Best 21" mulching mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lampeslawnservice, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. lampeslawnservice

    lampeslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    what brand of mower is the best 21" mulching mower for those small yards, that a 36" just wouldn't be worth getting of the trailer, but want to maintain a good quality cut. I've heard Toro alot, but think there has to be something better.
     
  2. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
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    What brands have you used?
     
  3. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    Got a snapper love it, also billy goat contour mower love it cept it's a gear driven i'm used to hydro.
     
  4. lampeslawnservice

    lampeslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    really just Lawnboy's but looking to get into a better stripping mower. They're great for some jobs, but want faster, better quality.
     
  5. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    The Deere's were good cut into very fine pieces even bagging. Used to come with a plastic mulch plug but even with out it they would mulch well.
     
  6. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
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    My modified Honda HRC216 out mulches my Toro proline in every catagory, wet grass, tall grass, leaves ........have not used any other makes to compare.
     
  7. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Buy a John Deere JC63c mulches, bags, and cut excellent!!! 6.75 Hp Briggs, remote lockable caster wheels, and starts on the 1st pull! Cost me $616 for the bagger, mower, and tax.
     
  8. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
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  9. LHlandscaping

    LHlandscaping LawnSite Member
    from PA/ SW
    Posts: 100

    Proline 21' Suzuki. Hands down the best overall of any I ever had. My guys won't even consider using anything else. When I had a new Cub RB100 everyone always fought over who had to use that thing and now its history and has been replaced by a new proline. Just our opinions..
     
  10. newbomb

    newbomb LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have 3 honda HRB 216 TDA's they are tough as nails run forever and mulch like a champ. They also come with a bag.
    They use 2 thin blades that require more sharpening and I usually replace them every year. Also one thing to remember, they are overhead valve and they have a valve cover out in front. If the valve cover gets dinged hard (like from rolling loose on the trailer) the motor won't run till you fix it. Great mower though $625 at Home Depot this past spring. - Paul
     

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