked great and we used them on just about every property we had. Small or large. Some properties it only took 3 passes and the front yards were done. Traded them in for Toro Groundmasters. More operator comfort, that's all. Personally I wish we still had them. They were very versatile and would cut anything. Now we have just our 62" units left along with the Groudmasters.

    James
     
  3. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    72" for resis? Way too big. Sometimes I feel my 36" mower is too big on those 1/4 acre lots.
     
  4. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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  5. towtruck212

    towtruck212 LawnSite Member
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    here in Pennsylvania lots range from a postage stamp to acres so I think a 72"
    would be handy.
     
  6. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    there was a guy on this site called Rodfather but haven't heard from in a long time. I believe if you search you can find his responses to why he uses bigger WB units and why. I believed Ferris was what he used.
     
  7. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    They still have 72" wb's? I thought that no one makes a 72 any more and only have 60" as the biggest.
     
  8. towtruck212

    towtruck212 LawnSite Member
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    the one i have is like a 2000 year i dont know if they make new ones. I think it is awesome a 72" walkbehind.
     
  9. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have to agree with this !!
     
  10. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
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    I use a 72" ZTR on every lawn I cut. Some of the lawns are only 1/4 acre and I have no problem.
     

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