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A few noob questions.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by doubleedge, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 911

    Do you guys even bother with 21" mowers? I never see them mentioned. Thats what I mainly use, because the walk behinds generally dont have the greatest baggers. What 21" mower do you use, and what walk behinds do you use?

    Also, I will be buying a zero turn this year, and am not sure which one to buy. I do mostly smaller lawns, and almost always bag. Alot of my customers have gates that most zero turns with an impeller wouldn't fit through.

    I am thinking about buying a 2 yr old, 11 hour exmark navigator from my dealer for $7500. I am uncertain whether to buy it because I dont know how to go about dumping the hopper without making a pile on the trailer. Does anyone know of an easier way to dump?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. T&J Landscaping

    T&J Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 199

    is there a cub cadet dealer ship around your area ,, You can buy a 33' walk behind it is $1,100 around that price area ,, www.cubcadet.com
  3. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 911

    Price isn't necessarily the problem, I just want one that bags well without having to be 6 in wider.
  4. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,316

    I use a 21" Snapper for mulching, and a 21" Lawnboy for bagging.
    My main mower is a 36" MTD (same as Cub Cadet) walk-behind.

    I've found that commercial 21"s tend to bag better than the cheap 21"s.

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