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best push mower for commercial

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jasdebcr, May 4, 2008.

  1. jasdebcr

    jasdebcr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    what is the best push mower for commercial??? i don't have alot but i do have some that needs bagged.
  2. Paulup

    Paulup LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    I'd go get one of those Hondas from Sam's Club. On sale for 289. If you had a lot of push mowing though, I'd recommend a good commercial mower. Since you said you don't push mow a lot, nearly any push mower will do, even the $100 rigs from Lowes/HD.
  3. Grass Happens

    Grass Happens LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    heck I have an old yard machine i garbage picked three years ago, ran fine then, runs fine now. Normally I'm pretty picky on good quality equipment, but I've grown attached to the red turd. Plus it bags...
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    ive got an old ass 21" by troybilt, its almost 10 years old. i love tht thng
  5. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    If you want to spend some money get a toro commercial. In the 1100s range but well worth it for daily use.
  6. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,316

    Toro, Honda, Snapper. All good choices.
    You get what you pay for as far as equipment goes.
  7. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    not really, your way better of with a 100 dollar home depot one than a 4-500vdollar Lawn-Toy or Husqvarna. This I know from experience.
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,289

    I sort agree we have the $1K version Snapper on each trailer and they get all tore up in about 2 years. I bet if we got a simple push Snapper at around $400 with no bagging simple mulcher it would be just fine.
  9. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    I agree. I have the 450 snapper mulcher with sp. Like it better than the snapper comm. But the toro comm. is a great mower.
  10. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,316

    I was talking generally - an $1000 mower will usually last a heck of a lot longer than a $100 mower from Wal-Mart.

    As far as residential models go, they're all pretty much the same quality. So yeah, you probably are just as well off with a $100 Bolens than a $400 Lawn- boy.

    Now, the commercial Lawn-boys are a different animal altogether. :weightlifter:

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