What is the best riding lawn mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by c_anfossi, Feb 27, 2001.

  1. c_anfossi

    c_anfossi LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 10

    For starting up a lawn maintenance business what's the best riding lawn mower. One person said John Deer. Are there any other dependable brands that would stand up to the work? $4000 canadian would be my limit plus a bagger system on top of that. Thanks Chris
     
  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    If you aretalking lawn trctor.Ive used a
    Murray 42 wbriggs and hydrostat.
    greas fittings,deck level system that works even if
    the tires are out of whack and corrections to deck take
    a minute .I used the consumer mower for three yrs and everything is still solid on it.Also lite so the power is used on mowing not pulling heavy machine.Id stay at 42
    w this one as its two blades and will cut comparable to a good walk behind.I love the Exmark but that doesnt change
    the FACT that this thing is equeal to or better than the high end LTs.At around a thousand at walmart this
    is still the most bang for the buck ive seen in over 25yrs
    of mowing.Potential problem safety switch is only thing to
    expect.You learn this machine and youll always like it
    as I ALWAYS WILL.
     
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    Ifogot to mention they do well with doubles.
    But you need a bushing to make it work.
    Eric is saying OH NO. Ill bet
     
  4. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 553

    If you really want to bag I would try and find a GOOD USED WALKER mower. I have a Walker I bought used last year. It does not have the GHS system, just the sidedischarge deck and I'm very happy with it. I don't even use my 21" anymore because with the out front deck you can really get close and eliminate alot of trimming.
    Hey just my .02 cents.
    Mowman
     
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    eXmark Lazer
     
  6. mike

    mike LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84


    I'F YOUR DOING ALOT OF BAGGING---GET A WALKER.
    I'F YOUR GOING FOR SPEED & NOT ALOT OF BAGGING GO WITH THE
    XMARK. GOO LUCK!!!!!
     
  7. MIDSOUTH

    MIDSOUTH LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 320

    scag or exmark, but i am going to demo a ferris with the is to see how it does!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. AB Lawn Care

    AB Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 585

    Where are you located in ontario.I'm also in ontario and can provide you with alot of info.I also have a walker for sale for well under $5000.Email me at freshcut@mail.com

    Even if you are not interested in the walker,I would still be happy to give you info on starting a lawn business.It is always good to know people in the same area.

    Talk to ya soon!

     

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