What mower did you start with?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by brandman25, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
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    42" JD residential (still love this mower), 52" Scag V-Ride, and a 21" MTD yard machine(green/yellow). Still use the JD as backup and the MTD goes out for every service.
     
  2. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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  3. TinMan1

    TinMan1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from SC
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    Troy built 38" garden tractor then JD z425 and still use it for backup
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  4. TinMan1

    TinMan1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Used to cut my grandparents yard with a 3hp something that you cranked the flywheel around with a handle then pushed it closed to start it. Remember those ?
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  5. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    JD 170 42" and a Sears 20" push.

    JD bought 2003. Sears at least that old.

    Used on own property, now using them for third year for business.
    Hope to add a 36" WB this season. May up grade the JD to a to 48" deck. Cheaper to do that because a 48" ZTR will most likely have to wait till next year. Then I'll keep the JD as a back up.
     
  6. Vanderhoff Landscaping

    Vanderhoff Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    A pos Craftsman. It wasn't even self propelled! That literally sucked!
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  7. BeastMowed

    BeastMowed LawnSite Member
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    I had a 44" Dixon with 18 or 19hp. Wouldn't cut anything taller than 6". NOT a good first mower experience.
     
  8. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yep, my neighbor had one when I was a kid. At the time I thought it was a good idea vs the pull rope that would break or not wind back up:laugh: Seem to remember that mower having about a 1/4" thick deck on it too and was built like a tank.
     
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  9. TinMan1

    TinMan1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from SC
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    It was a tank lasted through the 70's he's probably still got it
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  10. GARRETTWOOD

    GARRETTWOOD LawnSite Senior Member
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    SCAG 48 inch walk behind, still have it 10 yrs old
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