What Mower Would You Use?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by MowinginEureka, Feb 14, 2010.

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Which mower for wet grass and small yards?

  1. Walker ZTR

    13.9%
  2. Toro ZTR

    33.3%
  3. Husvarna ZTR

    4.2%
  4. Other ZTR

    48.6%
  1. MowinginEureka

    MowinginEureka LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    So, here locally we have very, very, very wet seasons. So I am looking for solutions to mowing grass that is so wet, it falls over and ground that is so wet, if you run too heavy of a mower, mud squishes out and you leave tracks. What would you use? I have available to me Husqvarna, Toro, Walker....Cub Cadet(Lol)....Craftsman...(LOL!). There might be a few other brands...but I think that's it here. No Scags...sorry. I was wondering, Anyone know who makes the smallest walk behind that will take a sulkie? I run 21 inch mowers and that is usually the largest I can run because the gates are at some places 24 inches wide. (little picket fences) Go figure the ones with the small fences have the largest yards. I have been thinking of selling the walker and getting something lighter and smaller. That sucker is well over 1000 lbs. I have to trn so slow to avoid making marks with it, that it is usually as fast to push mow the yard. My average yard takes 10-15 minutes to just mow. about 10 are 1000 sqft and 30 are in the 2000-3000 sq ft range, and 5 are 5000 sq ft, lastly 2 are are about 10-15k sq ft.
     
  2. SchnabelLawnCare

    SchnabelLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 709

    How about a Quick 32" Dually mower? Much lighter, though not as good in wet grass as others.
     
  3. meicher806

    meicher806 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 385

    i voted toro as thats the only one on your list i have run. if you had scag i would say go with that.
     
  4. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 867

    I coted for husqvarna mine have treated me well in conditions like that and have been great machines
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  5. vanncann

    vanncann LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 452

    Most ZTR mower's you have listed will rut up a yard like you are describing. A walk behind is you best bet for rutting, plus you can put a sulky on most and ride.
     
  6. MowinginEureka

    MowinginEureka LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    So I have seen sulkies, but not up close. Aren't those more for the larger walk behinds like a 36 inch? Ive never heard of one on like a 21 inch. Whats the smallest mower you can get a sulky with? I keep seeing 32-36 inchers.
     
  7. Cummins343

    Cummins343 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 2,468

    My vote would be Wright Standers!:weightlifter:
     
  8. 4b landscape

    4b landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Walker, walker, and walker!
     
  9. Pat'sPerfectLawnService

    Pat'sPerfectLawnService LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 379

    in the poll you are asking use to vote on a ztr mower. Your best bet is to go with a walk behind mower. I know people say belt driven wb are crap but mine does just fine in wet conditions. A hydro wb would be best though. out of those brands for a walk behind i would go with a toro. im not really sure what ztr brand is best of those
     
  10. MowinginEureka

    MowinginEureka LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    I should have left an option for another type of mower.
     

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