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Walker Mowers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GreenMachine102, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. GreenMachine102

    GreenMachine102 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 219

    I think I am going to go with a front mount walker, which should I get the Model C, or T??? Tell me about walker, is it good stuff, and do you have to buy the decks seperate, and if so how much extra is the deck??? How much do walkers run???
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Don't know about walkers, but We met a husband and wife team that does 200 lawns with walkers and they said they are considering going with those bright red machines where Ex marks the spot!:D
  3. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    I have 5 mowers....

    Walker 48" Kohler 26 hp EFI
    Toro 52" Z Master 25 hp Kohler
    Toro 44" Belt drive W/B 15 hp Kohler
    Toro 36" Hydro W/B Kohler 15 hp
    Toro 21" Proline 6.5 hp Suzuki

    The Walker is my favorite and get's used the most.
  4. yardman1

    yardman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 458

    Hey scott, where have you been haven't seen ya on here lately.

  5. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,403

    I see a couple of large estates with Bermuda cut low that are done by Walkers and they look fantastic. Of course these are expensive homes and they are new but one has already been topdressed for the 2nd time and the surface is tabletop smooth, which has a lot to do with it I'm sure. Most Bermuda around here is rutted and uneven due to poor installation.

    I do hear raves about the cut quality. I'm curious though. What makes the cut better? In my experience the quality of cut on Bermuda cut low is related to deck size (narrow-better). Perhaps its a short "wheelbase" betwen the front casters and drive wheels?

    Also, the Walkers seem to have a relatively shallow deck design. How do they handle tall grass?

    for the type lawns I do my Lazer is fine. I also have a feeling I would be whacking things when turning with that tailwheel. When Walker comes up with a deck that you can raise/lower on the fly they'll really have something. I find myself raising the deck to avoid scalping or hitting obstacles at least once per use.
  6. GreenMachine102

    GreenMachine102 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 219

    Which is best exmark or walker???
  7. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    Real busy working. Good to have a bit of a break. :cool:
  8. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    Oh boy, here we go.
  9. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Both are top quality machines.....I have both because each is best for their own application.

    You need to determine what is your application needed.

    If you need to bag and especially if your lawns are small or have tight areas....Walker, hands down.

    I run a SD deck in the summer.....I just love the out front deck. The Walker really shines in the spring (for me scalping) and in the fall for leaf removal. Keep searching, you will find the answers you are looking for.

  10. Rich's Lawn Care

    Rich's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 376

    for the guys that have both walker and exmark if you had to pick one which one?

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