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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by green_LLC, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. green_LLC

    green_LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    To ensure getting through residential gates, is the Wright Stander 32 more applicable than the 36? 90% of my initial customer base will more than likely be residential. There is a $600 difference between the 15 and 17 hp Kawasaki engines? Any thought's here? Thanks in advance.
  2. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    I personally would go with the the 36". And always buy the largest engine available. I have a 52" Stander and a 36" Toro. I have not found a gate the 36" will not go through. And honestly I have gotten to the point that I really try to avoid lawns that require the use of the 36".

  3. eyes&earsopen

    eyes&earsopen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    I'm in N. Dayton and I seem to be running into a LOT of gates I can't fit through with my 36", but with mower payments I can't be as picky!!! After purchasing my mower I became aware of this problem and I began to wonder did I make a mistake. Like you DRM, in the future I would like to turn down gated properties.
  4. green_LLC

    green_LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    What is the reason you guys prefer to turn down properties with fence gates?
  5. schumany

    schumany LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    Ha, Ha, Ha, that's so funny! If I turned down all the properties that have gates here in Central Texas, then I wouldn't have any to cut. If you have and area where gates are a problem (not to mention AC units), then I'd go with the 32" mower. I went with the 32" SCAG WB and I'm very glad I did. There are many spots where a 36" would not have made it.

    That's my two cents worth. Hope it helps.
  6. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    In Houston, most 36" mowers wont fit through 36" gates, I went with the Gravely 34z, but some guys run wright 32"s. If I didnt have a machine that fit through 36" gates, I would be in a lot of trouble. Better go measuring some gates.
  7. green_LLC

    green_LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    Thanks Schumany, I will go with the 17 hp 32. I picture a lot of fences in my future!

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