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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by florida's lawnboy, Sep 21, 2006.
do i even need a push mower if i had a walk behind or zero-turn
Im from Tampa, but I live in Atlanta now. Here in Atlanta I have only had one time to use my push mower all year so I would say it is not needed for my area. The gates are pretty much wide enough to fit a 36" in them.
But I do know in Tampa the normal gates are not as wide so there will be a need for a 21" to take care of most back yard.
So to answer you question, It all depends on the normal sizes if gate openings in you area.
I am in SouthEast Georgia and in the short time I have been in business and the 30 or so lawns that I have and do cut, I have not needed a pusher yet. I do have a 36" WB that fits in all of the gates I have encountered so far.
I have a friend that has a larger operation, and when and if he runs into a property that he needs on, he just buys a $100 Walmart Cheapo to use the remainder of the season and then when is worn out, tosses it. Since we rarely need to use them here, I cannot blame him. So, it all depends on the yards you are mowing and accessibility with the larger mowers.
Is this a serious question?
If there was no need for them they wouldnt be made. I have had home were I could only use 21" mowers. They were not big enough lawns for anything bigger and some you couldnt get anything bigger back to the lawn to cut it.
What's a push mower ....
Just say No
Yes, down here a push mower is a must for residentials. Either get a 32'' mower or a 21'' push.
my smallest mower is a 48" ive had people ask for push mowing, but i tell them no, i could do 4 lawns and make more money then do one lawn with a push mower, around here its mostly the elderly that dont want to pay you if it only takes you ten min. to mow, when it took them 2 hours with a push mower, it makes them feel like they are getting their moneys worth... i simply triple the cost and usually they tell me to mow it however i want.... most areas that need to be push mowed are just trimmed,, now i know most of you will say that its hack! but if your good enough with a trimmer it looks like you mowed it...i usually take all the guards off the trimmers so i let the string out about a foot, if you keep the trimmer steady and at a consistent hight, you cant tell the diff..
I haven't owned a push mower for 3 three years...we don't take lawns with less than a 36" gate. SHopping centers we will just weed whack.
Not all LCO's turn down work because they have to get off their azz and walk behind a push mower. Bad advice to be giving to someone that is just starting out IMO.