Gates Vs. Mowers.......gate size info need..

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SouthernYankee, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    I was wonder what is the typical size of most gates that you deal with. I found a mower that goes through gates that are 46" or larger and I was wondering if that is a typical size? Do I need to go smaller

    ztr would be a exmark hp 44"
  2. Fareway Lawncare

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

    Most Gates Around Here are 37"....Some are 34" others 46"...but Most are 37".
  3. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    over here its 36" mainly
  4. TGIB

    TGIB LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Check out the Gravely 34 Z mower. This is a zero turn rider that Gravely engineered out of their hydro Z walk behind mower. They made it 2 inches narrower so that it would fit through the most common back yard gate which are usually 36 inches wide.

    This is a really well made COMMERCIAL machine. The mower deck is made of 7 ga. steel , and is 5 1/2 inches deep !The hydro drive system is a separate pump and wheel motor set up, of the same type usually found on the $8000 mowers, yet the cost of the 34 Z is just over $4000.

    Hit the Gravely button at the top of the page and take a look at the 34 Z rider.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    I see mainly gates around 42". Rarely run across one that a 36 won't fit thru.
  6. KurtW

    KurtW LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    I bought a Gravely 34"-Z 3 weeks ago to go with my Scag Tiger Cub 48" Z.
    This is the best setup I have found. Love these machines. The only other mower I have is a 21" Snapper for the really narrow areas (or wet) that are too long to use the string trimmer on. Can Drive through 36" gates like they don't exist. Has made my work much faster. Gates in this area run from 36"-49". Kurt
  7. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    Two scenarios...In the N.E. I use a G.D. Surfer 52" and get through 48" gates...there's a trick to it. Winters I spend in Florida, and they seem to use a lot of 36" mowers. The lots are smaller in the South, and so are the gates. I have not measured too many gates in the South, but they generally run in the order of 37-38". Up North, it is different: the gates are larger, usually 48".
  8. captaingreen

    captaingreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    I don't think I've come across a gate yet that my 36" Exmark wb won't fit through. It is a backup mower for gated yards and small spaces.
  9. rodten

    rodten LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Around here it is also 37'' mainly, there is a few in the 40's,
    but not many
  10. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,765

    Get a Great dane Gateway its a 52" mower that folds up into a 36". Saves alot of time on gated yards! Price is about $5500-6500. This mower does not stripe the greatest, right now I'm trying to make a kit for it.

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