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Backup mowers...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LandFakers, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
    Messages: 1,041

    Which size would be more usefull for your properties and which wouldn't -
  2. ArenaLandscaping

    ArenaLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 230

  3. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    Thanks for the link. I probably shouldnt have said they are non existant, i havent checked craigslist in a few weeks so my information could be totally wrong. And yes, im thinking a 48... but at this point im not gunna be too picky. if i can get either a 48 or 52 for the right price i will most certainly jump on it. Thanks

  4. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    i mean its only 4" they are pretty much identical in productivity. So i guess a 52??? im still thinking though ;)
  5. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    Plus the WB could be used on wetter days where i dont want to rut and still be somewhat close in productivity :clapping:
  6. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    We have back-ups that could sit all season, but have run into 2-situations this past season where we needed them. I probably wouldn't buy brand new, unless it's time to upgrade or trade-in.:walking:
  7. tnwildcat

    tnwildcat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    I bought a used backup this year and used it a couple of times. The best thing that I found this year was a great mechanic that isn't associated with a dealer aand has his own shop. On blowers and trimmers he could usually fix them on the spot. My local dealer never gets anything done in less than a week.
  8. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    I think it is wise having some sort of backup mower. Having to.scramble at the last second is too stressful. Last December I bought a. Quick 32 and 44 dually. My productivity jumped substantialy over running just a Quick 36 single. I have no plans to.sell the older 36 since it is now.my backup to both.the 32 and.44.
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  9. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,284

    I would Buy a backup I'd get a 52'' WB. because I believe in having a backup to as much stuff as I can because anytime something goes down it seems to take forever to get it fixed.
  10. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
    Messages: 979

    I started this year with my 12 year old 60' exmark lazer and 2 48'' snapper walk behinds one of which is a back up now being that it is a '94. Well my lazer went down and being a solo operator now I tried my best
    to keep up with my lawns with the 48 and just could not do the lawns and have any extra time for any other kind of work. My lazer needed to have engine torn down and rebuilt or new engine which I
    did't wan't. So I bit the
    bullet and bought a new zero and will rebuild my lazer engine over the winter myself.

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