36 Viking or 34 Phazer....Pros and Cons?

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by grasscanuck, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. grasscanuck

    grasscanuck LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Messages: 17

    I currently have a 32 metro and I need another mower. Could you provide the a comparison of the two.

    Bruce Creek Lawn Care
  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Messages: 4,258

    Hello grasscanuck,
    The Phazer is a ride on unit and the Viking is a fixed deck, WB hydro drive unit.
    Are you looking for a WB or ride on?
    I will add three links to this message. 1 for the Phazer, 1 for the Viking and 1 for the Turf Tracer HP. I hope those links might answer a few of your questions and if you have additional questions let me know.
    Thanks Brian
  3. grasscanuck

    grasscanuck LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Messages: 17

    I realize that one is a rider and one is a wb, however I have never used a rider and was wondering what advantages and shortcomings a rider has vs a wb.

    Thanks again,

  4. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Messages: 4,258

    We have a comparison between the 36" Hydro TTHP and the 34" Phazer.
    The weight is the same at 569lbs.
    The width is similar.
    Phazer is 5" shorter at 72".
    Mowing speed of the WB is 3.5 mph, 6.0 mph on the Phazer.
    Acres per hour 1.02 for the WB and 1.64 for the Phazer.
    Price of the machine is similar at $4999.
    WB handles hills and berms, the Phazer is a flatland machine.
    Why walk if you can ride? You'll have to decide by your property types which would work best.
    These models are both 100% commercially designed with 2 year warranties.
    I'll let the forum subscribers fill in any other user details.
    Thanks Brian
  5. ronniez71

    ronniez71 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    Hey looking at the 48' hydro viking with ecs controls any good deals going on? Price?
  6. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    When I was looking for a 32"-36" mower, I considered a rider, but I went with the walk-behind because of my accounts and being solo. I wanted to have a "go anywhere" machine and I felt that I might be limited with where I could go with a rider. I also figured I would have much more control over a walk-behind, such as being able to pop the deck up over obstacles or to avoid scalping. Also, for hills I knew that the narrow wheel base of a small rider would not allow me to mow steeper hills.

    You will have to consider your target market and accounts to determine which will best suit you.

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