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which mower is best??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by turnkey, Mar 15, 2000.

  1. turnkey

    turnkey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    looking to buy my first wb..got price quotes for the following 36" gear drive,fixed deck wb:exmark metro 15kaw $2499...bobcat 15kaw 2500....honda 13honda $2890..bunton 15koh $2500...i will be mowing only a few acct's ...looking to make a few dollars part time
     
  2. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    I'd recommend Toro (eXmark) WB's:<p>36&quot; 12.5 Kaw 1950.00<br>48&quot; 14.0 Kaw 2299.00<p>I think turfquip.com has them for similar prices.
     
  3. turnkey

    turnkey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    thax lazer...prices seem to run higher here in new york!!!
     
  4. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    You gotta go to turfquip.com. The guy in in Orchard Park, NY.<p>Make yourself wealthy, not your dealer.
     
  5. tjg

    tjg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    I'am looking into a wb, which is better a t-bar or the pistol grips and does toro/exmark make the pistol grip guys here say the bar makes it harder to make straight lines. Let me know I have always used 21&quot; honda's and Grasshoppers but would now like a 32-36&quot; walk behind. Thanks<p>----------<br>T.J. Greenfield<br>
     
  6. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
    Posts: 1,687

    If you are only mowing a few accounts look for a good used machine, many dealers will have them in on consignment or on trade.<br>If not giant vac co makes a inexpensive mower, along with a company named landscaper.It is skag parts assembled by another company. They have prices very low.
     
  7. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    If I'm walking behind it, which I assume you'll do, I personally prefer T-Bar. For riding a sulky I like the pistol grips.<p>As far as making straight lines, once you have a little experience, you can make straight lines easily with either.<p>'course, I've had employees that couldn't make a straight line with a laser pointer! :)
     
  8. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Lazer, You make me laugh :) I liked that last comment.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
     
  9. turnkey

    turnkey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    lazer...orchard park is 8 hrs. from me...i don't think i would save much traveling that far to buy a mower,,then there is the service factor...want to be able to take it somewhere if something goes wrong.....thanx for your comments
     

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