Best Mid-Sized Walk Behind?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by CLS_Birmingham, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. CLS_Birmingham

    CLS_Birmingham LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    Ok so I went and looked at a couple of different brands today. I'm looking at a 36" WB. Looked at EX-Mark, Gravley, and Toro.

    Now, I need some advice from those who own these brands. Which brand would you suggest and why??
     
  2. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
    Posts: 555

    I prefer belt drive over hydro when it's a 36". Some guys prefer the capability of easily being able to "man-handle" a pistol grip when you turn it but I disagree.

    I have a Toro Proline T-bar and I can turn it around quite well. The one thing that I did was add hockey tape to the corners so I have a good grip with my gloves. The Proline S.F.S. deck cuts great and leaves an amazing stripe, I've been told the Turbo Force isn't quite as nice but I still plan on buying a new one in the Spring. I use Floating decks.

    -Michael
     
  3. joee0914

    joee0914 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 126

    I have a Lesco 36" hydro and i have to admit it's probably one of the greatest walk behinds ive ever used. lays down nice stripes, cuts clean and flat, and will power through everything i throw at it. The only down fall is that sometimes the parts are hard to come by when needed. Luckily i have a JD dealer that has basically everything i need for it.


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    Not my best stripes but it'll give you an idea of how it can lay them down
     

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