Husqvarna VS. eXmark

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by drewskee032, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. drewskee032

    drewskee032 LawnSite Member
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    I need a rugged, reliable mid-sized walk behind that will last me a long time. I dont know which mower is better quality. I've heard nothing but good things about eXmark's ECS. How is Husqvarna's steering system? As good as eXmark's? Which mower is better all around? Which one would u guys choose? How about the price, which one is better for the price?

    Thanks!
     
  2. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Get the one a dealer can service for you fast. You dont want a mower being down and have to wait for parts to come in. Both are good W.B. mowers personally id get the Exmark. There going to be more expensive thou, do you have a toro or Bob-cat dealer near. These are also some good quality W.B. mowers.
     
  3. drewskee032

    drewskee032 LawnSite Member
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    How much better is the eXmark? What are the differences between the two? By the way, i forgot, i would get an eXmark TTHP or a Husqvarna WH4817EFQ (a hydro floating deck)
     
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
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    Demo both. its the only way to tell what will work best for you.
     
  5. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    Very good answer, but when I saw you had responded I was quick to read:laugh: Do you still have red ones?
     
  6. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would talk to each of the dealers who are selling them. Who has better service, parts inventory etc? Who do you like dealing with more? From that point, I think its made up, but personally I'd go with the exmark. Even if 1 dealer isn't great, there are enough of them where you can just go to another dealer. I'm not sure how many husqvarna commercial dealers are around you but I know how many exmark dealers their are and they out number the husky dealers without even trying!
     
  7. CutsForLess

    CutsForLess LawnSite Member
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    I had a 21 husqvaurna that was crap, I dont know about the rest of their mowers. I do have a exmark 26" metro that I love, but my rider is a Dixie Chopper. I do like Husqvaurna chain saws.
     
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
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    For this season, i bought a gravely and its been goog. But I still love the Turf tracer you never know for 07
     
  9. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    I thought I heard you say earlier this spring that 06 was gonna be your last season..???
     
  10. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    There are a couple of big plaza's that want me to do them. it will be part time and about 50,000 take home. you tell me
     

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