Best Walk Behind Mower

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by MJ Scaper, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. MJ Scaper

    MJ Scaper LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2


    Im starting up a new lawn and landscaping business this coming spring and would like some advice about walk behind mowers. Im looking to buy a 36" gear or possibly hydro walkbehind with platform attachment capabilities on the back.

    In your opinion, What is the best walk behind mower for the price? Ive been looking at toro and lesco products thus far.

    Thanks in advance for your input.
  2. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,325

    Scag hydro.
  3. ArenaLandscaping

    ArenaLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 230

    Lesco in my opinion is the best. I have been using them the last 15 years with no problems. They are reliable. I have 3, the oldest one that I have is a mid 1980s Lesco 48" belt driven with a Kawasaki 14 hp. Never been rebuilt, still runs to this day. Its retired now, its only used to cut my own lawn.
  4. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    scag hydro. you get what you pay for
  5. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,325

    What ever mower you get don't get a belt drive.
    Most defiantly go with a hydro drive.
  6. MowingMowingMowing

    MowingMowingMowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 526

    Exmark Turf Tracers, best walk behind on the market, hands down.
  7. ATLandcare

    ATLandcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    The scag is a fantastic machine, but when it comes to availability, a common floating deck, and price the exmark turf tracer is one of the greatest. I'm not saying it cuts better than a scag or runs better, but for a beginner I believe it is the best!

    Exmark Turf Tracer Hydro Walk Behind!!!!!!

    P.s. I'm in no way brand loyal, I have operated both and love them both!
  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,259

    I agree although I have a 52" turf tracer I would suggest getting the Exmark 48" turf tracer hp, its the most used walk behind out there for a reason. They are very dependable, versatile, and leave a good cut.
  9. Exmarkboy13

    Exmarkboy13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Exmark Vikings pretty good.
  10. copper13

    copper13 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Lesco's WL93B or WL95B will serve you well. I have a 95 and it rocks.

    However, Better Outdoor Products' Quick 44 Dually will be my next new purchase. Quality components and built/assembled in North Carolina? They'll get my money.

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