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size DOES matter!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by tsimmons27, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. tsimmons27

    tsimmons27 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    This is my second year in the business and I am looking to upgrade my mower. I mower small to medium sized suburban lawns. I'm going to get a walk-behing but am not sure which size would be better. What do you think would be the best size deck for those size yards?

    Thanks for your help
  2. djchiodo3

    djchiodo3 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 345

    Been mowing for over 20 years. For the last 15 I have been mowing with a 60" deck. All lawns are in the medium size range. You might want to look at the new Wright ZK or toro stand on.
  3. scagdude

    scagdude LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 344

    go with a 48" for front yards and 36" for back yards or if you are going to buy just one get the 36"
  4. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,924

    That's what all the girls say!!!!!!:dancing:
  5. Jerry Lee

    Jerry Lee LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    32" if uve got abunch of back yards with gates. id go with a wright stander, or a toro walk behind.
  6. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,896

    'small to medium sized' yards is pretty nondescipt. Are you talking 1/4 acre lots with 8K mowable? If so, go with a 36 or 44 inch WB. For peats sake don't use a Z on town lots, that spells laziness and lack of attn to quality.
  7. Tyler7692

    Tyler7692 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

  8. brandtb1

    brandtb1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    I like a 48" walk behind. If you deal with gates, you might need to go smaller. I would look at your yards and see if a 48" would be too big, if not I would go with one.

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    I agree, if gates are not an issue, I'd say a 52 or 48. But if you have a lot of gates maybe a 36 is best.
  10. lawn crafters

    lawn crafters LawnSite Senior Member
    from RI
    Posts: 440

    id say a 32inch stander or 36inch stander

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