New W/B

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ChadA, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im in the market for a 32" or 36" w/b. I don't want pistol grips. I have the ECS on my Exmark and that even hurts after a while. I have it narrowed down to a Hustler, Gravely or Toro. I like the controls on these. Are there any others with the T-bar style design. Any input on any of these mowers or other suggestions would be appriciated.
     
  2. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
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    Knowbody wants to chime in on this.
     
  3. spcfoor

    spcfoor LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have the gravely 36" wb with the prosteer system. I love it only wish I would have bought the hydro instead of the belt drive. I paid just under 3000 after taxes and the bagger
     
  4. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
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    I bought the toro 32" proline with the T-bar today. I'll test it out on my yard this weekend.
     
  5. ted5487

    ted5487 LawnSite Member
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    I recently purchased a 37 inch Hustler walk behind and have been very happy with it. I have used Ransomes BobCats for many years with the pistol grips. I find the Hustler to be much easier on my hands. It seems as though the Hustler is a very rugged machine, much more commercial than the BobCats. I believe that the 37 inch Hustler weighs 300 pounds more than one of my 48 inch BobCats, and a lot of that is the amount of steel that Hustler builds into their machines.
     
  6. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was also looking at the 37" hustler but they wanted 4k for it. a little more than I wanted to spend.
     
  7. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    No disrespect but that 300 pounds aren't really required in my opinion. I've looked at the Hustler mowers and it's true there's a lot of steel. I just think they're overbuilt. I'm currently using Bob-cat and it seems pretty tough to me. I would like to see a piece of steel running across the leading edge of the deck though.
     

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