Which Walk-Behind to Choose?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BanvilleLawnCare, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. BanvilleLawnCare

    BanvilleLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    Right now I have a 1994 Toro T-Bar Walk-behind. I am having troubles with it and for the tight lawns I do I would really like a 36'' hydro. I don't know what would be a better choice, a new Quick 36 Samurai, or a used low-hours dual hydro (Exmark, Toro, Scag). Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
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    Get the Quick 36 ... best machine for the money !!
     
  3. jaybow

    jaybow LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mi
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    The Quick 36 is probably better in tight areas but will take a little more energy/muscle when turning.The one I have has been good so far.I wonder with the compact deck design on the Quick, if mowing when wet would be better with another brand mower.But the Quick 36 is a well built mower.
     
  4. BanvilleLawnCare

    BanvilleLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    I was really impressed with the Quick based on their website and a couple of other posts i've seen, but I was a little worried about turning the single hydro. I am 15, not a weakling but only about 140 pounds.
     
  5. jbannick18

    jbannick18 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just bought a 36inch toro hydro and love it. I don't have problems getting into gates etc etc. Amazing power and handling, but of course its gonna cost a wee bit extra
     
  6. jaybow

    jaybow LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mi
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    If you dont mind what does the toro 36 hydro cost.
     
  7. jbannick18

    jbannick18 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Mine new cost 4900 but I'm sure you could find one for 4600. I like the dealer I bought it from though. I have any trouble they fix it on the spot and if not I get a loaner machine. I won't buy a used machine again, I've learned its not worth it, never know what it has gone through
     
  8. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Go with a dual hydro instead of a single.
     
  9. jbannick18

    jbannick18 LawnSite Senior Member
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    agreed, something about one hydro just doesn't appeal to me
     
  10. mower&more1986

    mower&more1986 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Oh man cant say enough go with the hydro even if a quick 36 Just stay away form gear drive
    I learned this the hard way
     

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