Walker walk behind??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nlminc, Nov 5, 2002.

  1. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
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    Has anyone bought one of these yet? Not even sure if they are available. Just looking for feedback on its performance etc...
     
  2. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    I think they will be out in the market in the spring.
     
  3. ScotLawn

    ScotLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 309

    I checked one out at Louisville Expo and it was not worth it. it to me looked like a unit just thrown together with wierd controls. Walker makes a good out front deck mower. they need to stick to that and let exmark, toro, and the others build the walkbehinds.

    Scot
     
  4. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 726

    Never seen one in person but they do look like they're set up funky.
     
  5. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
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    let me tell ya about Walker!!!!

    Bob Walker quote!!!! "it's not a Walker...till it's a Walker!!!"


    they make nothing halfass!!!


    look at their equipment, QUALITY............ look at their track record!


    till ya run one, ya can't give your opinion!!!


    they'll be out soon!!! let's see!!!



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  6. mowngrow

    mowngrow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 275

    they do look somewhat strange, but the decks are interchangable with the side discharge decks that you may have w/ your sitdown unit. like capt. devo said walker does build QUALITY!!!! hope to demo one if my dealer gets one in
     
  7. Currier

    Currier LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree with captdevo. This is not the first "throw together" for Walker. This machine has been in the work for a while.

    Why leave it to the big boys when you can do better? Do you back out when a national competes against you? No way! you jump in and show what personal quality means. Walker does their homework. their quality shows through....check out the perfaerator. A bunch of guys around here are waitng to buy...trying to see if there is a market...My message "absolutely no way! this is an overpriced machine that won't do the job"


    Mine will be here in february and I plan to make a lot of $$$ before the others figure it out!

    Walker is not a huge company, just the best for some of our applications!.
     
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Kinda reminds me of the old gravely w/b tractor units. They just need a bushhog and tiller attachment to go with it.:D

    I drove it around at Louisville also. It was an interesting machine. I do remember the controls were very touchy. It would take some getting used to.

    I don't understand why they want to make a w/b though?? They can't be that much cheaper than the rider and anyplace their w/b would go so would their 42" rider. Same deck. So it doesn't make sense to me. Maybe I'm missing something.
     
  9. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,405

    Maybe for hills:rolleyes:

    It was made so that Mr.Walker can put more jingle in his hand warmers.
     
  10. JohnstownMower

    JohnstownMower LawnSite Member
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    I went to the Walker Factory Day today and got to demo one of two of these machines that they have made. I have never before used a walk-behind, but it seemed to be a very good design. (Tilt-up deck, easy engine maintenance) They are working on a sulky for it. No one I talked to was sure on what these will retail for, but they said that they will be available for Spring 2003.
     

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