Caster Wheels

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Truly Beautiful Lawn Care, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. Truly Beautiful Lawn Care

    Truly Beautiful Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    Anyone out there using a walk behind with caster wheels? If so, what brand and how is the performance? I'm researching a commercial self propelled walk behind.

    Thanks, Jay
     
  2. thesargent

    thesargent LawnSite Senior Member
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    yes, husqvarna, awsome.
     
  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Take a look at the new Toros with the TurfoForce decks...they have a setup with caster wheels called a Toro TruTrac that I hear is awesome (Will see this coming Friday as I ordered one to demo). At about $550-$600 its a bit expensive, but from what I hear people really like them alot.
     
  4. thesargent

    thesargent LawnSite Senior Member
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    did you mean a 21 inch mower? if thats the case, then no.
     
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    No the unit I purchased is 40" and Toro makes a velke thats caster wheels for the Toro T2...

    Pictured below is the Toro TruTrac and below that is a pic of my mower.

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  6. lawnguy001

    lawnguy001 LawnSite Member
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    I've used Jungle Wheels for years on both my hydro Toro and Exmark w/b. Never had and trouble backing up , as long as you're careful.
    Walt
     
  7. Truly Beautiful Lawn Care

    Truly Beautiful Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the input. Sorry I was not specific. I was refering to anything less than a 36'. I'm looking for a commercial mower. I thought about the exmark 26 but the reviews on this site are not impressive. Then I looked into the units with caster wheels. I looked at the John Deere (caster wheels) at Home Depot. Nice machine. I guess caster wheel setups on 19's and up is going to be the stadard.

    Thanks again, Jay
     
  8. Truly Beautiful Lawn Care

    Truly Beautiful Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    Sorry, that machine is at Lowes.
     
  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dont get the POS John Deere caster wheel machine...the differential is made of plastic and I couldnt see it lasting more than about 2 seasons. If you want a homeowner mower that is built like a tank, get a Snapper HiVAC and dont look back.

    By the way...if this helps your decision...I was just at Lowes and there were 3 caster wheeled JohnDeere's that they were selling that had been returned...they were asking $250 for it!!
     

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