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What would you go with in a commercial 21" mower?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by GG Green, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. GG Green

    GG Green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    What commercial 21" mower would you go with? I'm looking to purchase either the Toro with the 6hp Kawasaki or the Honda with the 5.5hp. Any suggestions...

  2. pbdlandscaping

    pbdlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    i don't know what dealers are in your area, but I have a cub cadet with a 5.5 honda and the caster wheels on the front and I love it, works really well and the bagging system is ideal. Toro also makes great commercial 21", you also can;t go wrong with either honda or kawasaki engines.
  3. biggin69

    biggin69 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    I used to have a Cub Cadet with the front caster wheels and i loved it. Honda, Toro, John Deere, ect. are all good in my opinion.
  4. GG Green

    GG Green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    On these Club Cadets 21" mowers, are we talking about commercial here and what is the models number(S).....Here in Canada I have only seen them in Home Depot and they are for residential only....

    Were can you get these mowers if they are commercial and how much?
  5. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Posts: 0

    21" Toro Proline.
  6. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,083

    I run the Gravely 21" commercial mowers and have switched over to the Honda powered units.
    They run more quiet, fuel use is measurably less, hold up well, and typically start with-in the first pull.
    Prior to the Honda powered units I ran B&S, Kawasaki's, Robins and a few Suzuki's.
    In my experience the Honda powered units, all else being equal, performed the best.
  7. Tex Lawn Works

    Tex Lawn Works LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    commercial toro proline.....wouldnt have anything else.
  8. thesargent

    thesargent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    i have the honda commercial, hydro. its sweet. bags great, mulches good. it cost 1100.00 should last me many years.
  9. "Ground Control"

    "Ground Control" LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    I use Honda and they are great, but I would stay away from the front caster wheels because you cant get as close when you are trimming around the edge and in corners. Also, with honda its not really even necessary to get the commercial one IMO. My dad had one for 6 years and then I used it for the last two years and it still works great. I still have it just in case I need a back-up... although i dont think it will ever happen. The new Residential honda 21's (I have 2) are great if you switch over from mulching to bagging a lot. All you have to do is flip a lever and you can even bag half of the grass and leave half on the lawn if you want to. They bag and mulch great and stripe really good without a stripe kit. I wanna say they were about $800 bucks each. A lot of other LCO around here are using Honda residentials too. Wow sorry for the long post....hope this helps.
  10. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    I run Toro Proline 21" w/ both Kaw and Honda engines and they are the best mower out there. I use to own two Cub Cadet 21" commercial mower w/ caster wheels and they were nothing but junk. The rear wheels had some kind of spring assisted height adjustment that kept breaking all the time and after a couple of time having to replace them they wouldn't even warranty them anymore. I thought they would be good mowers and liked the idea of the front casters but as it turned out they were nothing but junk. Cub Cadet sais they warranty there stuff for the term of the warranty but they didn't on these mowers. The Toro's I have are great mower and have been trouble free.

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