21 inch commercial mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by thelostbubba, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. thelostbubba

    thelostbubba LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    what is the best commercial 21 inch w/b for the money? Which one is the best overall not considering the price


  2. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,388

    It depends what you want it for. If you need commercial quality, Toro or Honda are the ones - whatever you prefer.
  3. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    thelostbubba, I personally don't think its worth it to buy a "commercial" 21" mower, I'm sure some will disagree but we've been using a Husquvarna 21" and I guess its an upsacle homeowners model, (paid $479.00 for it) and the only difference between the two that I saw was the fuel tank was bigger on the commercial. Ours has the same engine, same blade, deck etc. so to me a bigger fuel tank is not worth another $200.00 or so. Plus for another 1k you can buy a 36" and get a heck of a lot more done. :blob3:
  4. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    I look at it this way, an Exmark 21" may cost you upwards of a grand. I can buy three realatively decent mid-range mowers for that price. Will I go through those mowers faster that I will wear out the Exmark? I will leave the conjecture as to that outcome up to others.
  5. Eho

    Eho LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    Toro...commercial is worth it, trust me! I went through several homeowner models before I got smart and got a commercial.
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I have one 21" mower in my fleet. I am lucky to use that once a week. It is a homeowners model. I have had it for about 8 years now. No complaints!

    If I was using a 21 mower more, then yes I would definetly get a commerical one
  7. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    I went and looked at some stuff today. A Toro Proline 21 incher was $1100. I just can't justify the cost for the amount we use a 21. I did make the mistake of buying a cheap crapsman my first year and it didn't make it through the 1st year. Got a Snapper for like $400 last year, real tough mower.
  8. MassLawnMan

    MassLawnMan LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 7

    Local supplier here is going out of business so I stopped by and found a 21" snapper 7.0 hp electric start for $550. Not a bad deal, and this area has tons of small lawns, should last me a few years i hope.

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    This saved me some typing
  10. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    Do a search for lots more opinions, But my $$$ would go to Toro/Exmark or Honda.. Supposedly, the new Honda 216 is supposed to be THE trick 21 now...

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