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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LWNMWRMN, Mar 26, 2001.


    LWNMWRMN Banned
    Messages: 72

    I have read a ton of posts about machines you like, but what about your dislikes? have you ever owned a piece of equipment you just couldn't stand? what are they and why?
  2. skyphoto

    skyphoto LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    Any tool without an engine!!! because they are to much like work!

    LWNMWRMN Banned
    Messages: 72

    Aint that the truth! ever try a power broom, they take the place of a push broom plus a lot faster
  4. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,226

    well let me thing only commercial mower i would ever use is exmark so you get what i'm saying.
  5. pcs

    pcs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 198

    I would have to say not getting a 3/4 ton truck.
  6. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    A Ryobi with the edger attachement! My shins still bear the scars from the early years.
  7. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,475

    The older 21" mowers that cant mulch well at all. Even if you do go over the lawn twice it wouldnt look better. I also agree with joshua Exmarks are the best but thats the only commercial mower i ever owned
  8. GREG R

    GREG R LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    John Deere f620 w/54inch deck
    I only use deere commercial
    mowers and bought a f620 ztr front
    mount and it just didn't
    hold up, traded it after only 900hrs
    because the dealer had it more then I
    did. engine problems, control arms..etc.etc
    Don't know if I had a lemon and
    I don't want to know either. Just had
    to get rid of it.
    For you guys that say you will only use
    Exmark..your thinking with-in the the box.
    you have to think outside the box expand the
    your visions... I mean if a company designs
    a perfect mower, better than anything you have
    seen before,and lets say 5 years down the road
    your mower company
    gets bought out by one of the bigger companys.
    I'm not saying this to be mean or get anyone
    in an up roar but in the kind of commercial business
    and the technical advances that take place every year.
    you just have to be open minded. If we we're not
    opened minded we all would still be using reel mowers.
    I hope you get my point. and I understand that you are
    loyal to your brand, and so am I but if I found a better
    mower to increase profits and production I would change in
    a heart beat.
  9. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    I had a John Deere 14 hp with hydrostat.
    thing just didnt have the power to mow
    at a decent pace.That one really disappointed me as I thought I really had something when I got it.
  10. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    All i know is that Husqvarna makes some great tools.

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