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Electric Start on WB?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by echeandia, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,131

    I was wondering how many of you have electric start on your WB mowers? Is it worth it? Should I consider buying a mower with electric start?

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    I wouldnt. both of my walk behinds take 2 pulls to fire up. One is an old 48 bobcat .

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,566

    Buy the electric start there is no way i am pulling a rope to start,if you are cutting 10 properties a day think,also in enclosed trailers it's so easy.
  4. thes

    thes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    If you can afford the electric start...then go for it!
    I have both...and prefer the electric start hands down! :clapping:
  5. lawn guy1350

    lawn guy1350 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 214

    i went with the pull start and wish i would of spent the extra money and got the electric start.
  6. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,512

    My cub cadet WB is pull start it takes a full pulls first thing in the morning but after the first start of the day it will fire up with one pull. I would prefer electric start but pulling isn't that bad because it gets the jobs done

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 834

    Electric start is nice, but when that thing breaks, it's $300-$400 for a new one...with you installing it. Also, when it breaks, the new motors don't have anywhere to wrap a rope around for emergency starts.
  8. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    Electric start is the way to go in my opinion.
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,190

    Very good point.....how do you start a electric start machine in the field if it is broke? My experience has been if I don't do yearly maintenance on the starter they only go about 2 years when used heavy use.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,566

    I have never spent that much on a electric starter just a wheel/sprocket on the starter and a battery.

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