New machine opinions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rmland, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. rmland

    rmland LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    I need a 48 or 52 walk behind because I live in hill country. Currently use a scag belt 36 with velke and a Better quick 36 which in my humble opinion is the best most versitile 36 around, I even have costomers request that I use the quick 36 instead of that big orange monster!! The Quick 36 does however work you do to its single hydro. So what do you think about a nice 48 or 52 that a tired old fart can kick back on and to crank out some high quality cutting
    Thanks fellers
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,311

    So why don't you go with a Scag Hydro....since you want to have a WB? It will cut with the best of them and it will pull you nicely.
  3. Lake Claire Lawn Ranger

    Lake Claire Lawn Ranger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 242

    Please explain this to me. Just curious, since I use a Ferris single hydro.
  4. rmland

    rmland LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    What i mean is that you must make all turns with arm strength. Instead of holding one brake of a pistol grip and having the machie turn for you there is no way to stop the drive wheels independantly on the the Quick. I have gotten used to this and still love this machine. Hope that helps
  5. Lake Claire Lawn Ranger

    Lake Claire Lawn Ranger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 242

    Thanks for clearing that up. Mine has brakes and is no problem to turn or hold across a hill. I would hate to have to wrestle it. It would win! :)
  6. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    1. Hustler 54"/25 kawi Super Walk
    2. eXmark Turf Tracer (full-size) 52"/23 kawi
    3. Wright Stander 52"/23 kawi

    Priced very close to one another, with these 3 choices, your quick 36 is a tiny toy... :)

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