Swivel Wheel 21" Mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by intimidator782, May 17, 2010.

  1. intimidator782

    intimidator782 LawnSite Member
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    I have the chance to buy a used Cub Cadet 21" Self-Propelled mower for $100. It has a 6.5hp Kawasaki engine. Model is SRC 621. It has swivel wheels up front and a 6-speed transmission. I was wondering if anyone has used this mower and if it sounds good. Was also wondering if anyone uses the swivel wheel mowers and if they prefer them or not. Right now im using a Craftsman 21 so i know the CC isnt commercial but the Kawasaki engine seems like it would be better than my B&S. Any input is appreciated.
     
  2. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have an ariens 21" with the same motor with the swivel wheels. its nice on turns but if you have any kinds of a slope and you are not going straight up or straight down the swivel wheels always want to go "down" the hill. so its more work going in a straight line on the side of a hill.

    Mine has an option for the pins to lock the wheels straight which is what I did...
     
  3. chris@perfectlawncare

    chris@perfectlawncare LawnSite Member
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    Be careful. My john deere 21" broke a swivel wheel. It's an easy fix, but a pain in the arse
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  4. Robert Pruitt

    Robert Pruitt LawnSite Senior Member
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    i have that same JD. the transmission went out. $115.:cry:
     
  5. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I used that cub cadet on a customers lawn, it is a great mower! Starts easily and cuts nice, plus it can go pretty fast as there is multiple speed settings. The power is OK too.
     
  6. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I just found out I cannot buy the Ariens LM21SW in the People's republic of Kalifornia!!!!:cry::cry::cry:

    Damn liberal state.
     
  7. T.M. LAWNS

    T.M. LAWNS LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have noticed just about all power equiptment I buy here in Arkieland can't be sold in Cali. I guess because of emissions. :hammerhead:
     
  8. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I dont know how the guys out in CA even operate mowing equipment with all the emissions laws? Do the commercial mowers out there have cat converters on them? Well, maybe off road equipment is exempt from those laws? Anyone know?
     
  9. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    It is not just emmission. The dealer told me they can't sell the LM21SW because they don't like the gas tank in Kalif!!!!!:hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead:

    I really don't want to get the JD swivel wheel because JD have such a bad rating in Consummer Reports. The % of repair is double the second last mower!!! That's baaaaaddddddddd.

    I have exactly ONE yard ( mine) to mow. It is all level, I don't stripe. The swivel mower is perfect for me!!!!:cry::cry:

    Now my second choice is the Toro Commercial 21". At least it's the lightest of all the good mowers.
     
  10. T.M. LAWNS

    T.M. LAWNS LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've been out of Cali. for 10 years now, but I bet it has something to do with the gas tank letting off to much evap. emmissions.
     

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