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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by gophergetter, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. gophergetter

    gophergetter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Hey Everyone,Sorry for being so long winded, but really need help on a new/newer mower.Problem is,I live in a pretty remote area and only shop in town sells/services only Honda and Husqvarna.Could drive to Reno, but 40min. is some serious down time for a one man operation.Plus would really like to keep it local.I have 2 com. accounts that total about 6 acres and multiple res. accounts with both good and bad access.To top it off I only mow about 5.5 to 6 months a year due to snow.Whew!!!Looking at a Walker model s, a hydro drive w/b toroand snapper and lastly a Husqvarna hydro w/b. Any help would be great.Thanks!!!!
  2. Mark Lawncare

    Mark Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 114

    40 min doesn't seem that bad. If you get a good peice of equipment you won't have to go to the dealer to often. I'd go with the Walker WB.
  3. gophergetter

    gophergetter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    thanks for the input.
    Iwas thinking also of just getting another honda commercial and having an employee. What do you think? Calls are coming left and right!
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    I love my toro, I havent used any of the others, and I prefer the T-Bar over the pistol grip, just my 2 cents worth
  5. gophergetter

    gophergetter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Hey Fool (no disrespect),Do you have a fixed or floating deck, if floating, is it pretty tough?
  6. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    Yes i have the floating deck, lots of my accounts are country yards and not level, i have hung it a time or two and it is tuff, hasnt bent yet, my scag is a fixed deck and it wants to scalp at times and these are my primary mowers and the pistol grips would wear me out on an 8 hour day, my hands would cramp so bad. The scag cuts great I just dont like the controls. A friend of mine had a toro with t-bar steering and after 5 minutes of using it i was hooked and had to have it, hope this helps some
  7. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    Can't go wrong with the Walker, love mine :)

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