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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by splatz100, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    what mower should i get that can fit through a 36" gate other than a 21"
  2. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    A 32" walkbehind. For belt drives eXmark, scag, bobcat, toro, etc. For single hydros ferris. For dual hydros Wright(the only company currently, eXmark for a while but they stopped production).
  3. Tom-N-Texas

    Tom-N-Texas LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I own a 28" snapper riding mower for that very purpose. It doesn't have a wide cut....but it sure beats push mowing. It fits easily into nearly every gate. Also is fairly cheap: $1000

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    If a gate looks tight I measure it BEFORE agreeing to do the work. I'm not buying a special mower for the 0.03% of people with small gates.
  5. Tom-N-Texas

    Tom-N-Texas LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Actually (around here anyway) many, many people have gates that won't fit a 30-something inch machine......I'd say as high as 15% - 20%. I use my 28" snapper all the time. You wouldn't want to cut a 3 acre lot with it but it sure comes in handy for the 1/2 acre lots.
  6. nickslawn

    nickslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    I use a murry 11hp 36in. Works great but thats all I have besides 21". I don't push with adding more to the price.
  7. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    For the most part, you can't go wrong with a 32"....................

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