Your best and worst piece of equipment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by deereman, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Posts: 518

    Out of all your equipment, what piece do you love and what do you hate?
    I will start this thing out.

    Best...............John Deere GT235 well built affordable tractor

    Worst.............Gravely 1844 ZTR lots of problems, my own fault I bought this mower for two jobs out of all the other ones so I did not want to spend a lot. A very well lesson learned here. Buy only commercial equip.


    Whats yours??????????????????
     
  2. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,223


    I agree with you on the GT-235, very good machine.
     
  3. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    Homelite Bandit top handle chain saw. You know one of those little 10 inch bar $80 jobs. Best peace I ever owned. Had it for more years than I remember, dropped it from 40 feet one day. It rides around in the back of my truck in the weather all season, and starts every time.
    Echo Hedge trimmer, dam thing smokes so bad I might as well start smoking cigs again. I hate that trimmer!
     
  4. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    Best: Toro Z Master 23hp 52"
    Worst: Weedeater hand held blower (should have know better than to buy a $45.00 blower!)
     
  5. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 851

    Before the sale, the best was the A300 Bobcat. The worst was a Billygoat Vac. Piece of junk.
     
  6. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    Best - Walker 26hp EFI 48" GHS
    Worst - Finn Bark Blower (Not because it's a bad machine, because we don't have the accounts anymore :angry: ) Now we use it about 6 times a year at $1,500/month x 12 months = $3,000/ use :cry:

    Chris
     
  7. grshppr

    grshppr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 301

    Best would be my ez dumper because of all the time it has save me over the last 2 years, worst would be my lexmark printer, I could never get it to print, and when it did print it would not stop printing. I ended up throwing it through the office door into the kitchen in a fit of rage and completely smashing it in pieces. My wife just stood there giving me a strange look and told me I needed help :p

    My advice is never buy a printer that costs LESS than the replacement ink cartriges it uses.
     
  8. newbomb

    newbomb LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 391

    Best: Old Snapper (Kees) 36" w/b bought in 87 Fried the Briggs motor then fried a Tecumseh, Then bought a Kohler. It's been like new money ever since. Still use regularly.

    Worst: Murray 20" push mower. Used it for rough spots and hills. Stone Junk.

    P.S. As someone said, those echo hedge trimmers smoke like an old Dodge early in the morning.
     
  9. P&C Lawn Care

    P&C Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 373

    So which lexmark printer was this grshppr? My wife just bought me a Z515 because it was cheaper than buying new cartridges for my other printer.

    My worse piece of equipment was a mcculloch weedeater/edger head attachment for my son to use. Thought since it was lighter weight he might be able to use it. It did work pretty good but the dang thing leaked gas out of the cap, what good does that do. Took it back and never bought anything like that again.
     
  10. benslandscapingny

    benslandscapingny LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    best - BOB CAT 48' 15 KOHLER

    INEVER HAD TO DEAL WITH BAD EQUIPMENT
     

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