What Happened to the 3 Wheelers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by theheisk, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. theheisk

    theheisk LawnSite Member
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    Bought a used 3 wheeler (Scag) the other day for what I thought was a steal. Just wondering why they are not as popular anymore? This will be the 3rd one I have owned and they have always cut great and very easy to use. Also does anyone on here still use them?
     
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Too big. Too slow.
     
  3. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    I know a homeowner with a large property who has one that is probably 20 years old. It is 60" cut, but is a mile long. It does a good job of cutting, but takes so much area to maneuver, and is so cumbersome over against the Z's being used today. In his case, it works well, but for most LCOs, it would be a monster to haul and use on most properties around here.
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    I still have a Gravely that was bought back in '93. It still runs great, and is a beast, however just doesn't get used anymore.
     
  5. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    There's a nice diesel magnum for sale on Ebay. I would love to try one and this one looks really nice. Tony
     
  6. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
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    I am in the process of looking for one for the r.o.w. contracts I seem to attract.
    A nice 72" seems to be what I need.
    I like the three wheelers as their wheel base is so long you hardly ever spill a beer -
     
  7. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Never heard of them. Any pics of what your talking about?
     
  8. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Here's a pic of the diesel Magnum. Tony

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  9. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks. All I could think of was one wheel in the front like an ATV.

    Never seen one of those before.
     
  10. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    Wow, never saw one of those....wonder how many of those they didnt sell LOL.
     

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