how fast

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dougmartin2003, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. dougmartin2003

    dougmartin2003 LawnSite Senior Member
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    my question is about wb mowers how fast do they go and are they a zero turn radius mower. i have a 48 ztr rider but have never used a wb
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    My Ferris WB's (dual hydros) will go 6.5 mph forward...I believe the same in reverse. And yes, I can do a 180 turn with them simply by allowing one tire to continually go forward and squeezing the other hand grip to make the other tire go completely backwards...thus a zero turn.
     
  3. dougmartin2003

    dougmartin2003 LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. dougmartin2003

    dougmartin2003 LawnSite Senior Member
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    sounds like to me it would/nt be a bad investment to get one
     
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    We've had them since Day One...I can't even think how we would be without them.
     
  6. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
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    The new Hustler super WB's will top out around 10mph and 5 mph backwards. The super WB's' have the newer larger tire/rim combo (currently the largest) to allow actual mowing at 10mph if the lawn is smooth enough.
     
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Jeez Louise Pete..are they that fast???
     
  8. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My Scag is 7.5 forward...who cares about reverse speed......besides Pete.
     
  9. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
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    Funny, my helper is going through a bit of a rough time, and while we were cutting the back lot of this property I asked if he wanted to use my machine (54"/25hp bullrider wb)(super WB) and he said sure. After he was done he said, "Ya know, this is so fast and fun, all I can say is it's actually exciting". One friend say it's like riding a jet ski, I still think it's more like skiing.
    Please keep in mind, the Hustler is not so special, it's just that the super WB is just a bit faster and equipped with the larger tires to handle the speed. I’ll bet by next season the rest of the manufacturers will have the same thing……. Now the H bar, that’s another story.
    Now remember, just like a 10mph rider, you can't go fast on every lawn, in fact most lawns don't lend themselves to much more than 6 to 8 mph.
     
  10. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
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    My gear drive scag will run 7 or 7.5.It wouldn't mow worth a flip wide open.I mow mostly in 3rd sometimes 4th if its perfect,never 5th gr.ITs a 17/48 with doubles I back down a gr. but it cuts it cleaner.My ztr will mow wfo if you can stand to be on it.;)
     

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