Question about a walker.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turf Technologies, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 590

    Im looking at getting a new walker SD with the 56 deck thursday, anything bad about that size I need to know about before picking it up?I wont be doing any cattching.
     
  2. TCossuto

    TCossuto LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 23

    Yeah, nothing wrong with it. If it's a non floating deck, you may have trouble with any bumps/holes and scalp the lawn.
     
  3. DSTC

    DSTC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    go for the mulching deck. We had a SD and went to a mulching deck in a lower size. Walkers mulch so well that the bigger SD deck is now just a spare sitting in the warehouse :)

    And, I might be wrong here, but I thought all walker decks were "floating" decks?

    Isn't that their big claim to fame?

    Oh, and if you haven't bought yet, I LOVE my Diesel model. Can mow about 1.5 ot 2 Acres per gallon of fuel.
     
  4. corey1977

    corey1977 LawnSite Senior Member
    from maine
    Posts: 262

    yes walker decks do float I have never used a walker mulching deck just ghs and sd here in maine the grass grows to fast in the spring to mulch
     
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,328

    Any change of having a 36" SD for sale?
     
  6. zamboni

    zamboni LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    You'll love any type of Walker you get. It's the best purchase I've made in my life. I'm a solo op. and I show up to a house with other lco's nearby and I thank my lucky stars that I'm not walking. BTW, I'm faster than their crews and it looks much better. Best of luck, John.
     
  7. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 590

    As of now I use a 52 WB going up another 4inches will I have any problems?
     
  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Just my opinion here....but if your not going to bag, why get a Walker?
     
  9. corey1977

    corey1977 LawnSite Senior Member
    from maine
    Posts: 262

    hay turf walker has a 52 deck that you can eather sd or mulch with and change over also
     
  10. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    The blade tip speed is slower on the deisel units due to the engin RPM's, leaving a "rougher" looking cut. At least it was on my 1997 Walker.
     

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