21" Walk-Behinds

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DieselDeere, Apr 4, 2003.


Which brand is the best 21" walk-behind based on performance and reliability

  1. John Deere

    14 vote(s)
  2. Toro Homeowner Models

    4 vote(s)
  3. Toro/Proline

    13 vote(s)
  4. eXmark

    6 vote(s)
  5. Honda

    8 vote(s)
  1. DieselDeere

    DieselDeere LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 411

    I'm new to the industry, which brand of commercial walk-behinds have you found to be the least trouble and performed the best?
  2. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    I have a Toro homeowner s/p bagger and a Lawn Boy homeowner push with mulch plate and both are very reliable and heavy duty, good mowers. The commercial models of both brands can only be better.
  3. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 225

    I have a Ariens 21'' mower. It's propelled my me and with the optional bagger it cost me $400. I don't think it was worth the money since it gives a crappy cut and I have to push it. I bought it just for use on my lawn but shortly after it's purchase I started my buisness so it's been the trimming mower ever since. The next mower will be a Commercial Lawnboy if they are still any good.
  4. Nova

    Nova LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    I've been using Toro Pro-Line's for 4 years now, I wouldn't consider anything else.

  5. Turf Dancer

    Turf Dancer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    The Toro and Exmark 21' Commercial are the same machine. The Exmark only offers the Kawasaki.
  6. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    hmmm, i see no lawnboy option:confused:
  7. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    I Think Exmark Has There Blade Speed At 18000 FPM :eek: Good For Mulching.
  8. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    I like my JX75!
  9. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    My experience is with the lawnboy commercial model, it has yet to need replacement.
  10. DieselDeere

    DieselDeere LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 411

    There is not a lawn-boy check box since on several of my subdivisions do not allow two-cycle mowers.:angry:

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