Solo equipment.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by gulfjoe, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. TML

    TML LawnSite Senior Member
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    I live and work on the coast in populated tourist area. There are many lawns along the ocean front that are very small or on raised sea walls where you literally have to pick the mower up to get to them. Some of these you will literally spend 10min on the push mower. They are great full year round service with pruning, mulch, snow plowing/shoveling. I would rather get 10 of these properties than 10 1/2-1 acre lawns off the ocean front.
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  2. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    There are no gates where I live. Country land. Wild and open
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  3. Deererunner

    Deererunner LawnSite Senior Member
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    If your solo, why are you running 2 different 61's? Is one set up for permanent bagging were as the other is set up for mulching?
     
  4. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    No mulching around here either. Side discharge only. I have a helper sometimes and one is set up for bagging but only for spring and fall. Always good to have a back up
     
  5. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'm just going to throw this out there but one of the reasons that I think Walkers are so good for Solo Ops is because of the versatility...

    The ability to change deck sizes or pop on attachments is key...
     
  6. TTS

    TTS LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree about the importance of the versatility but everyone seems to forget about grasshopper in that category.
     
  7. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    convince them to build artful ramps for your walker!
     
  8. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    grasshopper is a two left footed giant in comparison to walkers twinkle toed ballerina
     
  9. TTS

    TTS LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'll give you that but there's still a place for both. Walkers aren't known for their ability when a lawn is described as acreage. Use the right tool for the job.
     
  10. TPendagast

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    I see your bet and raise you the walker super B (now called H model) and the 60 and 74 inch decks.
    Ill also mention walker has a 52" GHS deck now.

    Newer models no longer need a 'speed up' kit as they all go that fast now.

    Grasshopper might be a bit more effective on larger properties that also require it all to be bagged.

    But I'm not sureĀ…I haven't run them head to head under this rare situation,
    and to be fair I haven't run a grasshopper since the old g18 (with an 18hp Kohler)
     

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