A good mower combo?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by dan_greenthumb, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. dan_greenthumb

    dan_greenthumb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I am just starting out and am looking to get the exmark metro 26" and the exmark turf tracer hp 36". Are there any other models i should keep an eye out for?
  2. Matts lawn care

    Matts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 829

    From what I have heard stay away from the metro 26". I think a 36" and 48" complement each other the best for 1/4 to 1 1/2 acre lots. The First question is how big are the accounts you are targeting?
  3. dan_greenthumb

    dan_greenthumb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Mainly i want to be as efficient as possible whenever i have a small or big job. I guess that I am not really sure when a 36" or 42" would be overkill. About how many square feet are in an acre?
  4. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    43,560 square feet is one acre.
  5. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    If you can use a 48, then you can use a 52. Have you looked at any stand on models?
  6. HBLandscaping

    HBLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    I use a 36 EXMark and a 48 Scag and they work great on all the yards I have. I think its the perfect set up for my 1/4 to 2 acre lots that I cut.
  7. dan_greenthumb

    dan_greenthumb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I have not looked into any stand-ons. would having a 21" just be a waste? Do the mulching attatchments work well? Or does everyone bag?
  8. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,260

    Well, I have a few 21's, because I have a few yards that require them. These yards can be good money, but it just depends on what you wanna do. I wouldn't mind picking up more of them. But that's just me. Also, I'd get a 48 and a 36 walk behind. I have a 48, and I'm kinda saving up for a 36, because it would be easier to use it someplaces.
  9. dan_greenthumb

    dan_greenthumb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    It seems that I can get some use out of a 21" or two. I think i will start with a 36"-42" and a good 21" or that metro 26". Hopefully that my bussiness will demand that I get bigger mowers.
  10. dan_greenthumb

    dan_greenthumb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Is it better to stick with one brand? Or pick and choose? Do all companies make a competive mower? Is there one out there that blows all the competition away?

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