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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jerry917, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. jerry917

    jerry917 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I am just starting my own grass cutting business.
    My 2 sons will be helping me.
    IS a 36 inch yazoo kees walk behine a good mower to start with
    or would a 48 inch be better.

  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    Depends on the gates you have to go through. I would opt for the 48" for the overall productivity but then it might not fit through the gate.
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Homer is so correct. But you need to look at the size of the yard that has a gate 36". Not all gated yards with small openings are small by no means.
    Gravey is making a 34" rider for 4400 that looks real good and fast. Great dane makes a mower that folds up and goes threw a small opening then mows at 52"s.
    So there are a couple options to start with and i'm sure there will be plenty more.
  4. CNE

    CNE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    You have to take into consideration the size of all the yards you intend to mow. A 36 would be better for gates, but a 48 or 52 would take care of a lot more yard in a shorter time. I have a 52 Zero turn Exmark, a 48 WB gravely and I also have a regular old Troy Built 42 rider. I also use a 22 push mower if I have to. There are a lot of options but I would spend the biggest bucks on a mower that you will use on more than just gated areas.

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