Riding Mowers

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by legendrider, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. legendrider

    legendrider LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    I am hoping someon can answer this question I am confused. I see alot of guys in the residential end of the business using riding machines with very large decks to cut small res. properties wouldnt a 36 or a 48 walk behind be much more effective?
     
  2. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    Probably, but they sure wouldnt look as cool.
     
  3. EmeraldHills03

    EmeraldHills03 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Actually a ride on mower will increase productivity compaired to a smaller walk behind mower. The bigger deck decreases time it takes to cut it and also ride ons are a lot quicker machines. They also leave a better cut for appearence. But yes some yards may be to small for, lets say, a 60" deck.
     
  4. gml9

    gml9 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    I agree with what was said. But also consider the weight of the mower....riders(much heavier) will leave ruts in a nice plush lawn after a season. Something to thing about when mowing nice sodded lawns.
     
  5. ToroMaster

    ToroMaster LawnSite Member
    from Neenah
    Posts: 53

    You also need to look at how flat the residental lawns are and how many obstacles, like fences their are. Using a combination of mowers gives the best results.
     

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