Do I need a walk behind?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by exmarkking, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
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    I am saying it's more than possible to move away from a 21 all together, as shocking as that might sound to you...lol..cut quality, efficiency and cost of ownership are the things that matter to me when considering equipment. 21s can be beat on every single one of those fronts as far as I'm concerned.
     
  2. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks for all the info. I think I will just go with the 21" this season. I can get one out the door for 1100.00. The list price is 1099.00 so basically I'm not paying tax. That way it's paid for and as little as we use it, it should serve the purpose. We do have some accounts with pools and small areas of grass that you have to go down stairs to get to. So a 36" wouldn't work anyways. I would just hate to spend the money on a 21 and end up needing a 36". Tough decision but I think the 21" is the winner. Ill probably get the x series with the Kai motor, self propelled. I don't see the 100 more dollars for the blade brake even worth it. It's just one more thing to tear up. Thanks again
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  3. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    I started out with a 20" push and a 42" JD rider.

    I want my next mower to be a 36" WB. Reason because of gate issues and steep grades. This will relegate 20" for for the smallest tight spots.

    Then on the larger properties I can get them done faster using the 42" and the 36" at the same time.

    I may even spend $1,000 to upgrade the JD rider and put on a 48" deck.
    That is a lot less money then buying a new 48" mower.


     
  4. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well, here it is. It's a super nice 21".
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  5. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Posts: 866

    let us know how long it lasts for you, especially those plastic wheels going up and down stairs.
     
  6. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    if your getting along fine without a WB now than i would say you dont need one...no need to spend money that you dont have to, unless you find a real good deal on a used one
     
  7. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    greenutah,
    I could cuss you like a dog. What a smart ass!
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  8. nismodude1988

    nismodude1988 LawnSite Member
    from GA
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    heck yeah that thing is nice i just picked one up two weeks ago its the Xseries Kawi with the BBC blade control and i love that thing its a beast
     
  9. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They are awesome.
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  10. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    I don't think greenutah was trying to be an ass, just asking a question. That being said I don't think you have anything at all to worry about in terms of durability. There are a LOT of those units in use around here and I've not heard anything negative at all about them.
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