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New Employee or Riding Mower?

Discussion in 'Employment' started by Trevoryard, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. motorscot

    motorscot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    The benefit of Hydro vs belt is ease of use in both wet and dry conditions. When the belts get wet, they slip and you don't move. Also, with a hydro, you can back up and move much easier so they lend themselves to faster mowing. I have had both 1 and 2 men working with me at any one time and have used both a ZTR +1 or 2 WB or nor ZTR (I sold it) and 3 WB going. A 32 or 36" WB hydro and a 48" class WB should allow you all the equip you need to work fast. A small (like 48" ZTR) would be very good as well since you can get more places.

    The reason I sold my ZTR is it was too big for 90% of my yards (62") and wasn't worth keeping after I lost the 3 large accounts I bought it for.

    I did find that having 1 man helping me cut my times in half or better with a much larger rate of return (plus I wasn't as tired at the end of the day)
     

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