Picking a 32" mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mtnmvr, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Mtnmvr

    Mtnmvr LawnSite Member
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    First off I have been a lurker on the site for about a year now, thanks to everyone for their advice on many of the same questions I have asked. I mow 8 -10 1/4 acre properties with 36" gated backyards. All properties have level yards. I am currently looking for a 32" walk behind mower. They all seem to be close in price. I have narrowed my search down to:
    Toro: 15 hp Kawaski, Gear drive, T-bar controls, 13x5-6 tires
    Exmark 15 hp Kawaski, Single Belt drive?, ECS Controls, 13x5-6 tires
    Quick 32 Ninja: 15 hp Kawaski, Hydrostatic drive, 16x6.50-8 tires

    My question is will any of these mowers pull a 180 operator with a sulky?
    Or are these mowers meant to be true walk behind mowers?

    Thanks
    Brian
     
  2. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well your choices really are only between 2 since the toro, metro are basically the same. The difference is ecs and tbar witch I believe is easier to use.
    So now you have to decide between quick and toro/metro. I had that toro for 6 years not a problem with it at all. I would take a close look at quick tho.
     
  3. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a Toro identical to the one you have listed. I really like it.
     
  4. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    They will pull you on a sulky just fine. I weigh 225, and my 32 easily pulls me.
     
  5. BUCKEYE MOWING

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Look into the Quick ..Its plenty powerful enough to pull you around and it will save you $$$$
     
  6. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,930

    My Toro wb refuses to die....it just keeps on going. Its about 6 yrs old and gets used all year including mulching leaves...I think youd be happy with a Toro.
     
  7. jdogg399

    jdogg399 LawnSite Member
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    I got a 12.5 hp exmark 36 metro for 1600 in ohio for sale around 200 hrs on it.
     
  8. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    FWIW, the Quickie 32 Ninja at 326 lbs is 75 and 85 lbs lighter than the Toro and Exmark 32 belt/gear drives respectively =~20% lighter & running on larger/wider tires.
     
  9. 2 clowns mowing

    2 clowns mowing LawnSite Senior Member
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    i had the same problem last year. i ended up with a toro t-bar 36" with sulky. found the t-bar is hard to use. we don't use it enough to get used to it. were thinking of getting a world lawn mower with pistol grips so if you want my toro paid $3200 for it will let it go for 2400 and will deliver it to you.
     
  10. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I prefer the Exmark Metro myself. I don't use a sulky because when I bought the mower my dealer advised against it . Plus I only use it in smaller backyards, so its not that big of a deal.
     

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