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Decent commercial mowers as far as brands?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ReidStylez, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. ReidStylez

    ReidStylez LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I'm looking to get a decent commercial mower. I don't mind spending a little more on reliability. I think I remember reading that 36" mowers can fit through standard gates for mowing the back yards so I'd like to stick to that size. Also walk behinds or standers.

    Also, what's a decent brand trimmer and blower?
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2010
  2. frotis

    frotis LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 395

    Gear Drive or Hydro? Your looking at a ~$2000 difference in price.
     
  3. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
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    an ideal wb would be an exmark hydro, whether it is the viking or tthp it will provide power for a sulky and reliability. these arent cheap though....could spend about 4500 to 5000. gear driven wise i would say bobcat classic pro. that will set you back about 3000. handheld wise i would say go with the redmax ebz 7100 or 8100 that will run you 500 for 7100 and close to 600 for 8100. trimmer and edger wise i would say go with redmax or stihl 2 strokes....never buy a stihl 4 stroke. they have too many moving parts i think.
     
  4. ReidStylez

    ReidStylez LawnSite Member
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    I'd say either one really. Probably more towards gear drive (cheaper).
     
  5. frotis

    frotis LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 395

    36" Exmark metro is around $3000
     
  6. ReidStylez

    ReidStylez LawnSite Member
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    What about buying used? Anything I should stay away from? How many hours is too many?
     
  7. ReidStylez

    ReidStylez LawnSite Member
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    Another thing fixed deck and floating deck? I'm assuming floating deck you can you adjust cut height really easy?
     
  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    go with wht ever local dealer you have!!!! dealer support is key is eve you have to drive a lil ways!
     

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