Which Walk behind?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ztoro, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 732

    At the end of last year I purchased a Z500 60" 27 kohler(only 1.8 hrs) mounted a exmark roller as well, with the intention of mowing my own yard 1 acre and a bunch neighbors for some cash on the side. Unfortunatley it doesnt look like time will permit... So I am looking into buying a walkbehind for just my own property.. I am looking at 48" or 52" Scag, TOro and Exmark..

    I dont want hydro, gear is good enough. Do I need to have a floating deck or is fixed ok?

    Any help on machine and prices will be greatly appreciated....
     
  2. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    Check out an exmark metro 48". This is gear driven and it has a fixed deck, perfect for your own yard. It should run around $2900 or so. Check out www.exmark.com
     
  3. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
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    Jajwrigh,

    I just got off the phone with a local exmark dealer. He said they are on promo for 2,799. Its a fixed deck, Gear with ECS....

    I guess thats a good deal.....
     
  4. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    Thats a good deal. Remember this is a commercial piece of equipment so with your usage it will last a very long time!
     
  5. Joe25

    Joe25 LawnSite Member
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    Yes, that is a good deal. I currently have that exact machine. It is awesome. The ECS, is very easy to operate, far better than pistol grip controls. The floating decks are nice also but for your own lawn you should be fine with a fixed deck.
     
  6. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
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    $2,000-$2,500 for a 48 in walkbehind. If you spend more than that.........be sure to use K.Y otherwise it's gonna hurt.
     
  7. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 732

    I found a metro with a Kohler and ecs for 2599.... Should I bring lube or is that a good deal?

    Also my Z500 is for sale on ebay....
     

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