Mower Question ????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Sharp Services, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. Sharp Services

    Sharp Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    Well, I thought I had my mind made up. I was planning to buy a Walker 42" cut mower with a 20 hp motor. But my 54" cut mower that I use to keep my 5 acre yard cut bit the dust. So ... I am having to rethink the Walker because my yard is bigger than what I think the Walker would do and I do not need to bag my own yard.

    So I have gone to the two closest dealers and looked at the following mowers:

    Gravely PM 34Z
    15hp Kawasaki motor
    36" deck
    $4899
    Offers an optional 4.3 cu ft side grass catcher

    Gravely PM 44Z
    17hp Kawasaki motor
    44" deck
    $5499
    Offers an optional 4.3 cu ft side grass catcher

    Snapper 2500 Pro Series
    19 hp Kawasaki motor
    48" deck
    $6699
    Offers Ninja Mulching Blade system and Fast-Vac Collection system.

    Which mower do you like?

    Please keep in mind that most of the yards I cut are small to medium sized in town yard and half of them have small back gates. I will still be cutting my yard, very large and will have my Snapper 33" tractor that can be used for the back yards of my present customer. I have never mulched my customers yards but could do it during cutting the season and bag the heavy leaf areas.
     
  2. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    I would probibly go with the 48" Snapper.
     
  3. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    We have two Scag Tiger Cubs both are 48/19 Kawasaki's. They are great for cutting yards that dont need to be bagged but we are going to buy a Walker in April to cut the properties we bag. In your situation, if you are going to be just bagging leave I would get the Snapper ZTR or Scag if you have a good dealer close. Walker are designed for bagging small to medium sized properties.
     
  4. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213


    You could always get a bigger S/D deck for the Walker for when you do not need to collect.
     
  5. wissel_landscaping

    wissel_landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 262

    you can also open the catcher door to discharge with a walker, walker also sells a discharge kit that goes on the back door.
     
  6. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 362

    for a 5 acre yard that you don't want to bag, I would use the tiger cub and side discharge thru the summer. Then I would add the mulch kit and mulch the leaves in the fall.
     

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