Pick 3

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Howie's Lawn Care, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    I'm trying to narrow down the walk-behinds I want to get for next year. I can't afford a ZTR, and I'll still have to finance walk-behinds. I'm trying to get a set of 3 that will work for almost any job. I want a 21", 36", and 48" walk-behind. I kind of want a 32" instead of a 36", but the brands I'm interested in don't make hydro 32". They just make gear driven 32" models and everyone says I need the 36" or 32" to be hydro for easier manuverability. Here are a couple scenarios. Let me know what combination of 3 walk-behinds you would get in my situation even if it isn't listed. If you know some of the prices for mowers I have chosen or you have suggested, please list them. Thanks for any help as I am pretty much clueless about the large walk-behinds. I know I should demo them, and I definitely will before purchasing one. I'm am just trying to get an idea of what I should be looking at.

    TORO – WALK-BEHIND - 15 HP KOHLER, FLOATING DECK HYDRO DRIVE 36” CLASSIC, T-BAR
    TORO - WALK-BEHIND - 15 HP KOHLER, FIXED DECK GEAR DRIVE 48”, T-BAR
    TORO – WALK-BEHIND – 6 HP KAWASAKI, COMMERCIAL 21”

    OR

    TORO – WALK-BEHIND - 6 HP KAWASAKI, COMMERCIAL 21”
    HUSTLER – WALK BEHIND – 15 HP KAWASAKI or 17 HORSEPOWER KAWASAKI 37”, H-BAR
    HUSTLER – WALK BEHIND - 15 HP KAWASAKI or 17 HORSEPOWER KAWASAKI 48”, H-BAR

    OR

    EXMARK – WALK-BEHIND – 15 HP KAWASAKI FIXED DECK HYDRO DRIVE 36”, ESC
    EXMARK - WALK-BEHIND – 15 HP KAWASAKI FLOATING DECK GEAR DRIVE 48”, ESC
    EXMARK – WALK-BEHIND – 6 HP KAWASAKI COMMERCIAL 21”

    OR

    EXMARK – WALK-BEHIND – 15 HP KAWASAKI FLOATING DECK HYDRO DRIVE 36”, ESC
    EXMARK – WALK-BEHIND – 15 HP KAWASAKI FIXED DECK GEAR DRIVE 48”, ESC
    EXMARK – WALK-BEHIND – 6 HP KAWASAKI COMMERCIAL 21”
     
  2. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,949

    i would do these because of the floating decks:
    EXMARK – WALK-BEHIND – 15 HP KAWASAKI FLOATING DECK HYDRO DRIVE 36”, ESC

    EXMARK - WALK-BEHIND – 15 HP KAWASAKI FLOATING DECK GEAR DRIVE 48”, ESC

    EXMARK – WALK-BEHIND – 6 HP KAWASAKI COMMERCIAL 21”
     
  3. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,036

    this is what I would do, if I was starting all over again.

    honda hrc 217 hxa. approx. $1,000
    quick 36 super duty. $2400
    Hustler Hydro WalkBehind, 17HP Kawasaki/54 $5,970

    I know the hustler is expensive, but it goes 10mph, and will replace the Z for a good while. I don't see a 48" being any better for you than a 54", so you might as well up your productivity.
     
  4. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 647

    TORO – WALK-BEHIND - 6 HP KAWASAKI, COMMERCIAL 21”
    HUSTLER – WALK BEHIND – 15 HP KAWASAKI or 17 HORSEPOWER KAWASAKI 37”, H-BAR
    HUSTLER – WALK BEHIND - 15 HP KAWASAKI or 17 HORSEPOWER KAWASAKI 48”, H-BAR



    i dont see how you cant afford a ztr but your looking into about 7k+ in walk behinds
     
  5. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,036

    y'know, I was thinking that, he could prolly buy a lazer hp for around $6700.

    maybe he could skip the 21" er and buy a 32" metro and a lazer hp 52".
     

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