New: Need some equipment help.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1BadHawk, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. 1BadHawk

    1BadHawk LawnSite Member
    Posts: 127

    What do you all recommend for a new business just starting out. Team of two people, in search of a walk behind. New or used, doesnt matter.

    We have gas blowers and edgers.
  2. newbomb

    newbomb LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 391

    First I wouldnt get a walk behind larger than 48" A 48" with a pro slide sulky will mow a lot of grass. If you want bigger might as well get a rider. I have found that a 48" and 36" is a great combination. The 36" will fit in most gates and still mow a lot of grass.

    You really have to know what size work your going after. If you have the funds and two men, get 2 maybe even a 32" and a 48". Two guys can really roll with either of these options. I am also partial to belt drive less expensive parts and easy to change yourself.

    I assume you have trim mowers.

  3. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 485

    I am kinda the opposite, I go with 52 or larger. I get greater stability on hills here in the mountains, put a 52 side on my walker and can ride sideways on hills that only walkbehinds can go on. As for gates, I have had 4 customers with small gates that I talked into getting the fence company to come out and put a double gate on, so they have small truck or equipment access opened up to their backyards! Now I fly everywhere I mow, I just HATE anything under 52, feel like I am a slug. PS Just bought a Hustler 54 walkbehind so the wife can help> she loves it! I would recomend that model for a first walkbehind, altho I love the T bar steering on the Toro walk behinds too, have owned 3
  4. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    Dixie Chopper Run-Behind. Best steering controls of any Walk-Behind, excellent cut and easy serviceability. 27hp 50in deck, GIT R DONE
  5. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 485

    the new Huslter WBs are "run behinds" too, and can be adjusted for full throttle at 5 or full throttle at 8. Just curious, why is Dixie CHopper the easiest on controls, compared to the Huster "H-steering"?
  6. plateau lawn care

    plateau lawn care LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 195

    48in 36in and at least 1 commercial push mower (it will be self propelled actually) I prefer hydro if you got the money
  7. lawnchopper

    lawnchopper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    Toro makes a 44 wb its a good size for small to medium lawns. If you had to do some big yards throw a sulky on it and it would do fine but like a previous poster said if you are going to have 52" or larger you might as well get a ztr.
    of course you have to keep the gated backyards in mind aswell so a 36 or a 21 would be good for the real small stuff :cool:

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