Walk behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by upsondown, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. upsondown

    upsondown LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 251

    I'm looking to buy a new walk behind and am curious which brands you guys favor - and why. I'm using 36" Proline and am not at all impressed - so it's time to change.
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    I have heard Exmark is a nice mower you should demo one.
  3. Grump-e

    Grump-e LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Exmark 48" Turf Tracer HP. Cold natured but cuts like crazy.
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    Im curious as to what it is you dont like about your pro line, is it the mower or the dealer??
  5. AuburnGuy

    AuburnGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    I'll jump in on this one. I have a 15hp Proline with the 37" recycler deck. It cuts good as long as you are side discharging. If you are mulching, it bogs down all the time. In my opinion that does not cut it for a commercial mower. I will probably go with exmark next time.
  6. upsondown

    upsondown LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 251

    Auburn hit the nail on the head - plus mine is a bear starting. Since Toro bought Exmark - me thinks I'll pass on an Exmark - as I did on my ztr.
  7. germann

    germann LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 259

    Exmark. Hydro. Suspended deck. Period. In my humble opinion.
  8. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    Just because Toro owns exmark doesn't mean they are lesser in quality. Exmark has always been one of, if not the best mower out there, and they've only gotten better over the years. Demo one and you'll see the difference instantly. I'd never own a Toro either.
  9. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,381

    Check out Hustler and Scag. Both are a little pricy, but built extremely tough. I own a Scag 48 with a 17 Kawasaki and it is one tough mower. Over 2400 hours and still going strong.
  10. upsondown

    upsondown LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 251

    I've demo'd exmark and was not all that impressed. All I know is our local dealer predicts not so good things in the future for exmark - and is looking to take on another line entirely.

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