? Biggest walk behinds ever made?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tinkerer, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    Whats the widest walk behind made,, current or in the past?
  2. gringo gardener

    gringo gardener LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    know of a guy with an o-l-d john deere 72 wb
  3. chuck bow

    chuck bow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 701

    Scag used to make 72" walkbehinds( I used to run them back in the day when i worked for one of the biggest landscape companies in indiana) and i know a guy thats still got a few and uses them on a daily basis.Iam telling you those are some big honking walks
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    The largest I ever saw were the 72" Scag as mentioned above.
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    yup, my landlord's employees use one still today
  6. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    Yea I remember those...I used to have a 61" Bunton BELT DRIVE, w/16hp, that thing would barely pull itself up a hill. Nobody could really handle the machine, b/c you had to be a body builder to muscle it around
  7. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    locke used to make a 70" triplex reel walk behind.....with an available sulky
  8. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    I seen a Toro Proline that was a 72" once.
  9. bigclawn

    bigclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    The 72" Scag Hydro's are big but no harder to use than a 36 or a 48--you just have to watch what you are doing! We use them daily for all residential work--virtually bullet proof, cheap to run, no tire marks, and one of the best leaf eating machines you could ever touch! 72's no longer made--too bad...
  10. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,102

    Anybody have any pics of these monsters of turf in action?

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