What is everyone using for push mowers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by JimMarshall, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW PA
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    Ok, next question, how is everyone securing their equipment?
     
  2. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Been using these. Quick and easy.http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=190577973025

    Push mowers get a ratchet strap, or just pull strap. All mowers get secured before the truck rolls. I dipped a trailer tire into a ditch a few years back, when it popped back up, a 48" John Deere hopped several feet in the air and nearly ejected itself from the trailer. Was going around 20 mph at the time (looking for a new address). Since then, I've realized how quickly someone could have been hurt.
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  3. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Obviously if you have a heavy pushmower it wont be feasible to haul it in a pick up bed. Since I got a lighter pushmower(torosr4) last spring I started to transport it in the pick up bed. Best move I made. I dont use it on every yard so it is nice to just grab my bigger mowers without fighting with a pushmower on the trailer. Also my yards are clustered in just a few neighborhoods so I only have to lift it off of the truck once for multiple yards. I literally destroyed a nice honda by trailering it and tying it down with a ratchet strap. It got less abuse by actually mowing with it. Where I live cops are very strict so a bungee strap will not work if the mower is on the trailer. I dont know why they dont make tie down points on these heavy commercial pushmowers.
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  4. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    that's not bad advice. it depends on how much you use a pushmower. i only have 1 customer where i have to use a pushmower. 99% of my mowing is done with a ztr rider. i have no need for a commercial pushmower. i'm solo. not everyone out there has a crew of 25 people that mow 10hrs a day with pushmowers.

    i'm still using a residential craftsman pushmower with a honda engine i've had for over 10 years. it still has original belt for the self propel and wheels still in great shape and nothing has ever broken on it. i take care of my equipment and i don't throw it around.

    it's clear to see we are complete opposites. what is good for you is bad for me and what is good for me is bad for you.

    i live where people didn't vote for Obama as well. i'm pretty sure that's opposite of how it is where you live.:usflag:
     
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  5. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dang, now even push mower threads are getting political.
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  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sorry but you recommended a mower because the deck has a lifetime warranty, yet that warranty is not valid if the unit is used for commercial purposes. I know this is the commercial and residential lawn mowing equipment forum, but obviously the OP is using the mowers for commercial purposes. So that's bad advice in my opinion.
     
  7. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    you go buy a mower at home depot they don't ask if you are a commercial lawncare company owner. you aren't forced to tell them you are in a lawn business. they have no idea.

    it doesn't really matter anyways. it's not gonna break anyways if you treat it right. if you go around throwing your mower off of a tall building then yeah it may break. they drove an suv over the deck and it didn't break in the honda video. an suv weighs more than a mower so nothing to worry about.

    so what now? it seems no matter how much i try to help people someone is always gonna bash me for it? i just don't understand you guys and the way you think. there's this thing called common sense. use it for God's sake.

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  8. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    if you want a commercial 21" mower then get a honda hrc with a steel deck.

    man up and get the push model and you will never have to worry about tranny issues down the road.
     
  9. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not trying to bash you, just pointing out that it's not intended for commercial use. I didn't write the warranty, Honda did, and I'm sure they excluded commercial use for a reason. I looked into the Xenon decks before I bought my Honda mower and it was the same deal. I actually went with the Aluminum deck electric start Master's Series mower, which is no longer available.
     
  10. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    spend the $ and get the proline model-which you should be buying in the first place. you wont break that deck.quality pays in the long run everytime
     

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