eastman mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mikes landscaping, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. mikes landscaping

    mikes landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from kansas
    Posts: 298

    Has anyone had experience with these mowers? I saw a new ad for them in turf. Any info would be appreciated
    -Pete
     
  2. MANOFSTIHL

    MANOFSTIHL LawnSite Member
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    Yes, they are pretty tough machines. I have only sold the push model

    pros: very light cast aluminum deck, built up crankshaft truss to protect from blade impacts (which is very nice), very simple design eliminating mickey mouse parts, mulch and side discharges well

    cons: damn wheels keep coming off (need loctite), optional steel grass catcher is heavy.

    Overall: As a lightweight but heavy duty commercial mower with no frills (such as self-propell or a clutch) it works great

    Translation: We have a lot of landscape companys who purchase them for "other" people to use. Not many owner operators choose this one b/c it offers durability but no creature comforts...
     
  3. mikes landscaping

    mikes landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from kansas
    Posts: 298

    Thanks alot, that was exactly the kind of info i was looking for.
    -Pete
     
  4. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    reminds me of the old bobcat 21 mowers. great as long as you wernt the one using it!
     
  5. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Isn't their striping mower self propelled?
     
  6. mikes landscaping

    mikes landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from kansas
    Posts: 298

    yeah it is, but im not interested inthe self propelled, i just want a side discharge push, something reliable.
     

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