big mowers on small yards ?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by JJLandscapes, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    im going to be upgrading mowers soon i currently use walk behinds and want to speed up the cutting

    do 52 or 61 inch mowers give as good as a cut as 32's on small props or is there no difference whatsoever?( maybe too heavy or to harsh on the lawn) all my houses are 70x120 lots at the most and will 90% be buying a stander but the small 32" that would fit in the fence doors are very hard to find for a good price and the 52 and 61's are everywhere used

    thanks
     
  2. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,497

    I had to rent a wright sentar 61'' when my w/b failed this summer. and man it was a pita on my small accounts.
     
  3. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    We stay with 52 inch and less we can use this size on everthing, big properties that might cost a little in time, but they work for us.
     
  4. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    I use my Dixie choppers on bout 85% of my property's and there all 60in too. Never had a problem.
     
  5. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    I would get a 52" just that way you can be safe!
     
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,088

    We got the Wright Senter Sport 36" and it has a low profile and so far no complaints. Our yards are same size as yours...can't image putting a 60" on that size property. People are starting to compain about noise and size of equipment in our area.
     
  7. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    yea im waiting for a 32" stander to be used and fair price but looks like im going to get a 52" if we decide to upgrade sooner than expected the customers dont stop calling and accounts keep piling on but i cant complain...
     
  8. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Posts: 680

    i would go 52...but why not keep the 32 for small yards or are most of ur accounts small
     
  9. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    Big mowers on small props are like a bull in a china shop. 48" walker would be sweet
     
  10. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,546

    You can get a 32" hydro snapper for around $2,500.00 that should be the price about everywhere its a business sometimes you got to spend money to make money. buy it with credit if you have to unless you dont believe in yourself and your business.
     

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