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Deck Size

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LAWN APPEAL, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. LAWN APPEAL

    LAWN APPEAL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    FOR A PERSON JUST DOING LAWNS FROM 10,000 SQ FT TO 30,000 SQUARE FT. WHAT SIZE DECK WOULD U GET TO DO THESE SIZE LOTS

    I DONT WANT SOMETHING TO BIG, BUT I DONT WANT TO SPEND ALL DAY MOWING ONE LOT

    IM LOOKING AT EXMARK HP 52" DECK AND A 21" HONDA TO DO TRIM WORK

    IS THAT GOOD OR BAD

    LOVE TO HEAR THE PRO'S AND CON'S OF MY THINKING

    :confused:
     
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    Good choices,but how many of these accounts do you currently have?
     
  3. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    Lawn Appeal

    If you don't mind. Drop the caps lock please.

    We can read you just fine

    Thanks....;)
     
  4. LAWN APPEAL

    LAWN APPEAL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I HAVE ZERO ACCOUNTS, AND NO EXMARK YET!! I LOOKING TO MAKE THE JUMP REAL SOON

    IM GOING TO MAKE THE INVESTMENT

    I HAVE A LARGE NETWORKING BASE ( WITH ENDLESS POSSIBILITES)

    :blob1:
     
  5. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    Lawn Appeal


    Why are you shouting??
     
  6. turfman33

    turfman33 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    a 21", A 36" (Hydro) and a 54" should do ya.

    Steve
     
  7. mrbenfer

    mrbenfer LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 136

    What good does a lawn mower do with no grass to mow?

    Sounds risky to me.... Dont buy the equipment until you need it. Thats 1 reason why 80% of all LCO's bite the dust. You say you have connections, can you put 5-6 grand on that? Are you for sure that your connections are going to hook you up?


    Anyways a 52'' sounds good. But you always have to be thinking about gates.
     
  8. LAWN APPEAL

    LAWN APPEAL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Computer Programmer,Bad Habit, Hate Using Shift Key Thats All

    Thanks for the Heads Up

    :angel:
     
  9. Frank2

    Frank2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    I would say go w/ a 52".
    What is up w/ the 21" though? I have never used one and could not even really imagine where I would. Any areas the 36" doesn't get, I use the trimmer...just seems more effiecient???
     
  10. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 976

    I'm happy with my 48", but would gladly opt out for a 52" and 36". The 52" is great for wide open yards, but you're going to run into quite a few fenced yards w/ narrow gates. What if one of those 3K properties has a tiny front yard, huge back yard and a tiny gate? You're going to wish you bought a 36". In a case like yours; buy the 36" first, and work your way into a larger mower once you land enough accounts to justify it. Use the money you were going to buy a 52" with and apply it to buying the biggest trailer you can.
     

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