Brands of 21" mowers you use

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GTLC, Oct 8, 2003.


What brands of 21" mowers do you use?

  1. Exmark

    2 vote(s)
  2. Honda

    14 vote(s)
  3. Lawn-Boy

    13 vote(s)
  4. Toro

    12 vote(s)
  5. other

    17 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 700

    What brands of 21" mowers do you use?
  2. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    I use old yard machine(MTD) rear wheel drive, self propelled, side discharge. Ihave two on the trailer and two backups. They are 22inch cut. I never have understood why most(smallmowers) are 21 inch. Who wants5% slower blade tip speed and a narrower cut. I have also replaced the 3/8 X 33" belt witha 1/2 inchX33. This rides out farther on the drive pulley and gives a ground speed approx.= to 4th gear on mylarge gear drive walk behinds.
  3. DFW Area Landscaper

    DFW Area Landscaper LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 2,116

    I bought a 21" Honda comercial mower when I started. I hate that thing. It's hloding up well, but it's very slow and the horse power is so crappy, the blades get stuck all the time.

    Not sure why I paid $1000 for that mower. Probably would have been just as well to buy a $300 mower Home Depot.

    Mostly I run a 32" Ferris. Now that's got some horse power.

    DFW Area Landcaper
  4. Ryan Lightning

    Ryan Lightning LawnSite Senior Member
    from CA
    Messages: 554

    DFW Landscaper, make sure your Rpms are turned all the way up. Those mowers will come out of adjustment slowly and you wont relize it. If you have the hydro, you can also adjust the speed to go faster than you want to go, If you have a gear drive, I have no clue. :confused: But Ive ran gear drives before, and they were not slow.
  5. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    I have an MTD yard machine 21" NOT SELF PROPELLED. I hardly use it. When I buy a new one I'd like to get an exmark or a toro, self propelled obviously.
  6. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143

    mtd or lawn chief, I don't know, it's red. and a jd

    some how I've aquired 3 broke down lawnboys. If I ever get around to it, I might have one good mower out of the three.
  7. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    lawn boy self propelled
  8. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    (2) Self-Prop. Lawnboys, 4.5 and 6.5
    Honda HRC216
    MTD Mulching Mower
  9. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    Lawn boy 6.5 hp, 2-stroke
  10. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    Toro Proline, 2cycle Suzuki w/BBC

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