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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by puregreen345, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. puregreen345

    puregreen345 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    i am about to buy a new w/b mower i am debating between a 36 or 48 in mower. i will have to deal with quite a bit of fences around 1/3 of my lawns should i buy a 48 and use the 21 in the back yards or purchase a 36 and be able to mow the whole lawn with that? thanks
     
  2. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 470

    I would go with the 36". That way you can use it for the customers that need it and you can still cut the others quickly (although not quite as fast as a 48").
     
  3. 29 Palms Property Management

    29 Palms Property Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    How big are the back yards? Are they small enough to efficiently cut with a 21"? Or are they good size back yards, just with small gates? My opinion, go with the 36". That way you don't have to unload the 48", mow the front, and then unload the 21" and mow the back at a slower, smaller rate of speed.
     
  4. plantzpropertymanagement

    plantzpropertymanagement LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    hey i noticed you have property management in your name i was going to use the same thing in my name but chose to use property services because people said that it sounded like iwas a rental co or something what kind of work do you do
     
  5. CAG

    CAG LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Posts: 344

    Thats a very tough call I think i would lean towards the 36 if most of the lawns are small and if more were larger go with the 48-21 combo. I'm not sure if this advice was that much help..lol..sorry
     
  6. puregreen345

    puregreen345 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    most of the backyards aren't very big thanks for the advice
     

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