Front mount vs. mid mount

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pines, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. pines

    pines LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    Which do you recommend? I have heard a number of positives on the front mount (get under bushes, the view of what you are cutting is out in front)Any brand recommendations on either style. Thanks
     
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Front mounts don't clime and mid-mounts don't go under anything.
    Case closed:cool:
    John
     
  3. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Posts: 4,900

    Case open:D Steiners or Ventrac 4x4 front mounts will climb a mountain & they come standard with the striping roller If you don't like the 4x4 try a 230 Steiner with the hydrolic weight transfer you can put 800 pds. right over the drive wheels and they will climb that same mountain. Now case closed:cool:

    Mac
     
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    They dont mow like an EXMARK Case closed again
     
  5. burnandreturn

    burnandreturn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Germany
    Posts: 303

    If I only could have one I would pick a mid-mount. If I already have a mid-mount I might buy a front-mount for the option of using power driven implements. Unhook the mowing deck and use an arerator for instance. The front mount Grasshoppers have the tilt up deck for easy cleaning and blade change, IF that's an issue.
     
  6. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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  7. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Case back open, thats just a matter of opinion:)

    Mac
     
  8. LawnPerfect

    LawnPerfect LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 318

    A battle royale. Return to your corners!
     
  9. Paradise Landscapes

    Paradise Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 960

    John Gamba is right,
    Nothing mows like an eXmark!
     
  10. germann

    germann LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 259

    If you want a front mount, get a walk behind.
    If you want a mid mount, get a rider. Case Closed....In my opinion
     

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