Walker 74" performance?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Rodney Johns, May 2, 2002.

  1. Rodney Johns

    Rodney Johns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    Well I have had my reports locally on the 74" decks and a couple of guys really like them a lot. I am curious how many people out there have used it and wanting a little feed back. I am always hesitant to push or talk up a product until I hear the reviews. Has anyone tried it and was it successful for you.
    What I have heard so far is that is is quieter and scalps less than the 62" deck.
  2. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    I haven't seen the quality of cut that the 74" deck provides.
    I have seen what the smaller SD decks do and I wasn't overly
    impressed.Cuts ok but nowhere near as good as the GHS decks.
    I also think that 74" is too much deck for the Walker. If you need
    an SD mower that size I believe that you would be better served
    by a Hustler Super Z or similar.
  3. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    Karl I would have to disagree with you. My 52 SD does a nice mowing job. And cuts nicer than the 42 GHS. But I doubt it would mow better than a 48 GHS, I have used one of those a few times, and was real impressed with the job.
    But it could have a lot to do with the kind of grass being mowed, between here, and "down under".
  4. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Posts: 949

    What kind of accounts do you plan to use a deck that large with? You will almost have to grease up the sides to get it in the trailer.
  5. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    Over here the most common grass is Couch grass,a stolonising
    turg grass which we generally mow at around 2 1/4 - 2 1/2 inches. In the southern states we have cool season grasses which are cut heigher but here in Brisbane the average temps are
    too high.
    I use a 48" deck.

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