Commercial mowers

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Lawn Pro's, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Lawn Pro's

    Lawn Pro's LawnSite Member
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    I'm getting ready to buy a commercial walk behind and was wondering if anyone knows or has used the cubcadets?

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    they do not seem like they would hold up to much abuse/ wear.
  3. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    If you are talking about the Cub Cadets they sell at HD, I would not advise to buying one of those. The maneuverability is awful for me, they have the handles se up wrong, and it just isn't made for commercial use. I would look into Exmark, Toro, Scag, Gravely, any of those. I would stay way from those light duty machines.
  4. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Cubcadet does make a commercial line. Dunno too much bout it.

    Any one of those brands 4.3mudder mentioned would be great.
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  5. Lawn Pro's

    Lawn Pro's LawnSite Member
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    CubCadet Has Commercial walk Behinds not the ones at HD just researching before I buy. I know the Zero Turn Cub Cadet Tank seems to be an awesome Machine from what I've been hearing. Anyone got any input on the TANK? I'm Just researching commercial equipment before I buy because I only have a few dealers close to me theres an Exmark, Country Clipper, Cubcadet, Gravely, and Kabota near me. I'd like to have my equipment all through one dealer.
  6. dbvolfan1

    dbvolfan1 LawnSite Member
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    My .02 on the Tank? Run like hell!
    Min has 29 hrs on it and has been at the dealer for 6 of the last 8 weeks:

    At ~27-28 hrs the Kawi engine started blowing/smoking oil and then dying. Dlr never could confirm with certainty what the issue was other than confirm there was unburned oil in the exhaust and a 'leak' on the RH side.
    Replaced the head gasket, carb o-rings, and valve gaskets and hope it's fixed. I havent been able to confirm a fix however because it also has broken 4 belts in less than one hour since I got it back.

    So, when I get this back today if it breaks another belt, it goes to a new dealer and CubCare is goingto get a nice little call from me.

    That said, I know of several others around here who have worn theres out and love them. Maybe I just had sh*t luck on this one but it's far too expensive to spend a good chunk of it's first season in the shop.
  7. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
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    My reconmendation out of the brands you listed is gravely then exmark.
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  8. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    6 weeks?, it doesent matter what was wrong with it your being jerked around.....
  9. Lawn Pro's

    Lawn Pro's LawnSite Member
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    I'm looking at the Exmark Turf Tracer HP but it has a Kawi engine on it and I'm hearing bad things about that engine. Anyone running Kawaski engines having issues?

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have used to have a Cubcadet commercial tank and it is a complete p.o.s. compared to my scag turf tiger. The cubcadet is just cheapened up to have a lower price. I would not buy another cubcadet commercial product. I stihll have a 32" cubcadet commercial walkbehind and I used to think it was the best until I got my 36" exmark metro. The exmark is by far superior in every aspect. The ESC controls are awesome, it cuts a thousand times better, and it is just an overall better machine. I would stay away from the cub's and if you want a good machine give the exmarks and scags a look.

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