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best 36" walk behind?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mmsd, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. mmsd

    mmsd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    You guy's are the pro's. what is the best walk behind 36" commercial quality mower in the $2ooo - $3000 price range? If you have a suggestion please tell me what it is and how much I should expect to pay for it
  2. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 721

    exmark metro, check the exmark forum should run you $3,200 (thats what my dealer wants)
  3. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,496

    how bout the lesco 36'', cant go wrong at $2200,
  4. cborden

    cborden LawnSite Member
    from 46140
    Messages: 177

    If you have a dealer near by, I'd look at Bob-Cat for that size and price range. Bob-Cat has a very nice cut, other wise I'd look at SCAG. JMO
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Exmark 36" metro here for 2699 from my dealers.
  6. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,986

    Hands down the Toro T-bar, should be about $2,700. Make sure you try one of these before you buy a pistol grip, and you'll have no problem making up your mind. Same great cut as the Ex-mark Metro (Toro owns Ex-mark) but easy and intuitive to drive. Mine has cut over 8,500 lawns 99% in 5th gear (6.2mph) pulling a sulky with out a single cut quality complaint or a single mishap. Mow 8,500 lawns with a pistol grip in 5th gear and I bet you end up getting into a couple of fences and flowerbeds. I've cut some flowers with a lesco:blush:
    Having a 15HP Kohler command Pro gives ample power for a 36" mower. I had to pay extra now it's standard.
  7. baja4wd

    baja4wd LawnSite Member
    from South
    Messages: 65

    What about a Gravely? All I see is the other brands scag, xmark etc. Anyone else out there run Gravely? We've got an 04 Gravely Pro walkbehind and its a true workhorse.
  8. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    i agree with lawn tamer-toro tbar hands best!
  9. lawn masters 2006

    lawn masters 2006 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    snappper or toro...u pay for exmarks name.....why go w a 36...kinda small if u ask me.....an buy a hydro..!!!!
  10. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    The cut in tall, thick grass is not as good as I would like. Other than that, Gravely is an awesome machine. The height adjustment is quick and easy. I would recommend getting hydro if this will be your main mower.

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