Does your 36"fit

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Redd, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. Redd

    Redd LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 36

    Anyone have problems with their model not fitting through 36"gate?
     
  2. lawnlubber

    lawnlubber LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    I run 36" scag and 36" stander. No problems with 36" of clearance. One prop has a gate with a bolt about 3" above the ground leaving only 35" at that point. I sneak the wb back there by rocking it onto the rear wheels until the deck is clear.
     
  3. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Posts: 3,256

    I have a 36" walk behind that doesn't fit through a lot of gates unfortunately. It was my first mower, had I known better, I would have definitely gone with a 32" instead.
    Because of this, I had to use a 21" push mower in these backyards, which sucks!

    This year I am selling the 36" to buy a 32".
     
  4. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,036

    my 36" will fit through most 36" gates. it usually wont go through the wood ones. It makes it through the vynil pretty well. if you want to get through all gates, I would go with a 32".
     
  5. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Meet half way i'll swap you...I have a 32 im getting rid of
     
  6. cutrite

    cutrite LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    it just depends if the gate itself is 3' or the opening is 3'. On chain link fence you have 2.5" for the hinge and 1.5" for latch.Now on wood fence your hinge is only 1/2" and latch about the same,same goes for vinyl.My grandma's opening was 4' used to push down on pistol grip and get the front end sideways, then straighten up really sucked. I didn't have a 36",but I do now.Learned my lesson. :eek:
     
  7. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    That's Why I Carry the 21" Prolines....Most Gates 37" but there are Plenty of 35" Gates.

    The Question is Will a Q36" @ 37.5" or a Hustler 37" fit Through a Standard 37" Gate if their are Any Obsticles Around the Gate....Most are 36.5"...What Were they Thinking ?
     
  8. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 608

    No problems getting a 36" Exmark thru any gate.
     
  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    really. I am in the market for a 26, 32, or 36" mower
     
  10. cutrite

    cutrite LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    I did fences for 5 years. Not me but most crews I worked with put the gate at whatever it measured at. Even if the customer wanted a 4' gate,if it was 3' 10" they ddidn't care. Even if customer said he had something to fit through.They would just say they hit something in the hole and thats all they could get.Don't see how they've been in business 25 years. :dizzy:
     

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