Is 60 inch deck too much?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by cranium2001, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. cranium2001

    cranium2001 LawnSite Member
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    First let me start off by saying what a wealth of information all of you members have supplied to me in your daily posts. It is priceless. Secondly, I am having a hard time deciding whether to go with a 60 inch Cub Tank M60 or the new Cub Enforcer 54. The dilemma is that I will be using this for mainly residential use but, the price and financing are phenomenal for the Tank. 4.99% for 48 months and a retail price of $6699.00 for a leftover 2006 model or 3.99% for 36 months for the Enforcer with a retail of $5299.00. Everything I have researched in here has pointed me towards the 60 inch Tank but I am concerned it may be too much. Although I do have a couple commercial accounts it would work great on, my bread and butter is residential. Any thoughts?
     
  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
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    We do 90% residental's and use 60's and one 72 " TANK. Go with the 60" TANK because the Enforcer is not going to last you very long. Hope this helps.
     
  3. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    In my area 52 inch or less cuts em all,different properties dfferent deck sizes.
     
  4. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Def 60. I went with a 52 and wish I had a 60. I will now be buying 60's from now on.

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    60" is almost like a general standard. It is just so common among all companies and manufacturers. Sure, there are many out there that use smaller decks, and there are even some places that a smaller deck is more practical...But on a general basis, a 60" goes SO many places, and yet is so much more productive than the smaller decks, it is no wonder why it is so commonly used. we run a few of them, and 52". Guess which ones get used more often?
     
  6. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
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    not sure if i remember this right, but my dealer sent me the brochure on the new cubs and although i think the enforcer was listed as a commercial machine, and i only saw the picture, it didint look as well built as the tank....

    something else to consider.... good luck
     
  7. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Go with the 60" Tank you'll thank yourself in the long run
     
  8. cranium2001

    cranium2001 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks guys this really helps.
     
  9. garrettlawn

    garrettlawn LawnSite Member
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    we got two cub 60's and a cub enforcer 44 for backyards with single gates
     
  10. Myk

    Myk LawnSite Member
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    Go with the 60 I started out with a 48'' and the next year bought a 60'' I found that 60 gets it done faster and now I hardly use the 48 even on the small lawns but you can't get in most back single gates with a 60 or a 52 so I would go with the 60 you will be happer at the end of the day.
     

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