anoyone running a small WB in place of push mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MowingIL, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. MowingIL

    MowingIL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    as the title says, wondering who else doesn't run a 21'' push mower and runs a 32 34 or 36 in its place. thanks.
  2. ddixon7

    ddixon7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    I have only ran my push mowers on one lawn in the last 17 years. Their back yard is very small and they have this garden gate that you have to go through that is only 25" wide. The only reason I mess with it is because the rest of the yard is huge and it is a nice account. So throwing a push mower in the back of the truck that day for that yard is worth it.

    Other than that, no push mower here. We use the 36" on all the rest of the backyards with a small gate. Saves you A LOT of time using a hydro 36" over a push mower. Probably 3 to 4 times faster in most instances.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013
  3. MowingIL

    MowingIL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

  4. pseudosun

    pseudosun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,739

    I've been wanting a sarlo 30" for a while. I bought a very old 24" sarlo and i love it. I don't consider a 36" a small walk behind; that's my main mower:)
  5. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    36" is the biggest I use on 90% of my yards. But I only use the 21 on one yard with a garden like stated above.
  6. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    i use a 33 for the yards my 36 doesnt fit in but prob would have the 33 if it wasnt my first mower....just kept it around and about twice a week sees some work
  7. MowingIL

    MowingIL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    is that your largest machine?
  8. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    I use a 36 1 day a week, for 4 lawns, I would never use a 21 as most are gated with a good amount of yard to cut. I have one the it would be better to use a 21, but I just bag it with the 36
  9. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    I have a 36 that I use on 1 lawn,as soon as they quit/die I'm selling it. Trying not to take anything I can't use my 48 on.
  10. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    I have a 72" diesel but I use it to mow empty lots I get through a real estate company only.

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