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good 21 inch mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tree, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. tree

    tree LawnSite Member
    from nc
    Messages: 7

    what is a good 21 inch mower that will last . we can not even get one year of use out of a little mower . by the end of the year they are falling apart and have been in the shop many time . have tried husquvarna , cub , toro ,
  2. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    Listen Tree, You have to spend money to get a good mower. Look at it like this, how much money have you spent on crap-ola mowers so far? I bet if you could have all that money back, you could have purchased a decent mower right? If I were going to purchase a 21" mower I would buy an Exmark. Strong engines, aluminum deck, high blade tip speed.

    Why do you want a 21" anyway? If you are mowing commercially, the smallest mower you are likely to need is a 36". Lots more productive, plus it can pull a velkie.
  3. tree

    tree LawnSite Member
    from nc
    Messages: 7

    we have 2 48 inch bobcats , but we have some smaller places that you must use a small push mower
  4. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    Buy a honda push mower, they are expensive but seem to out last everything else.
  5. Mlc gmc03

    Mlc gmc03 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 324

    toro proline 21" cant get to much better than that we love ours
  6. sal

    sal LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Cameron, how do you like the Honda mowers, I,m thinking about buying some but I would like to hear some feedback on how they run..... I've been using the J.D. mowers that have that nice Deere price, but never seem to run like a deer?
  7. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    Sal, I would def. recommend Honda mowers. Like I said above, they are a little pricey but IMO are worth the money. I have never had any problems with them at all. Are you talking about push mowers (21in) or walk behind mowers? I have 2 of each and love both but from what I hear Honda is not making the larger units anymore, just the push mowers. I think they have a great cut and are very sturdy machines.
  8. Danimal

    Danimal LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    I love honda pushmowers they seemed to have it all figured out. A freind of mine I used to work for has had the same mower for six years. I think to many people don't do maintenance on their push mowers remember their airfilters and oil needs to be changed just as our bigger mowers do.
  9. kels

    kels LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    try to find yourself a toro proline with the 2 stroke suzuki and you will not have to change the oil like Danimal mentioned.
  10. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    We use lawnboys when we need a 21 mower.

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