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If You Wer Buying New 1st Time?????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by afftandem, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. afftandem

    afftandem LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    WHAT WOULD YOU BUY?..... im goin to be doing residential lawns this coming season, each about 1/3 to 1/2 an acre.. i think 60" is too much.. i like 52"s... im also looking for a walk behind about 36 or wright's 36 stander.... mainly it seems as though exmark, toro, and (perhaps) the wright sentar are the best riders.... does exmark make the best walk behind??? whats the opinions on the other riders and wb's?? encore?? ferris?? JOHN DEERE???
    what will give me the best quality cut... for those with the bigger riders, 48" plus, have you had any slack about bringing them on your customers lawns??... remember, im targeting $300k plus homes.. are thes customers more apt to complain about bigger mowers on their lawns???? does the wright stander (even though 52") look less intimidating to customers????
    HELP! first big mower buy.. thank you.
     
  2. Brianj

    Brianj LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    get a walker with 2 decks, 42 inch mulch and 42 bagger, it get u into most back yards and the quality of cut will blow your customers away
     
  3. cutnedge

    cutnedge LawnSite Member
    Posts: 194

    :dizzy: WOW! I forgot the question.
     
  4. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    48 Belt drive

    Start out simple.

    Not sure if he has a 9k budget for the Walker with a couple of decks.
     
  5. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,036

    give us an idea on how much you want to spend.
     
  6. lawncare4u

    lawncare4u LawnSite Senior Member
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    Posts: 399

    I have a E-Mark walk behind Turf Tracer HP w/ a 48'' floating deck w/a stripeing kit...........does a awesome job,am always geting coments on how good the LAWN looks!
     
  7. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,434

    i have a bob-cat 219 with a 52" deck and i love it. it is very reliable and has a great cut.
     

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