If you were to start over today...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by New2TheGreenIndustry, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
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    What equipment would you buy? I will be out on my own at the start of next season and I am debating what equipment to buy. I am thinking about the following mowers..


    Walker GHS 42" mower
    Lesco or Exmark 36" walkbehind
    Honda 21"

    maybe a Toro or Exmark larger ZTR

    What is your take?
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2009
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    So you want to buy all of those mowers?

    Honestly, the types of mowers you get should depend on what type of accounts you are servicing and what dealers you have close.
     
  3. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    If I was starting out today, I would go out and buy a 61" Grasshopper, 48" Walker, and 26" Exmark. That covers all of the bases.
     
  4. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    I can tell you for me it changes every couple of years. Last year I added a Hustler 66" but now the properties that made this unit shine are gone so I wish I had a Walker Super B to go along with my Walker MTGHS.

    Personally for starting out I think a Hydro Walkbehind is the way to go. What types of properties are you going to target?
     
  5. JShe8918

    JShe8918 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 941

    If i could start over with one mower... I would say a walker 31MTGHS with a 48" or 52" GHS deck and a 62 sd deck and all stihl hand helds. As a matter of fact i want to sell both my mowers and do just that. Get a fresh start again. But the super bee is SOOOO hard to pass up. I got to demo one and it is a sweet unit. I think it is far superior to any mid mount i have ever used.
     
  6. cam185

    cam185 LawnSite Member
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    I am just getting started with a few accounts. I previously got a nice loan to start my own biz. I am 18 and have a fully licenced and insured company. I have a 16 ft tandom axle trailer with a Lesco 60 inch commercial mower, Echo 265t trimmer, Echo pb 500, and a Kawasaki stick edger. I am off to a great start hopefully it will continue to grow.
     
  7. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Why the Honda 21" WB ?
     
  8. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 851

    It is what we currently use and I have not had any problems. The 21" is only used on 1/10 yards it seems, so I don't want to put too much cash into it. At the same time I don't want to buy the cheapest thing out there either.
     
  9. BGClawns101

    BGClawns101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would buy a 48inch hydro turf tracer and a 52 or 60 inch turf tracer hydro. If u have any gates or small yards i would get a mower for that. i have a 36 inch exmark hydro and holy crap i love it it will climb up any hill out there and it fits through most gates.
     
  10. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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