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Set ups

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by The landscaper, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. The landscaper

    The landscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 845

    Just curious to see what everybody is running. I know its going to be different for some people becuase they have different size jobs.

    But. i am currently running a 48 wb with 60 rider. I have 2 of each. Some days i need both riders and can hold up to 3 mowers total.

    I was thinking of changing out the 48's and going with 36's as i cant get the 48's in gates. Any thoughts on this.

    Thanks Ja Red
  2. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    Right now just running a 48" w/b. Soon will have a 60" Z and the 48" w/b. I tend not to take gated accounts so a 36" isn't for me. I need one of each mower though, the z for speed and the w/b for hills and such.
  3. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    a 52" hydro walk and soon-to-be a 52"/54" Z. Best of both world.
  4. northwest lawn

    northwest lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    36" belt drive; 48" belt drive" 52"ztr; 61"ztr
  5. The landscaper

    The landscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 845

    i feel like if i get rid of the 48s for 36s i will lose time on jobs outside of the gated jobs. However, i really dont use the walkbehind all that much anyhow.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    i can cover every area of a property i need to with no problem .
  7. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
    Posts: 1,387

    I am only running a 48"z now but the idea setup for me would be 36" stander for homeowner (15,000 sq ft and less) and a 60"z for small commerical (1-2acres)
  8. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    As you stated you don't really use the 48" much and you have gated properties. Weigh the two. Gain X amount of time using the 36" in gated properties where your going to mostly use it vs. the smaller X amoutn of time using it outside of the gates.

    Sounds pretty clear what you need to go with. :waving:
  9. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    48" wb, 21" wb, thats it for me, not big enough to justify anything bigger. Hopefully a Z next year!!!
  10. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    I have the perfect set up, well for me. I run a 36" Metro HP, and a 48" Hydro. Next year it will be the 36" and a 52" Turf Tracer HP. Along with all of the other goodies I'm good to go. The only reason I would buy a ztr is if I win a bid of 108 properties all right next to each other and all with gated back yards, then it would be definetly a 36" ztr. Maybe a Gravley 34"

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