32" mower, lesco or other?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grassmanak, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    Just wondering what you guys recomend for a 32" mower. I have some yards with small gates and a 36" mower will not work.
  2. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,993

    I like the Encores. Also see if they would split the cost of a bigger gate with you. I did that with alot of my customers and now I can get a 48 to 52 inch mower in their backyards.
  3. dtrap420

    dtrap420 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    I have a Scag that I really like. Also Gravely makes a 32" or a 34" ztr rider that might be an option to.
  4. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    I bought a 32" toro t bar 4 years back to handle those size gates and it's been a poor choice. Oh, it mows well enough. But the mower is less productive than a 36" with floating deck and I'm down to just 1 or 2 lawns that a 36" wouldn't fit in via attrition over the years.

    If you only have a handfull of lawns requiring a 32", you might want to consider using a 21" and eating the time or just dropping the accounts. You have to mow a lot of back yards to pay for a 32" mower. If you're buying it in lieu of a 36" and need one that size anyway, it may pay off better to get the 32", but I'd rather just pass on a lawn myself.
  5. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    i was adding it up, i have 9 customers that i need the 32 for, stictly for the back yards, although it will get used more im sure. I had a 36 but sold it, so im buying the 32 as a replacment.
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,555

    A used Scag 32" would be good for this situation. No chance of using a 21" unit for these, it isn't a lot slower?
  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,720

    Gravely has a really well built 32", belt-drive walkbehind. some places had them for $1999.00, but prices have been going up.
  8. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Ferris Hydrocut? Another one to look at.
  9. NewImageLawn&Landscape

    NewImageLawn&Landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    Go with an Exmark metro 32", whatever you do, don't buy a Billygoat walk behind. I had one for a season and it was horrible.
  10. Matts lawn care

    Matts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 829

    i have heard good things about the gravely 32 and 34" walk behinds.

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