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Best Walk-behind

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by DiMassa33, Sep 17, 2006.


Which brand makes best walk-behind

  1. Exmark

    133 vote(s)
  2. Scag

    84 vote(s)
  3. Lesco

    20 vote(s)
  4. Bobcat

    20 vote(s)
  5. Other - please list what you think

    93 vote(s)
  1. Mow Money Lawn Care

    Mow Money Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 762

    Ferris all the way!!!
  2. LawnSharks

    LawnSharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    I've got to make a case for Yazoo Kees. I love my exmarks (36" and 48" Metros) but the Kees has NEVER let me down!
  3. roguesuerte

    roguesuerte LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    I currently have Bobcat, Snapper, Bunton, Lesco, and Ferris walkbehinds. Given the choice of which mower to take-out or train someone who is new I choose the Ferris Hydro's hands down. We have two Ferris 52's, A Ferris ZTR, and a Ferris 48" belt-drive. All are well designed machines ergonomically comfortable machines that have given us few problems. I especially like the 52's as they stripe real nice, have wide rear tires(no rutting, great on slopes), short/low profile(less space on trailer). Highly recommend.
  4. Fox Lawn & Garden

    Fox Lawn & Garden LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    Cub Cadet- 17HP Kaw, 48" fab deck, dual hydro, sulky- get the H*** out of it's way!
  5. Mr Priceless

    Mr Priceless LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    I have almost the exact same model but with B&S 4.0 Self Propelled. I've snapped the starting cable, haven't changed the oil in years, (i still keep oil level full tho) OR the blade, run bad gas in it many consecutive times, broke the handlebar (and haven't replaced it), never winterize it OR clean the carb, i broke a washer on the self-propel drive system and cajun-style fixed it, AND don't replace/clean the air filter. Talk about TLC maintenance.

    The result? A dang near awesome indestructable cutting machine with a good self-prop system still. Will Jason Murray ever die?:gunsfirin

    I'm pretty sure that Murray actually IS the best wb as far as dependibility, hands down.
  6. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 642

    Exmark's with ECS controls ----------- awsome, you can mow with one hand and well do wat ever with the other, lays a good stripe!
  7. detailed lawn care

    detailed lawn care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I run all ferris
  8. TGK

    TGK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    Between Hustler and Exmark which is faster and which is a more quality machine ( pronounced ma-CH-ine)
  9. steve m

    steve m LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    I use ferris mowers, they run great, cut good, but does not distribute grass well.which brings up my next question, which mower distributes the best?

    Thanks Steve
  10. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    You're sick. :nono:

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