And you think i am crazy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by VanceTrendov, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. VanceTrendov

    VanceTrendov LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    I am planning my fleet of mowers for next season and want a couple of good 21'' movers that have a gallon or more gas tank. Has anyone fitted a toro, or any common residential 21'' mower with a larger gas tank?

    I know it can be done.

    I just would rather have 4 residentials(toro) then 1 commerical (exmark). If they all had 1 gallon tanks.

    Vance Trendov
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    vance--you are calling some push mowers a "fleet"?

    GEO :confused:
  3. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    why is large fuel tanks more important than the quality of the rest of the machine?
  4. Texas Mower Parts

    Texas Mower Parts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 472

    The Toro homeowner models won't hold up to serious use. The personal pace is really designed for once a week action. I would go with the Exmark or Toro commercial models. I sell all those models above, the Exmark gets my vote.
  5. VanceTrendov

    VanceTrendov LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    My fleet is going to have:

    38” Walk Behind
    Large Z turn (70”) most likely Exmark

    I understand that the Toro won’t hold up to hard use but I figure that having 2 will make me more efficient and when I start having large problems with the mower I will get a professional proline or exmark metro. Maybe I am wrong but I figure that they are going to get much use, and some of the time they need to be used it will probley be because of a small gate, and both of use will be on the 21's. Last year I had about 10 lots (I started late in the season June) and this year I am shooting for 30. It’s important to have nice equipment but I always think where is the best way to spend my money. Make this comparison.

    Residential 21”
    Good used WB 36-38”
    About $2300

    Or 2 comerical 21”
    About $2000

    I sold most of the stuff I had last year…tractor. But I still have my echo trimmers.

    I just don’t see the need to having many nice comerical 21’s around, and one of the things that I hate spending time doing is changing gas on the mowers….it wastes my time(I always end up spilling). Thats why i asked the question about the tank.

    Vance Trendov
  6. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    vance--do you have any customers?

    GEO :confused:
  7. VanceTrendov

    VanceTrendov LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    1 lot equals 1 customer

    10 lot equal 10 customers

    geo if you needed help on the math...this post wasnt about customers it was about the gas tank...please help with my questions
  8. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,619

    Hey Vance, you need to lighten up. I would guess most or maybe all have never heard of the term lot associated with customer. Where did you pick up that term meaning customer?

    You will rarely find a thread that is kept on topic 100% because a question sparks other questions in peoples minds. So relax or you won't get people responding to your questions.
  9. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    sorry vance--I was looking at the equipment list and not reading the text between the lines too well.

  10. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    Try a Exmark 21 Metro w/ bbc and the 6.5 kawi, I have 2 of them and the performed flawless for this whole year.

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