What size mower should I get?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by comrider1, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. comrider1

    comrider1 LawnSite Member
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    I am about to buy my mower and have found the Snapper dealer will sell me a 52" ATR with a 21hp Kawi at the same price as a 48" with a 19hp Kawi. Any reason I should not take this deal?

    Your input would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Daryl
     
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    what are the type of properties that you maintain? That is the real factor in this situation.

    welcome to the site by the way
     
  3. comrider1

    comrider1 LawnSite Member
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    I am just getting started and will be pursuing commercial properties with residential as a secondary goal.

    And thanks for the welcome.

    Daryl
     
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    what size are the properties? Any gates you have to go through?
     
  5. Wreak

    Wreak LawnSite Member
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    Gates are a big factor. Out of the 32 residentials we have I would only be able to fit in to the backyard of about 3 with something the size of 52 or 48 since there is no fence. :)
     
  6. simsy71

    simsy71 LawnSite Member
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    I would agree that it all depends on your customers. Gates are the biggest factors. I can get through most of the gates with my 48inch. I am lucky the ones I can not are small and I just use the 21 on them
     

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