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Anyone in here use Walker MB series mowers?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Keith, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    I don't know why but the Walker MBK has my attention at the moment. I guess due to its compact size and lighter weight. I looked at Walkers many years ago but never ended up going that route. Too slow. No need to collect clippings most of the time. And really just not doing the kind of lawns where a mower like that was needed.

    Things change and I guess Walker has too. From what I have read the Walker mulching decks do a phenomenal job in other parts of the country, but I haven't heard much about them on St Augustine. And I guess they are supposed to have pretty good hillside stability too. Another big deal for me. My main concern is the cutting height advertised. I believe they say they cut to only 4". That would be a huge problem for me in the summer. Of course their 4" may be like 5" on another mower.

    So, does anyone have experience with the MB series on St Augustine? Does it cut high enough for you during the summer? The MBS will cut higher but it weighs 400 lbs more and give up the compactness.
     
  2. BDS

    BDS LawnSite Member
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    I have two 26 efi baggers and one mbk and looking at buying another mbk efi machine. I have used a lot of different machines after running Walkers I wont own anything else. Side hills up and down hills doesnt matter they do it all.
     
  3. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    What height are you cutting at mostly?
     
  4. BDS

    BDS LawnSite Member
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    3 inches Im out of Minnesota.
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  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Do you have any other mowers to compare it to? Is 3" on a Walker the same as 3" on everything else? If 4" on and MBK were equivalent to 4" on my Super Z or Lazer, I'd have a big problem with St Augustine from June until November. But if you look at my Toro 21" HD Commercial it advertises a max cutting height of 3 1/4", but that's equivalent to about 4 1/2" on my Hustler.
     
  6. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Keith I see several guys around here running them. They don't seem to be having an HOC issues as their properties look pretty good.

    I tested out an older model a guy by me had for sale a couple of years ago. I didn't mess with the cutting height too much, I just moved it up a notch then back down to see how difficult it would be. I cut the empty lot next to his house and it left a very good cut on weedy Bahia.
     
  7. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thanks. Walkers used to be really popular here. Not many anymore. But I still know a guy that has an older GHS Walker and newer MBS. I haven't talked with him in a long time, but I might have to make a point of looking him up. I know he does some nicer lawn, and the older Walker (with the same max height as the MBK) is still on the trailer, so I'm sure they still use it.
     
  8. BDS

    BDS LawnSite Member
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    Everyone bought into the midmount machines, after using walker for cleanups and gated properties they are so nice. The company is great to work with as well , they are there for there customers doesnt matter if your big or a one man show they take care of you.
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  9. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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    I will chime in as i have a walker ghs and a, exmark lazer. The walker does not cut as high as my lazer.Ihave a few properties where i will not use the walker because i would have to cut the lawn twice along with bagging it where,with the lazer,i can lose it.
     
  10. BDS

    BDS LawnSite Member
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