32" hydro walk-behind choices

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wsryan, May 10, 2007.

  1. wsryan

    wsryan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    What are the recommendations to replace my 33" Troy-Bilt WB? I think I will go with the hydro now, but can't go wider than 32"-33".
  2. climber

    climber LawnSite Member
    Messages: 247

    In most cases this depends on your dealers... What dealers do you have around you and how do you like there service? If I were to choose I would get a Ferris or Snapper.

  3. wsryan

    wsryan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    That is helpful...we do have both Ferris and Snapper dealers here. Any strong preference between the features of those two? (Unfortunately, nobody has anything in stock at the moment, which is when I would like to buy one!)

    Thanks again!
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Your kinda in luck then, both Ferris and Snapper make a 32" single hydro drive mower.
  5. wsryan

    wsryan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    The good news is we have dealers for both...the bad news is that nobody closer than 200 miles has one in stock. I'll get up real early tomorrow and be back and running by noon maybe. ;)
  6. sedge

    sedge LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 34,764

    You will not like the controllers on either of those mowers in my opinion. They are also too long. I wish Better Outdoor would make a 32". The Wright is by far the best of the lot though. They make a very good 32", but for the weight, the tires are way to narrow. You can put 2.5 inch wider tires on it, but the mower stills weighs 550 lbs I think.

    I don't know why these manufactures cannot figure it that they need the widest tire they can put on it, not some skinny 6" or 8" wide tires..... They need a 10" min and 12 would be better. I want to use it in all conditions and soil types all the time.

  7. wsryan

    wsryan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Thanks for the input, everyone.
  8. bare spot

    bare spot LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    wsryan, did you like thje quick 36, if so you might want contact outdoor products first thing, if time get back to me,let me know how it went. :walking: :walking: :walking: :walking: :walking: :walking: :walking: :walking: :walking: :walking: :walking: :walking: :walking: bare spot :cool2: out
  9. GPDesign1

    GPDesign1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    Wow... what a good idea!

    You mean a lightweight, compact 32 that would go through any gate, have hydrostatic drive, weigh less than 250 pounds, be easy to use and cost less than 2-Grand?

    BRILLIANT! :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

    It'd also be nice if it had a great-cutting deep tunnel deck, could bag, had a quick-release mulch kit and offered the option of using a rider too...

    But where could one possibly find such a machine?????

    Man... if only some manufacturer would just listen to you guys once in a while... :waving:

  10. gdguth

    gdguth LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 443

    not to change the subject, but BOP how about something even bigger than the New Quick 44, like a Quick 48 or 52

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