does anyone use walker brand walk behinds

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by plateau lawn care, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. plateau lawn care

    plateau lawn care LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 195

    what do you all think about walker walk behinds. Does anyone use them
  2. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I don't, but I spoke with my dealer about them the other day. He said he has only sold one in the spring and now the guy is now trying to sell it. Of course you can't use a collection deck on it and 15hp is just not enough power to run a 48" or 52" deck. I like the controls on the unit, but that's about it. I doubt that it last very long, unless they start to offer larger engines.
  3. zamboni

    zamboni LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I might pull the trigger on a 48" 20 hp. Just an awesome machine.
  4. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    There were a couple of threads on here a month or so ago on the walker w/b. I know one guy purchased one so you might want to try searching around to see if you can find it and ask him/her some questions.

    Very neat looking machine!

    10th year with Walker for me, they are great when used in the tight, more refined landscapes.
  5. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    i like the idea of the interchangeable decks. but 15 hp isn't enough. it may be fine for a 36 but that's about it. the retractable sulky is cool but personally i would rather use my proslide. does anybody know the price of them?
  6. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    15 Hp not enough for 48?? I don't know why not. Years ago, all they had was the 12 HP kaws for 48's (yes, they were underpowered). I have a pair of new 48 Bobcats w/ 15 v-twin kaws. Even w/ lush growth in the spring here, plenty of hp. They're both belts w/ no velkies, but nonetheless perfrom beautifully.
  7. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    The reason I said that is because I have an older JD walk behind with a 14.5hp Kaw and it's ok, but in the spring with the lush growth of fescue it would clump a lot.
  8. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2,222

    15hp is Not Enough & Walker is Just Plain Stupid for not offering the 17 &19hp Kaw on that Unit...It would only cost them less than $100 to put on the Bigger Engine & they'd Sell triple the Units.

    42" Mulch Deck w/15hp is Not Enough & even the SD decks you Need at Least 17hp for anything over 36"....I don't Care How Much HP the older mowers used to have back in The Day when there was 5 hp on a 52"...That was then This is Now.

    It really shows you how Stuck in the Past Walker is..... even w/their Current Rider Decks.

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