32" Husqvarna walk behind advice

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Marek13, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Marek13

    Marek13 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    32" Husqvarna walk behind advice

    Hello everyone.
    I am a newbe to this site and exited to finally find a place where I can get honest opinion and answers to my questions.
    I need your advice.
    I have 23 accts, doing it part time, nice to have some extra income. All the cuts are done using my old craftsman 22" mower with commercial Toro string trimmer and echo blower. This season I just got 6 new accts 1.3 to .5 acre. I guess the word spilled because all of the new client are friends or neighbors of my existing clients (I always try to do my best and charge fair (30-35$ per cut) so its time to upgrade.
    I came across brand new 32" Husqvarna walk behind at a local dealer -it just came off the show room and its 2005 model WG3213 (hasn't been ran) The guy wants $1500.
    9 of my properties have 34(+ /-) inch gates (personally measured them) so i can't use 36” WB. I know I need to get a new 21 or 22” but should I go with the 36 inch and concentrate on non gated accts (kind of hard here in NJ) or get the 32”
    Any of you have Husqvarna WB how are they –I saved some $ so If I get something I want it to get good quality
    Also I was looking at the Grass Packer catcher any advice on this (as I searched the post I see mixed reviews)
    Thanks in advance
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  2. Scotts' Yard Care

    Scotts' Yard Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    We have guys in our area running the Huskys and they seem fine. Good cut and a well built machine with lots of grease fittings. New, I believe the one you're looking at is 2200 bucks or so.
  3. CrappyMower

    CrappyMower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Lots of <36" gates here, and any 32" walk-behind is better than pushing a 32". I've priced a numerous 32"-ers and $1500 sounds like a good price for a brand name. Just about everything I've seen is over $2000.

  4. EngineeredLawns

    EngineeredLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    Go for it, nice mower and you will save a lot of time, and be able to do more yards. Plus it will improve you image having a comercial mower.
  5. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I run a Husq 48 WB. It's a fine mower. I also have a 32 inch WB (not husq) But it comes in very handy. I say get the 32. At 1500 it is a deal.
  6. Marek13

    Marek13 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    Thanks for the advice-i think I am gonna swing by him this afternoon.
    Now as far as the grass catcher -can any one recommend one? Since all my acct are on the smaller end, i don't need jumbo-size catcher. I was looking crass packer what you think any takes on it
  7. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I was thinking about getting that grass catcher too. If I was to buy a catcher, the grass packer would be the one I would get.

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