36'' exmark pro tracer vs. Gravley 44z

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by LawnBoy627, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. LawnBoy627

    LawnBoy627 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    Im looking at down sizing from my 44'' gravley to a 36'' exmark. ( Should give me a cleaner cut, and all around a better mower) the only downside is that by down sizing mowers it would increase mowing time. (Spend more time at properties mowing grass) Any of you have any suggestions? I am a one man operation with about 40 customers. Most my customers are residental yards under 1/2 acre.


    Here is a link to the mower i am looking at purchasing.

    All suggestions and advice would be appreciated.
  2. LawnBoy627

    LawnBoy627 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    To Clarify- I own a Gravley 44z ztr and am looking a purchasing a 36'' exmark pro tracer walk behind.
  3. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,393

    i'd keep the zero turn for your larger more open properties and jump on the Exmark for the smaller gated one.. That is a good deal for that mower also as long as it doesn't have a ton of hours on it.. Looks good..
  4. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,760

    Did you take the time and go physically measure your gates?
    I was sure glad I did the above cuz I needed a 32 instead of a 36 to avoid using a 21. There are too many BIG backyards behind a gate to use a 21 on, IMHO. 21 stays at home...PERMANENTLY.
    If you can keep both, do so. If you need the money and don't mind using a 21...then you'll know what you need to do. Best to you in '13.
  5. Snapper Jack

    Snapper Jack LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    Have you tried different blade lifts to see if that helped in creating more vacuum to help cleaning the cut up ?

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