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360Z-80" cut

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Envy Lawn Service, Feb 14, 2003.

  1. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Just saw this Howard Price Turf Equipment 360Z with an 80" cut in Turf Mag. It appears like a cross between the Great Dane Gateway and Flex-Deck styles.

    Looks like a good design in the pics and it would probably be good for tose of you with huge areas to mow.

    Until this I never heard of Howard Price. I assume they aren't a popular brand for some reason because I don't see them mentioned on here.
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

  3. yardboyltd

    yardboyltd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Yes I saw it as well today.. Looks very similar to the Flex Deck design. Maybe a patent conflict on either side? I do like the looks of that mower though. Looks like a workhorse.
  4. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    look at the deck on it, it's on two different sides in two pictures:confused:
  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,719

    Howard price makes pretty good machines, but dealers are hard to find. Even harder to find are parts. Our City's Parks Dept used to have a whole fleet of big Howard Price machines. Parts availability got so bad, they started stripping some mowers to keep others runnung. Finally they sold off all the Howard Price machines and replaced them with other brands. People came to the auctions from all over this part of the country just to get the machines for parts. It would be wise to avoid anything Howard Price makes unless you are within driving distance of the factory. They may not even have parts there however.:(
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I didn't see it on there. Am I missing something? The closest I saw to that was the 1280, which is a small version of a WAM. This is certainly not a new concept if this is the case. We used old Howards back in the early 80'2 that had fold down batwings, but these were smaller machines that ended up with about a 100" cut, I believe. Definitely a "rough-rider", too.
  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Runner, its in the new Turf mag.
  8. Husker1982

    Husker1982 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    That utility vehicle they have (maverick) is the same utility that Lesco has (GT 642).
  9. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Wonder what the price of a machine like that pictured would be?



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