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Which comm. 36 inch to buy?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Fonteslandscapes, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Fonteslandscapes

    Fonteslandscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Just got into the business this late summer after taking over for the person I worked for. I took over a business in which was mostly based on using 21" mowers . I'm growing the business and with that taking on bigger lawns and the 21" inch honda comm. aren't enough .

    What should I be looking for in a 36" walk behind. I will have about 30 lawns with half needing a 36.

    I'm looking to buy new and most likely a hydro.

    Any suggestions ?


  2. ELS LLC

    ELS LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Exmark Hydro 36. Get the best from the start!
  3. Dr. Cornwallis

    Dr. Cornwallis LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

    Gravely hydro with pro steer controls or the Exmark Turf Tracer S.
  4. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,452

    I like my floating deck eXmark metro would like to find a 48 turf tracer as well.
  5. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,355

    Ex mark is a great machine- always hear great things about the Snapper Pros
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  6. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,984

    Why are half needing a 36"?

    Why not get a 48"?
  7. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,355

    Not sure about him, but I bought a 2013 48" this summer as part of a package deal, already have it for sale. It sits in the shop most days. Too small for most of my lawns. But too big to get in MOST gates.

    60 & 36" are my primary machines
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  8. Fonteslandscapes

    Fonteslandscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Most of them have gates , only 36 would pass.
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  9. DXN1EL

    DXN1EL LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
    Posts: 495

    Does the Snapper Pro SW20 have the same control as the Ferris Comfort Control DD 36"?
  10. millie86

    millie86 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    if you buy new , it depends on what dealer support you have in area. you could also buy a good condition used. i bought a 36 great dane scamper hydro last year and it still is in very good condition . bought it for $1050. im sure you could look around in your area and find a good deal . But if go new , it might be good idea to have some dealer support.

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