Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Cooper725, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. Cooper725

    Cooper725 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    Just wondering why it seems that there are alot of LCO'S who use Walk Behinds instead of ztrs in this forum. Where I am from just about all of us use ZTRS or front end mowers. Is it a regional thing? What is so good about walk behinds?
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    personally--the 48" WB works for me very well. I don't even carry a trim mower with the agility of my WB.

    am I in the market for a ZTR? yes. a front mower? yes.

    but I'll still use my WB.

    GEO :)
  3. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    I think it is a regional thing, everyone around here uses walkers even on big open properties they are using 48" walkers.
  4. OMG

    OMG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    We use nothing less than 60" ZTRs and weedeaters.

    No push.

    If the ZTRs can't do the job, it doesn't get done.

    Flame away, but I've got all the business I can handle.
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    48" WB here
  6. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    why invite flames if it works for you?

    GEO :waving:
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    I think a lot of things play a role in equipment decisions.

    But yeah, the regional thing plays a big part.

    Heck, up until just a very few years ago, seldom did you ever see any sort of zero turn mowing equipment around here... ZTR's or WB's... and they are still a minority.
  8. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    I agree with OMG, I have never had a use for a WB. If the Z and trimmer cant do it, they are outta luck.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    wbs can do hills and fit into tight places that ztrs cant
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    In my area ZTRs are everywhere. I use a 21 for 2 really, really small yards I can't get my 36s into. I use my 36s for the 1 gated yard my Dixie won't fit into and various other jobs like really steep hills and narrow areas. My Dixie cuts around 80% to 90% of total.

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