BOP the least expensive walk-behind?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnsaspire, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I feel a lot of pressure right now b/c I know eventually I'll need a larger, higher grade mower, but I don't know if I want to get on right now. I'd like to wait and see how many new customers I get this year. Better Outdoor Power has a great pre-season sale going on right now but still I don't want to rush into anything. Are they the least expensive commercial walk-behind out there?
     
  2. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That's way too broad a question. Least expensive? Well, are you needing a belt drive, a single hydro, or a dual hydro machine? Are you needing a fixed deck or a floating deck? How big of a deck are you wanting?

    Only after those types of questions are answered can your original query be responded to.

    B.O.P. makes a very budget-conscious mower, yes. But that doesn't make them "cheapest" or even what you need. I own one and am relatively pleased with it so far... but we need to understand YOUR needs before we just shoot into the dark.
     
  3. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
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    sorry about that. 36 inch mower, hydro or belt, fixed deck is fine. I've got about $2500 dollars to spend.
     
  4. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    36" mowers are available by nearly every manufacturer. But very few of them are hydros.

    Having come from belt drives for years, to purchasing my first hydro when I bought my BOP Dually, I would STRONGLY encourage you to go with a hydro if at all possible.

    I can't personally speak for the single hydro Quicks, but I have found my Dually to be solid, simple and dependable in the few months I operated it before winter came.

    And I doubt you are going to find a decent mower in your price range elsewhere unless you're willing to buy used.
     
  5. dago52

    dago52 LawnSite Member
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    Check to see if you have any Lesco stores around you. If so, pay them a visit because they are trying to get rid of their inventory. I was picking up some pre-m today and looked at the 36 hydro unit. It was on sale for 2,600.00 and a sulky is an additional 200.00
     
  6. CFB

    CFB LawnSite Senior Member
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    If i were you I'd look for a used quick. Probably pick a solid machine up for a little more than a thousand. I know there have been several for sale in the For sale section. That's just me. Parts are cheap. You can always pick up new machinerey down the road.

    Or a used anything so long as it's in decent shape. Some really great value in buying this type of used mower
     
  7. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Where's the for sale section of this site?
     
  8. CFB

    CFB LawnSite Senior Member
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    2 forums up Free Equipment marketplace. Toughey's been trying to sell one, I think he lives in INDY. I thought about that one. before buying a dually.
     
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Scag has a new market entry priced at $2600 and it is a 36" WB with floating deck. It is a belt drive unit.
     
  10. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Does Scag deal factory direct or do I have to order it. What's it called?
     

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