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Bad Boy 21" Push Mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by shooterm, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. shooterm

    shooterm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 457

    I've been on the look out for a $400 to $500 21". Walked into a Tractor Supply and noticed a lady pushing a new Bad Boy 21" out. Talked to the sales rep and no more floor models but explained people really seemed to like them. Went home to do alittle research on them. Noticed they do have the "upgraded" BS commercial motor in it. All features of the mid range mowers and wheels seem to be beefed up abit. One goofy thing is I cant find one review of thing using google. I guess without handeling one it hard to check the quality but what is others views or experience with this machine? I understand this isn't a commercial push or the fact its not better then a Exmark 21". Thanks for any input.
  2. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,137

    never knew they made a 21'' mower. i never see there mowers for sale at tsc. i know you can order them, but they are cheap and small.
  3. They started making them recently, I haven't used one yet, but plan on purchasing one for my next 21. they have a large hp Briggs engine and are less than half the price of an exmark
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  4. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,137

    i looked at the swivel wheel mower on thier web site. it looks the same as a deere js45 pos. even the drive looks the same as i had 2 pos js40. which tsc did you go to?
  5. jkilov

    jkilov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MS
    Posts: 1,415

    The briggs engine is good enough, have an old version intek with over 500 hrs, few problems and runs great.

    I'd focus more on the mower itself: wheels, gears (probably plastic) and the variable speed drive is a "controlled slip" belt etc.....
  6. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,664

    They are cheap homeowner junk. Do a search in these forums and you can read all about them. As I recall, the same mower, in different paint, is being sold at one of the big box stores, like Walmart or Home Cheapo. They are on no way suitable for day-in, day-out commercial use.
  7. shooterm

    shooterm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 457

    Yah no swivel wheels those look like a mess. Was thinking beat the crap out of it for one year then park it at a apartment that needs a new mower soon. The real mower I want is suppose to be a year out.
  8. Grubrunner

    Grubrunner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    Because they run the POS Briggs engine.

    Don't sugar-coat it with the "large hp" line..... it's still a Briggs.

    Thanks, but not thanks.
  9. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,059

    Looks like an orange John Deere to me. My locall dealer Has Bad Boy ZTRs on the floor but not these, seems to me they would sell them if they would hold up.
  10. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
    Posts: 1,064

    I bought one in April. I only use it maybe 3 to 4 hours a week. I have a Snapper Pro 36 WB that works in most places.

    I've had no problems so far. Very powerful and fast. Same mower as the JD JS 65 at Lowes.

    For the price of 399 it may hold up long enough. They are on sell at my local TSC store for 299 now. You could buy 3 of these and throw them away and still be less money than the Exmark.

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