Walker Mower question...diesel

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ClassicLawnCareInc, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im thining Im going to wait on buying a Walker. I have a mixture of nice lawns and crappy lawns, on any given day my residential crew will have to cut a nice lawn where the Walker would be great and then go cut crappy lawn that hasnt been cut in 2 weeks. He also has some really nice lawns that he cuts over 4 inches and with the Walker you can cut over 4 inches. I think its def something Ill re-look at in the Spring, but I figured if the set up I have now works great why change it just because you know.
     
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The diesel is a great engine down side is never put gas in that tank it will be a costly mistake:hammerhead:
     
  3. BPS##

    BPS## LawnSite Senior Member
    from WY
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    I found that to be the case when I was given a loaner while mine was down.

    I had just gotten new hydros on mine then had an electrical issue and needed new head gaskets so it was down 2 days.
    Shop gave me a loaner they were getting ready to sell and wanted a couple hours on it to make sure it was working right. Speed up kit was nice in the sense of being faster but sure did make the steering really unrefined.
     
  4. BPS##

    BPS## LawnSite Senior Member
    from WY
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    Without doubt walker's primary best point is their bagging set up. You do not have external blowers to get caught on tree branches, guy wires etc.
    You are also able to trim on either side.

    But unless you need to be bagging your yards I'd probably stick with what you got.
     
  5. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    BPS yup thats what Im thinking
     
  6. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    The beauty of the Walker is that its a multipurpose power unit, not just a "grass collection" unit. You have changable size decks, brush unit, areator, buffalo turbine blower, disk edger, snow blowers. Works good for me.
     
  7. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I like my walker. The only thing i dont like is it spins out bad on any slope,even just a little slope. I do have the high lift which i heard doesnt help.A buddy of mine had a diesel and told me to not buy one because they spun out and got stuck alot easier than the gas. I have had a few problems with chafted wires becauise the harness is so tight and close to moving parts. As far as baggers I have run Toro 60, scag 60, exmark 54,and the walker. I liked the walker best than the exmark. The other two were just to bulky for me. I would definatly get them to get you one in for demo.
     
  8. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thank you for that info cutbetterthanyou. Im gonna wait until the Spring and then demo one
     
  9. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Another thing i think you will find is they stop up easy, definatly not for your crappy yards. BTW do know if you saw my thread about a month ago, but i finnaly got my deere 997 thanks for the advince a while back. I love it it and will never go back gas. Now that grass is slowing down i burnt a half a tank last week it's crazy good on fuel.
     
  10. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nice you finally got it?!! lol I told you youd like it lol Youll never go back. where did you buy it?
     

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