Advice Needed PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Aura Lawns, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Aura Lawns

    Aura Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 635

    I am looking for a new mower and I have found several different options, please help me decide on which mower to buy!!!!

    ALL ADVICE NEEDED the pros and cons of each mower especially!!!


    I prefer the cheaper but I want the mower that will give me the best value, it would be used for mostly residential with maybe an occasional commercial. Most accounts will be bagged.

  2. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    36 seems too small for most yards. Id either get 2 or 3, preferably 3. Why walk when you can ride? VRides hold value and the deck is one of the best in the industry. Go with
  3. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Messages: 4,143

    I'd go with 2 or 3 myself unless you have top notch lawns in rich neighborhoods then I'd go walker. The diff between 2and3 is if you do this as a hobby or do or want to be full time
  4. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    If you are going to collect clippings most of the time get the walker. Do you currently bag? I have a ghs model but don't bag except in fall for leaves. Saves a lot of time & effort.
  5. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    Holy cow them prices are starting to make me feel a little better about the so-called deal I got, although I like the mower I think I'd skip on the Scag because it seems high, I'm not so sure about that Walker because I can't see enough of it... That leaves two, you could almost get them both, the stander and the Exmark if they'd come down a little, the Exmark would be a steal at $1400 and if the V-ride dealer would come down $400... Well, if each of them only comes down a little you could get the two for 7 grand, that way you'd have one for gated areas and a backup it is always good to have two mowers, still kind of need a 21" but I'm just thinking out loud, have a nice day.
  6. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    #3 or #4 I would get 4 though It's a pretty good deal...
  7. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    No idea considering none of us on here know what type of mower you actually need.
  8. TML

    TML LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Like above said you have a selection of mowers that are all over the place in terms of productivity and purpose. All will provide a very high quality of cut. I have that exact Exmark Metro, but the lawns I cut with it are all under 1/2 acre (2 exceptions) most are around 1/4 acre high end lawns w/ treatment. I'm also just starting on my own after working for years for another company so my funds are limited. Do you have 5 small lawns or 50, makes a big diff on justifying a more expensive mower.
  9. Aura Lawns

    Aura Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 635

    I am liking the Scag V-Ride more and more... Looking for input before I spend the $$$$. Any pros or cons I need to know about?

    Please Help ME!!!!
  10. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Messages: 4,143

    When I demoed the v ride I didn't like how it turned. It seemed front heavy or like the casters were to right. Maybe it was just me

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