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McClane mower for putting greens

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by greens, Feb 13, 2002.

  1. greens

    greens LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    One of my older clients gave me this old McClane mower meant for cutting putting greens. So, I fixed it up and got it running good. I wan't to sell it now but don't know what it is worth. Is anyone out there familiar with these mowers? thanx
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    I bought one last year for $400, it was like new still under warranty. Here it is:

    mclane mower.jpg
  3. Martino

    Martino LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,772

    just curious........do you use this mower in your biz? What applications? I'll bet it leaves a beautiful cut.
  4. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,755

    Hey Kirby do you need another one of those ? I have a customer that is getting rid of his same brand...looks just like it just MANY years older its in decent shape...still works just not need for it you want it ? Make offer if not ok .
  5. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    Martino, I have planned on marketing Bermuda & Zoysia lawns this spring. I have full color flyers made and ready but due to injuring my shoulder I have it on hold until after I have surgery.:cry:

    Bunton Guy, check your PM for my phone number.
  6. King City Lawns

    King City Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    I have been thinking very hard about buyng a reel mower for exactly the same nreason. What is the range of cut?? have you used it much??? Do you have a lot of problems with stcks? I grew up working on golf courses so I know the kind of cut a ggod reel mower will provide, how about that one? I am thinking about something larger, like maybe a tee mower. They have bigger reels and bigger bedknives. I think they will hold out better most of the lawns around here are pretty good sized need a rider.
  7. greens

    greens LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Thanks for the reply Kirby! If you only paid $400 for one that new, the one I have probably isn't worth all that much. Unless it's antique. I live in Washington so the only grass you would cut with this sort of mower is on a golf course or a personal backyard green. :cool:
  8. groundsguy1970

    groundsguy1970 Banned
    Posts: 166

    You're better off with a Cal-Trim or a Tru-Cut that Mclaine is from Home Depot. You'll kill it- it is a good way in though, test the waters:)
    Do you have rocks where you live?
  9. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    I looked at Tru-Cut but too much $$ to start out, you are exactly right, I am testing the waters with this one and if things work out I will invest in a better machine. The guy I bought this mower from was selling it after buying a Tru-Cut, he showed it to me, what a machine!
  10. osc

    osc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 502

    You dudes have really flipped.

    I mow greens every day and believe me you are peeing straight up a rope with this idea. That mower isn't going to cut very well on any height over a half inch. Do you really want to cut lawns at a half inch? And throw speed out the window for good. You might be able to sell this unit to a golf course but I doubt it. By the way, it needs a bucket for clippings.

    If you really want to mow with a reel mower then look at a "National" 84" trim mower. They are used for mowing rough and they do a nice job but you won't do a lot of striping as they are slow to get turned around. A good used one will run you $2,500.

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