Best 48" Hydro Walk Behind?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nick-bigfootlawn, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. nick-bigfootlawn

    nick-bigfootlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    What would be the best 48" Hydro walk behind to get?

    Ive heart Hustler makes nice stuff, as far as ZTR's, but is the TrimStar Hydro a good mower? Im looking to spend less than $4,000 if possible. Thanks for any input!
  2. Coumbe

    Coumbe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    I was wondering the same thing??

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    you might want to check out an Exmark Turf Tracer HP
  4. mosmgras

    mosmgras LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 270

    I like the Wright Velke. I think the new price is somewhere around 4-4.5k.
  5. springover

    springover LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Encore by far....
  6. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 817

    turf tracer hp!
  7. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

  8. blakeg314

    blakeg314 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    scag swz 48
  9. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    How are you going to get the "best" walk behind for under $4000? Unless it's used..........
  10. dvblandscaping

    dvblandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    I own a Velke by Wright. Its a tank and is far better than my scag 48 dual hydro. It cuts better, and has been more reliable. No bolts falling off and odd quirks like my Scag.

    THe clutch on the Velke died at 80 hrs... but there was a warranty. I unfortunately bought it off someone at 40 hrs so I couldnt claim it.

    Probably a fluke, but all in all I like the Velke way better than the Scag, except the pistol grip controls are easier to use... however Wright's controls are way safer.

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