Build your own 32in hydro walkbehind?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tsanteto, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. tsanteto

    tsanteto LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    At the small engine warehouse under commercial mowers they have the drive unit, the deck and the wheels for a 32 inch hydro w 14hp for $1,400 + shipping. Does anybody recognize what make it is? Any good?
  2. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    I also looked and pondered about one of these. I almost drove up there to get a good look at one, and from here in Ole Miss it would have been a long journey. :confused:

    I ended up buying a Scag 36" belt drive walk behind. I feel like I did the right thing.:D
  3. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    i can buy a 32" bradley wb for 1,200

    not worth your trouble
  4. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    I think they're made by Great Dane I heard??? They are a single drive hydro like the Ferris single hydro. They have brake bands to turn with like a belt drive. Just from what I can see in the pics on the website I would not want one but thats just my opinion. I'd rather get a good used quality name brand one for that money. Some things are good and cheap but if I had to make a guess, I'd say this one is just cheap. Look at the other items this guy sells, the lawn tractors for instance, they're the cheap MTD ones.
    But I could be totally wrong, so don't take my word for it, thats just an observation by looking at a picture.
  5. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    FSM you are right about the make of the machine there was a thread on here a good time ago on this very subject

    tsanteto try a search if you haven't already done so

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