deck sizes

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by neogeofan, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. neogeofan

    neogeofan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Hi Guys I am new to the business and I am getting ready to purchase some equipment. Can anyone tell a good deck size to look for in a walk behind and or zero turn
  2. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    The 42" seems to be the compromise on this site. Large enough for the bigger yards and small enough to fit through the majority of the gates that a 44-48" can not.
  3. oslo

    oslo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I would go with a 36" walk behind, especially if you are going to be getting a Z in the future. Wish I would have done that when I started. I bought a 48" WB, and after I got my Z, it gets no use at all. Still had to go out and get a 36".
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,366

    Don't get a machine bigger than what you need for small gates...the 36" is probably a good choice.
  5. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,986

    A 36 can go about anywhere and will still come in handy when you get a big 66" ZTR. Most of our lawns are about 5-7,000, a few are 20-40,000, our 36 comes off the trailer at every stop.

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