Which Walk Behind makes the easiest controls?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by green-pa, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 733

    I'm considering a 2nd 36inch wb. Which controls are easier to use for someone with small hands?

    1. Exmark
    2. Gravely
    3. Scag
    4. other?
     
  2. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 761

    Hustler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,783

    The Toro T2 is very easy to control...take a look at them.
     
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Toro T-bars
     
  5. MnGreen

    MnGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    I tested a "Ferris" 36" earlier in the week which was incredibly easy to control.
    Had thumb buttons that slid forward-nuetral-reverse and the machine was very easy to operate.

    I ended up going with a 52" DD some how, but that 36" was very nice.
     
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,783

    I thought the thumb controls were the pits...I used it for an hour and my thumbs broke off!
     
  7. MnGreen

    MnGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    Well long term it might have been different maybe, but the ten minutes I scooted around I thought it was a comfortable/nice set up.
    Seemed to fit my hands ok and position didn't feel weird but everyones different I'd imagine.
    Was kind of concerned how durable those thumb slider buttons would be.
     
  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,783

    The mower is the exact same as the Snapper model of its time but the Snapper had loop handle controls like a Dingo which was nice. I found myself using my palms instead of my thumbs to control.
     
  9. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,917

    green - I am assuming you are considering only dual hydro machines?

    If you want to save a load, look at a Quick.
     
  10. MnGreen

    MnGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    You actually referred me to Quick a few weeks back when I was in my start up phase.
    The 36 was actually my first choice of size and the Quick along with the Ferris was on my short list for single hydro.
    I contacted Quick in reference to their 44" & a 32" instead of the 52" Ferris DD I ended up buying on Monday this week. Figured (2) for the price of one might be a better move.
    They never responded to me so I had to move on.
     

Share This Page