Need to decide on next mower

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Jamie James, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Jamie James

    Jamie James LawnSite Member
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    Hello I have been cutting lawns on my own for 5 years and there all residential and every property is different, some have some hills, some I have to use my 21 inch toro and some are huge. Anyways right now I cut 20 lawns and I might be getting a few more so my question is I looked at the walker mower , toro navigator, wright stand on and hydrostatic toro.

    What would you suggest thanks.:canadaflag:
     
  2. pdreibels

    pdreibels LawnSite Senior Member
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    What mowers do you currently have besides the 21" toro? How large is your biggest property?
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  3. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'd say the Wright would be the most versatile. Any stander for that matter.
     
  4. TML

    TML LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you want to be a true professional and grow your business you should buy a Walker. :)
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  5. benneyben

    benneyben LawnSite Member
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    Walkers are incredible mowers, just be prepared to have a place for all the grass you collect. I keep trying to talk my boss into adding one to the fleet. They're super popular in southern Maine!
     
  6. Jamie James

    Jamie James LawnSite Member
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    I'm interested in the walker and toro navigator but I'm just not sure how some of my clients will react lol

    I have a 48inch standard its a toro but some of my properties are huge and by the end of the day I'm dead. I don't mind the wright stand on but it looks kinda funny to me my buddy has one.

    I was looking at all 4 yeaturday, walker, navigator, wright and 48 inch hydrostatic ( stander ) .

    I was also trying to get info on what's better a walker or navigator and what a joke that is everyone says something different.
     
  7. TML

    TML LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was typing that because I do really like Walker and because I knew it would wind some people up! The majority of properties in my area I can dump on site so there is minimal grass hauling. I also have a Exmark WB that is great. On those lawns I double cut if necessary and don't worry about clippings.
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  8. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Look into exmark also. They own toro and are the same mowers, but more heavy duty
     
  9. Jamie James

    Jamie James LawnSite Member
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    What do you prefer the walker or navigator.
     
  10. pdreibels

    pdreibels LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just my 2cents: Would you rather sit all day or stand all day? And also think about the future....don't just consider what mower suits your needs now but think about where you want to be in the next few years. If you are mainly residential/small commercial then any of the mowers you mentioned are great fits, but if you want to start doing bigger properties you will want to look for something larger/faster. I personally would hate to stand on a mower all day long and would hate to have to mow a 5acre lawn with a 48" anything! If you plan on growing get the largest mower you can reasonably use and afford.
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