Equipment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Scag48, Jul 10, 2000.

  1. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hey all.Already posted today but have lots of questions. Here goes:<p>I'm just starting out in the biz but I need bigger mower. Well, I confess, I'm using a residential Toro that I borrow to mow my lawns. Don't get me wrong, Toro is great but the mower has given me problems because it is 5 years old and I'm working when it's about 85 degrees out so conditions are tough. It recently vapor locked and the throttle wouldn't work. Anyway, what do you think is the best W/B with a 48&quot; deck? Also, what is the best value, easy to maintain, and easiest to use. Any info greatly appreciated.
     
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    Scag, welcome. Do a search on &quot;best mowers&quot; or whatever and see what comes up. Searching name brands will also help.<p>Oh, I like Great Dane mowers and think they are the best. :) Of course, people who like Toro, BobCat, Dixie, or whatever think thiers are best also and they are not wrong. Personal choice and opinion.<p>Ray
     
  3. Grasscape Inc

    Grasscape Inc LawnSite Member
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    All of our WB are scag hydro 48 with 17 kawasaki.<br>Nothing bad to say<br>Very pleased
     
  4. AB Lawn Care

    AB Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 585

    I bought a Scag 36'' dual hydro last year.I love it!Zero repairs to date.It works year round for me spring summer fall and plows snow in the winter!And it has a better cut than my walker mowers!!!!!<p>hope this helps!!!!<p>----------<br>from:Adam<br>AB Lawn Care
     
  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Scag48....<br>I had a Scag 48 w/b. It was POS! Some people swear by them. Mine was was junk. I won't go into detail here, but if you use the search function you will probably find one of my posts within those threads.
     
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    Thanks for all info. Sorry to hear you had a lousy Scag Keith. I wish I had the cash to buy one. Looking for good used one to start with.
     
  7. lawndog

    lawndog LawnSite Member
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    Out here in the wet northwest we are Honda<br>believers.Nothing picks up better,though they<br>are overpriced.Also got a 38 in. John Deere<br>wb,love it.
     
  8. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Really Lawndog? I was skeptical of the commercial JD's. Where are you in WA? <br>
     
  9. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Really Lawndog? I was skeptical of the commercial JD's. I'm a Honda believer too. Where are you in WA?<br>
     
  10. cosmo

    cosmo LawnSite Member
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    I am looking for some suggestions on which walk behind would be a wiser choice. I will be using them for some rental properties I have as well as my home. <br>1. Lesco 48&quot; gear with 15hp kawasaki.<br>2. Bobcat 48&quot; gear with 14hp kohlar.<br>I was qouted a price of $2499 each. I would also like to know of any WEB sites out there that sell jungle wheels (black).
     

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