choice of lawnmowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnranger44, Sep 21, 2001.

  1. lawnranger44

    lawnranger44 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am 15 years old and my brother and I are starting our own business next year. We've got most of the equipment we need (except for a truck and a trailer obviously), but I was wondering if some of you guys could give me some advice on 21" and/or 36" lawnmowers. we will be doing mostly small residential yards (at least when we first start out). if you have any other advice for someone who is new to the business, feel free to give it. Thanks alot guys!
  2. casey

    casey Guest
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    Exmark TTHP 36 & Lawnboy 21's.
  3. Try hitting search and type in walkbehind and you will find 850 threads with that being in it.

    BTW all Exmark here. Don't settle for less. Go with the best

  4. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    No NO nO, It's Hustler And Lawnboy!!
  5. Andy Lewis

    Andy Lewis LawnSite Member
    from sc
    Posts: 8

    Hi! The best advice I could give two guys, is to split lawn into front and back. Now buy two of the same mower. Why? Buy parts (blades,spark plugs,air filters,etc..) for one and it does for both. I think BEST PAIR (other than Becky's/ old girlfriend) are the John Deere JA-62 (2-speed self -by easy to replace belt, blade is a hybrid do-all mulch,bag,side plus every thing comes with it, aluminum deck) and is available at Home Depot or JD Dealer for $ 499.00. So for $ 1000.00 and change you have interchangable everything! Keep costs down without buying junk and you're into profit much quicker! Andy.

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
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    For the 36" try to find yourself a nice scag w/b belt drive, less headaches and cheaper to maintain and repair. For a 21 , why not a 32" w/b ? or if you can use them on your properties, go with a 32 and a 48, this way you can tackle larger jobs if the need arises and you can get into tight back yards with the 32 while your partner hits the front with the 48 and then can back up with the trimmer and blower while your still on the back .. Just an idea to think about.. I personally dont' have a use for the 21" mowers .. Actually I dont' even have one anymore .... Best of luck
  7. How would you know? You only own a 21" push mower!

  8. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    ahh, have you not heard the praise of hustler around here? seems to me that hustler owners claim that hustlers are better than eXmarks,,;)
  9. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Now wait Viper. I can't say anything bad about Hustler. But I can say that more people around here run exmarks than hustler. A few good threads about Hustlers doesn't make them better. AND, just because you read a few things doesn't make the advice good.

    36" Exmark would be a great starter. Cut is awesome and the quality is second to none. Exmark has great customer service and is always there to help. There is a reason why exmark is growing and spreading around the country faster than any other brand out there.
  10. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    price wise exmark wins

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