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Purchasing Mower

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by fire46, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. fire46

    fire46 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Looking to purchase mowers pros and cons for walk-behinds and riders. Appreciate any feedback.
  2. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 636

    I have a nice walk behind I would sell you up here in akron ohio
  3. jtoman

    jtoman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Walk behinds are great for hills and riders are good for everything else.

    I have a 36 inch WB that I use to get in and out of small gates and for large side hills and i have a 50 inch Dixie for all the rest.

    Riders tend to be faster and more comfortable, but WBs are more versatile and are great for somebody who is starting out because they are within the 2000 dollar range vs riders that can be in upwards of 6000 dollars new.

    If you are mowing a lot of lawns you are going to want a rider.

    Hope that helps.

  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    99% of LCO's need some kind of WB it seems

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