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26" mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn Wolf, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. Lawn Wolf

    Lawn Wolf LawnSite Member
    from 77090
    Messages: 116

    How many different companies make a 26" mower. I don't see many around and if so are they better then using a commercial honda mower that's a 21". Any suggestion would help.
     
  2. The Dude

    The Dude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    Do a search, this has been discussed alot over the last few weeks.
     
  3. Evergreenpros

    Evergreenpros LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,154


    I'd say that using a honda 21" hydro is about the slowest way to mow a lawn possible. I have been using my honda this year but I pulled my MTD (60 lbs) mower with a gator blade out to do my lawn this weekend and I wanted to cry. I was done in a matter of minutes, far far faster than the honda could have ever done it. I've been cussing that stupid honda ever since.

    Can they make a smaller bag for that stupid Honda? Cripes, you could air drop that thing into a combat zone and it would survive but try and mow more than 20 ft without filling up/plugging in tall grass and it's impossible.

    I tried out the new control system on the 21" exmark (same as 26") and it was a joy. The blade engagement was a bit cheesy but the drive engagement was a breeze.
     
  4. ZaK18

    ZaK18 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    ditto, couldnt have said it better
     
  5. rockandroller

    rockandroller LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    Snapper makes a 26 walk behind. I checked one out today for about $1100.
     
  6. greeneakers04

    greeneakers04 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 162

    How was it? I am thinking about checking these out.
     
  7. Texas Mower Parts

    Texas Mower Parts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 472

    Exmark has a new 26" hitting showrooms next week.
     
  8. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    I want better out door products to make a 24" SD hydro drive w/10hp engine (preferably honda) and be sulky capable for those large back yards.

    to me, the exmark looks under powered.
     
  9. LexingtonKYcutter

    LexingtonKYcutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    Saw the new 26" Exmark today. It looked pretty nice, like a pushmower on steriods.
     

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