marty j mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dougmartin2003, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. dougmartin2003

    dougmartin2003 LawnSite Senior Member
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    has anyone used or heard of the martyj mower i demo one today seem like a good mower
     
  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,666

    I demoed one a few years ago, and got some updated specs last year. My concern is that they do not have large enough engines on them. I would rate them as light duty commercial, or heavy duty homeowner machines. Are you looking at the chain drive, or the straight hydrostatic drive. The chain drive looked like a maint. headache to me.:(
     
  3. dougmartin2003

    dougmartin2003 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i look at the hydro unit i also think the seat sits uo to high
     
  4. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
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    hell yes ,i used one from 86 to 88.
    at that time all the great gurus on the forum,had a laugh, told me marty musta hit me in the head .. as there wasnt a mower called the marty j...when the truth was established,, that in fact,, the dienes company had been producing them for a while . only one ,kieth ,had the guts to appologise. one even said,, hed tell me about them ,but then hed have to kill me. i emailed him ,and he has yet to tell me anything that might be worth killing me,, about the marty j.. in short ,he didnt know what he was talkin about.
    now since then i have come to better understand the lawnsite members of that time. i really respect their knowledge. but this particular one never did step up to the plate and admit he was just wrong ,and appologise like a man. in private or otherwise. itwould have helped me have more respect fo him. but we all just human so its forgotton now.
    the mower i had was alrite ..a front mount mower with a good cut. but imo not up to the midmounts of today. for my uses anyway.
     
  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,666

    I think for some applications, the Marty J would be a good machine. As I said, I would like to see them with larger engines, as I have some properties that only get mowed biweekly. There is no way I could mow them with the relatively small engines they put on their machines. I really liked the way they handled, and I liked the flip-up deck.Price was very good also.
     
  6. Red Dwarf

    Red Dwarf LawnSite Member
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    Jeez, where do you guys come up with all these mfgs's???

    Just when I thought I had learned most of them!
     
  7. dougmartin2003

    dougmartin2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 337

    thats what i was thinking the price was great for a 60" mower like $6000. i kinda liked it but not for sure it would be good for commercail use
     
  8. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    AWM--you were a lawnsite member--in 86, 88?;)

    GEO
     

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