better quick 36

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 7fires, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. 7fires

    7fires LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I see that the better quick 36 is a sponsor of this site, but i have not seen anybody talking about it. All I am asking is, does anybody use this machine and does it stack up against the the tried and true?
  2. GPDesign1

    GPDesign1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 428


    It's the best deal out there on a 36" walk-behind by a wide margin... Ask me a question about it and I'll do my best to give you a good answer.

  3. dobehap

    dobehap LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 292

    How well can you control it on a steep hill?
  4. GPDesign1

    GPDesign1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    as with a lot of things, it depends on the skill of the operator (and the severity of the hill).

    For moderate slopes, our machine does just fine. I wouldn't wanna mow the back side of Hoover Dam with it, but hills like that aren't fun with anyone's mower, are they?

    If the hill is really steep, you'd probably have an easier time "crabbing" a twin pump/motor hydro. But, the downside to those is the cost (twice as much)...

    I guess it just comes down to; What do you use a walk-behind for most of the time?


    NEWINNJ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Why so long to get them 2 - 4 weeks??? And how muchis shipping to NJ?
  6. GPDesign1

    GPDesign1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 428


    Shipping is included in the price at $1995. Since you're not in NC, you don't have to pay sales tax which also saves you a couple hundred bucks.

    We could ship you within 2 weeks and you'd be looking at a couple days transit time.

  7. sgt_rjp

    sgt_rjp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Is the transmission the only issue with WB's and hills? Does the length of quick36 make it any worse? The 32" WB's that GD dropped when they were bought by JD are floating around and going cheap. Both of them have a single hydro pump. The 32" is cheaper and has longer wheelbase and it looks heavy duty. The Quick36 isn't all that much more, it's brand new, and has lots of accessories available. And before it's suggested, I really only need it for one property so I'm having a little trouble justifying a $4K WB. But, if the single hydro can't do hills, neither mower will work for me. I guess I've got to get a level and protractor out there and get some numbers.
  8. GPDesign1

    GPDesign1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    I was asked about the 32" Great Dane yesterday and I don't know enough about it to make an answer. It does seem kinda odd that Deere would drop it so quickly. Small Engine Warehouse appears to be liquidating a lot of the inventory.

    Making the machine shorter (in the front end) actually makes it <b><i>easier</b></i> to handle. The overall length of the Quick 36 is 59" which is about a foot and a half shorter than most 2-blade 36's. This gives much less resistance from the front end and makes it easier to steer. It'll handle average slopes just fine. If you get on a really steep bank, it's going to give you a little more of a work-out. Mowing steep banks is more work no matter what mower you're using.

    For two thousand dollars difference in price, the Quick 36 is a better overall <b>value</b> in a 36" commercial walk-behind.


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