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Need a second mower what would you get

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LCME, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. LCME

    LCME LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 430

    i currently have an exmark tthp 48". but, some of my accounts have fences with 3 and 4 foot gates. typical account lot size is 15000 to 50000 sqft. what mower size, belt or hydro, etc. would you get to speed up the mowing.
  2. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    I'd go with a 36" Exmark belt drive.
  3. leaflawnandlimb

    leaflawnandlimb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 198

    I have heard alot of peaple praising the wright standers and they are available in 32,36,42......
  4. Duramax99

    Duramax99 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    Try a 36" Lesco walk-behind if it is your second mower. If you are looking for better quality go with an Exmark 36" belt drive
  5. LCME

    LCME LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 430

    thanks for the advise. will be going to weigartz tonight.
  6. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    I like your thinking. I got 3 now and more to come.
  7. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,230

    Curious...Mr. Itsgottobegreen.
    You have a Sentar Avatar but I see you had it for sale.
    Did you not like it??? We have 3 of them and a Stander.
    Just curious of your opinion.
  8. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Posts: 3,256

    The question is, how big is the backyard? I wouldn't want to cut a large backyard with a little 36" just because it fits through the gate.

    If the backyard is fairly large, and fairly flat, I'd look at the Cub Commercial Z-Wing. Or if Hustler ever releases the GateStar, I'd look at that.
  9. logan

    logan LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Posts: 315

    I had a 36 walk behind. I just traded it in for a 36 stander with wide tires, and I can cut my back yard time in half. I picked up 15 new lawns because of the time savings.
  10. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    Its still for sale. I just got to get a bigger trailer for my kubota tractor right now. I like it. But the 61" deck just doesn't match any of the rest of the fleet. If it was a 52" I would be keeping it. I still like my standers more.

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