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Average Speed Walk Behinds

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AlleganyLawnCare, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. AlleganyLawnCare

    AlleganyLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    I was wondering what the average speed of other lcos walk-behinds are. I am trying to add a couple of new units, but want to take into account the speed (which is very important to me, plus other factors as well; ie., size, hydro, gear-driven, etc.) of various units before I decide on which to purchase. Can you give me the name of unit, size, speed, and type of unit you have? I would greatly appreciate it. Your help is much appreciative.

  2. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    I have a real old Kees 36 belt drive and the speed is from real slow to trotting. maybe 1mph-5mph..
  3. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    i have a Lesco 48" Belt, and the speed is from a crawl to a jog. like chads said, maybe 1-5? our Hydro Lesco is the same way.
  4. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    I've got a 2006 Exmark Metro 36" belt drive mower. At the top gear ( 5th gear ) It's going.
  5. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    Sorry I eraised a little to much. It goes 6.2 Mph at 5th gear.
  6. hue-nut

    hue-nut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    8 miles an hour with my hustler hydro. the hydros have two different settings and you can set them in tow mode which gives you a top speed of 8 miles an hour. I love it.
  7. Mark in MD

    Mark in MD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    Tangent: Ever hit a hidden stump or tree root embedded in the grass at 8 mph? Not a pretty picture. I am not comfortable going fast unless it's a property I am very familiar with.
  8. pedro

    pedro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    The fastest i have seen is 7.2 (scag). I have run walk behinds for 18 years and that is flying. I think it was cub cadet who had one that would run so fast they had to take it off the market. If you could average 5-6 on a walk behind that would be great. I have a 48 17 hp kaw scag that will run about 5mph. For hills and 1/2 acre or less it is great.
  9. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    NO DOUBT!!!!!!!!! Even hitting something in 3rd gear really sucks!
  10. Budget

    Budget LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 368

    I just purchased a Ferris 48" 15 hp. hydro walk behind. The manuals said it can do 6 mph. but i didn't buy it for the speed i needed it for the hilly propertys. This machine works great on the hills and i have a few new hills this year.

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