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Has comments on a Quick 36 or 44 mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ksstate2, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. ksstate2

    ksstate2 LawnSite Member
    from kansas
    Posts: 27

    I am in the market for a new mower and I have looked at the Better Outdoor Equipment's Quick 36 and 44 mowers. I was wondering if anyone could give me any comments about the mower and whether it was a wise purchase or not. I realize that you can only purchase one directly from the Company and there are no dealers to "get your hands on one before you buy". Before I order one, could anyone help persuade or disuade me? Thanks in advance.

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,169

    I would tell you its a very wise purchase. You can call them and see if someone in your area has one that you can see....
  3. greg1

    greg1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    Have the 36" sami for most of this year. I searched the past posts before

    purchasing and put my trust in those who own and have experience with

    them. I can say my experience with BOP mowers is possitive and that i made

    the right choice for me. They are built like a brick craphouse yet compact

    and light, anyone smarter than a fifthgrader can work on them. :usflag:
  4. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 901

    I bought a used one last winter and it has been my primary mower this entire year for me in my first year, so I know the ins and outs of it very well. I have a 36" Super Duty w/16HP ELS Briggs

    Cheap to buy and to fix
    Great engine. NOTHING stops it. It barely changes its tune when pulling my 220 lbs body up a hill.
    It's lighter than most other mowers the same size
    It's a hydro. Not a dual hydro but it works great in tight spaces. Probably a lot better than any belt drive.
    Common parts
    Easy to use
    3 blades which make an awesome cut. I like the cut better than my 52" scag.
    It will stripe good even w/o the kit.
    Electric start!!
    Hardly ever breaks a part. I think I had one belt break, but that is because my idiot buddy tried mowing 12" grass all at once. There is no stopping that Engine :weightlifter:

    Battery is too weak to start in sub 40 degree weather
    It is SLOWWWW. Not a real big deal since you should be using this for tight areas where a larger mower wont fit.
    The worst thing IMO is the height adjustment SUCKS. You have to bend down w/a 3/4" deep socket and adjust it so the height adjusters are lined up. And then hold the platforms together while you tighten it up. Doesn't sound like too big a deal but wait till you have to do it 4 times a day inside of a hot trailer with no room to work and you are 6'5 like me; it sucks.
    And if you dont make it tight enough it will slide down and cut shorter. They need some sort of positive lock instead of a friction hold.

    Bottom line: Dont let the weeknesses scare you away. It lasted me thru my first season with zero breakdowns and did 95% of my mowing. And when you consider how much money you save buying it, it's a great investment for a first year guy IMO. I got mine on ebay used for $1000 w/200 hrs.
  5. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    Generally speaking, you'll find positive comments outweigh the negative comments on this brand by about 9 - 1 ... in other words, it's a good mower, buy it !!
  6. LawnNeedz

    LawnNeedz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 580

    I have the samurai also and it is a great mower. It is built like a tank and if anything were to break it looks like it would be cake to work on. I will definitely buy another one in the future.

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