Got 6 grand saved. now what?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnwizards, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    What walkbehind should i buy with my $6000 and why? give me pros and cons of the ones you've owned or demo'ed. i'm not interested in mini z's or anything used. i want a new hydro. thanks for your input.

    randy.
     
  2. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wright Stander.....no need to explain justification....
     
  3. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    your post doesnt help if you dont tell me what the pros and cons are. can the stander handle hills well?
     
  4. BUCKEYE MOWING

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What kind of accounts are you servicing ?? Deck size needed ? are you looking to drop the entire 6 G's ? ..I would lean to a BOP product or Exmark TT ...depending on types of accounts...ie...postage stamp lawns or huge acreage.
     
  5. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    a 48-52" would be ideal. it needs to handle hills well. it will be used on around 30ish accounts ranging from 4k to 6 acres. only 1 account has sprinklers. like to cut around 3". anything else you need? :waving:
     
  6. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Don't understand whay you want a WB if your doing 6 acrea lots? Unless you only have 1 of these accounts. WB - get a stander toro or wright. Holds the hills well and ease in and out of places.
     
  7. BUCKEYE MOWING

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I say an Exmark...but that's a personnal pref. You need to DEMO DEMO AND DEMO some more to get the feel for these machines. 4 to 6 acres. Why not a Z?
     
  8. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Find a mower that you can finance at zero percent for 2 years (Sheffield will do it most likely) and put your $6,000 in the bank and collect interest.

    Even if you keep $2,000 in a checking account to pay the payments before mowing season and put the other $4,000 in the bank, at least you'll earn interest.
     
  9. BUCKEYE MOWING

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    another great suggestion. Save your capitol.
     
  10. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    well, i bought a simplicity champion just for the 6 acre job. i'm a little bit embarrassed to say this but i never got the hang of going on hills with that thing. i'm short tempered and got frusterated so now i want a wb again. i have a belt drive bobcat classic but i want something hydro. oh yea, that simplicty is for sale if anyone is interested. 3200. pm me.
     

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