Need help selecting mower for large yard

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by question1, Aug 12, 2009.

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  1. question1

    question1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    Hi everyone

    I need help picking a mower for my half-acre property (all grass other than house & pool). I'm currently mowing with a 22" Toro Recycler, but I'm wondering whether to get something slightly bigger. Here are my constraints:

    1. Must get through 33" backyard gate.

    2. Cannot be a riding mower.

    3. Hopefully can be used by my wife occasionally.

    4. Must be low maintenance.

    Looking forward to your thoughts. You won't hurt my feeling if you tell me to stick with a small mower like I've got now. Thanks.
     
  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    considering your limited to 33" your choices are few. Maybe a Quick 32?
     
  3. Kutz Lawns

    Kutz Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 526

    Home Depot or Lowe's!
     
  4. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    Quick 32 would be my suggestion as well. while i have not tried one i have read many great reviews and they are priced pretty good too
     
  5. marcuslawnguy

    marcuslawnguy LawnSite Member
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    a new gate maybe but the only thing I can think of is a nice self propelled 21 mower like a honda or a 32-36 inch walkbehind. However a walkbehind can be expensive and hard to handle by a inexperience person and also dangerous for them. Example mistakes made with a pushmower are not that bad but a walkbehind hit something and you can slam into the handle bars. also what ever you hit will take a beating as well. not trying to turn you away from them. I love them but they are not like a push mower.
     
  6. just4funthen

    just4funthen LawnSite Member
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    How much are you willing to spend? Try looking into a Wright Stander if you are willing to spend more than the junk at box stores. (http://www.wrightmfg.com). They make a small 32" one that is really fun to use!
     
  7. forbin

    forbin LawnSite Member
    from NW CT
    Posts: 7

    Been using a 28" World Lawn for 3 seasons now, no issues just perform regular maintenance and its been great to me. I do about a 3/4's of an acre, 75% of which is a decent sloped side hill.

    http://www.worldlawnpowerequip.com/products_28.asp

    Comes in 33" also....
     
  8. 7474

    7474 LawnSite Member
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    I have been using the Cub Cadet 33" walk behind mower (http://www.cubcadet.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10051_14101_162710_33830_-1_600000_33831) for the past 2+ years without any problems on a 3/4 acre lot. My brother has the same mower and same great results. Picked it up at a Cub Cadet dealer towards the end of the season for $1100 out the door including delivery. This was when the Depot was selling the same mower for $1299 before taxes and without delivery. Only thing, I wish it also offerd a recoil start with the electric and not electric only.
     
  9. TrashBagPopper

    TrashBagPopper LawnSite Member
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    Are you bagging or mulching your grass?
    If bagging, you will definately want to check this out...

    www.trashbagpopper.com

    Best regards,

    The Trash Bag Popper
     
  10. pjnlandscape

    pjnlandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 160

    I know this post is a little late after everyone elses, just stumbled upon this while i was bored watching tv. I would suggest a seutech Stealth 33.
     

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