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Best commercial grade walk behind under 3k

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by timmaay2244, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. timmaay2244

    timmaay2244 LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 4

    Hey guys I am in the market for a new walk behind under 3 k. There are so many. I need a 48 inch or larger, any reccomendations?? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    You will probaly be able to find a nice Toro in that price range. Are you looking for a Hydro or Belt drive mower ? What is your dealer options ?

    If your looking for a belt drive then I would have to recomend a Toro with a t-bar controls. If your looking at a hydro then I would say spend a lil more and get a Huster or find a slightly used Hustler.
     
  3. timmaay2244

    timmaay2244 LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 4

    I am looking for a gear driven one, however the decks on the toro (non fixed decks)look un stable, looks just lik the ones on their home owner zero turns which i have had a bad experience with. I ned to find price son the toro, any other suggestions.
     
  4. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    Toro's commercial deck and homeowner decks are very different. I have to really recomend a Hydro walk there alot more effecient and takes less of a toll on you at the end of a day. Take a look at lesco's walkbehinds.

    I would stay away from pistol grip and exmark ECS controls if at all possible.
     
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812



    If you can demo one, Try the gravely 15/48. But please demo it first.
     
  6. timmaay2244

    timmaay2244 LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 4

    I do not think i can afford a hydro, they are simply too expensive, and i will take the gravely into concideration.
     
  7. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,157

    You can purchase a belt drive 48 inch BoB-Cat for about $3,000 brand new here in Maryland. Toro 44 inch $3300 with T-Bar.
     
  8. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    eXmark metro 48/15 w/ kawi motor with grass gobbler, velke and mulch kit for $3200 here. Of course you can just get the mower for around $2800 ECS controls are the best controls EVER!
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    The gravely for being a belt drive has...An easy to adjust deck (4Pins),16" tires and top speed 7MPH.
     
  10. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517


    Have you used any controls other then ECS before ? Im courious as to what pepole like about them so much.
     

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