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Alerting Walker Fans!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Scag48, Sep 12, 2000.

  1. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Turf Kutter, any DC dealer either has them or can get them from the factory. They are around $48 and each one has a serial number.
  2. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    Turf Kutter-You have to call the 1-800 number to order.:)
  3. Currier

    Currier LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 564

    Brian,where is it on their website? Oops! jumped the gun ...I looked last night and it wasn't there, but it is now.

    For what its worth I have an older walker and have been using it for 4 years. It is an awesome machine. I don't see the problems that some of you have had.I think they are well built machines...Mine has has made my business!

    [Edited by Currier on 09-15-2000 at 04:26 AM]

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 519

    Yea slingshot what exca;lly is wrong with them let us in on it please,and be spacifice please. thanks.but hey "nice shop"....
  5. IMHO is that mostly owner operators who have another source of income (work for wages)tend to buy these machines.

    They are way to expensive to buy, have maint. issues and
    are unsuitable for fleet operations.

    I have 10+ year old toro walkbehinds that will out perform these machines (walkers)in every area at 1/10 the cost.

    Plus I would like to see if anyone can even put a small dent
    in a 48" toro recycler deck with a sledge hammer.

    Sometimes the TRUTH hurts.

    [Edited by lawrence stone on 09-18-2000 at 10:51 PM]

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 519

    ok. first i can apprecaite your veiw(stone) think you might even run a crew of your own and thats good .....but overpriced maybe right,but as many mowers that walker puts out i really don't think that the majority of buyers for these unit are part time operrators. Here in town the largest landscape company has a fleet of these and a fleet of mid mounts and 21"this company does well over 3million ayear in total sales why would he spend his hard earned money on a product that was to be counter productive i just can't see it .i also have a 89 36"sfs deck and this deck is a little more sturder or as sturdy as the 48" recycler,and i bet i could take a 8lb slege and put a dent somwhere in just about any deck.i work solo and enjoy it, its not for everyone and then again not everyone wants exxatlly the samething,walker,toro,dc.scag.yea i have one of each why...
    because like you tool box you just don't have one tool for everything...or do ya'll if you want to walk or stand all day to each his own but it an't for me
  7. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 955

    Walkers are not productive machines. I only used a walker a couple of times but i did not like them because they just arn't productive. I see crews around here that use bobcats, lazers and the lawns they cut are nicer looking than the crews that use the walkers. I just don't see the piont in walkers, when you can get a machine that is faster and better built for less money why would you want a walker? Especially if you don't bag, I see absolutly no use for one. Anyway just my .02.
  8. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    Depending on location you cant mow over 6hph like up here in Maine and you HAVE TO BAG from April to late june and agian in fall. Plus Walkers have supreror bagging system thats awsome on fall clean-ups, They offer a tail lock system thats makes the straightest lines possible and exellent handling. Owned Walkers since the 90s and just bought a 26EFI 48"GHS system 9.5 Bushel 52" side discharge great machines
  9. AB Lawn Care

    AB Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 585

    "I have 10+ year old toro walkbehinds that will out perform these machines (walkers)in every area at 1/10 the cost."

    So your toro's can beat a Walker at bagging huh!YAAAAHHHH!!!!!!SHURE!!!!!!!!

    Give me a good old 8lb'er and I'll see to it that your toro never cuts agian!

    Also can your toro's blow snow,use a sweeper,slip bucket,use a bed edger and so on and so on????????NO!

    As far as those who put it down becouse it is slow,I'm sorry but going 14mph is not going to give as good as a cut as my walker!No way!

    Just my 2 cents!

  10. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    Thank yoooooooouuuuuuu! AB

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