Who just runs hydro walk behinds as their main mowers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Holland, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    I run 2 52" scag walk behinds with velkies. I going to add a 36" walk behind over the winter.
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  2. Dr. Cornwallis

    Dr. Cornwallis LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'll never run just walk behinds again. The first time I was in business (prior to enlisting in the Navy) I ran a Gravely 34 WB and I would never go back to that, or even a larger walk behind. I was doing about 20 accounts a week and was absolutely exhausted at the end of the day. My feet hurt, my knees hurt, my legs were shot; not to mention it wasn't very productive. This time around I purchased a Gravely Pro Turn 148 and my productivity is exponentially higher and after a day of mowing I feel great; it fits through most gates, leaves less rutting and is faster. I'll probably buy another 34 walk behind in the future so that I can pick up more accounts with small gates but I'll never go back to running a walk behind only.
     
  3. Fresh_Cut

    Fresh_Cut LawnSite Senior Member
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    I do when my LaZer is inconveniently in the back of the truck (meaning that it'd take me longer to move stuff & pull it out than it would to do more passes with whichever wb is convenient).

    I really don't like to, tho. I notice more blow out from the front & right side of deck on my 52" TTHP. I don't have that problem with the 52" LaZer, it seemingly has more suction around the deck. Both mowers have mulch kits and exact same blades (Gator G6's).

    Gotta do a search about this and see if others have the same issue.... might make a thread on it.
     

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