Good entry level mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by cmos123, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. cmos123

    cmos123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    I currently have about ten accounts, and am getting more every week. I am looking for a inexpensive (not cheap) mower. I have looked at a Worldlawn unit at my local dealer, and I have looked at Quicks online. Does anyone know which one is a better entry level mower? The Worldlawn is less expensive, but it looks it as well. I am looking to get a 32 inch if that matters.
  2. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,327

    Why would you buy a new junkyish mower when you could buy a used commercial mower for the same price?

    If I were you, I would do some research and look for used commercial mowers on craigslist, there have been lots of threads about this topic and I'm sure you'll find a lot of great information.

    If I were in your situation, I would buy used off craigslist, you can find walk behinds for under $2,000 easily.
  3. PremierT&L

    PremierT&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    I have 2 Quick 36 mowers and they have worked very well for us. They get mixed reviews in here, but I have had zero problems with mine.
  4. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 944

    I've never heard of either of those brands...what does that tell you?...they must not be very good
  5. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    while i've heard of the quick mowers i've never heard of the other brand.

    i started out with an exmark 36" metro walkbehind with mulch kit. i didn't have a single client when i purchased that mower. and i purchased it new for $3000. now i realize that was 5 years ago and the prices might have gone up a little but i bet you can still get a decent price on something like that.

    i noticed someone suggested looking for a used mower as well. this isn't a bad idea if you don't mind used. i personally don't buy used equipment but i read, hear and see a lot of people that do.
  6. PremierT&L

    PremierT&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    LOL...I bet there's plenty of good stuff out there you've never heard of.
  7. cmos123

    cmos123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    Thanks for some of the info. I am leaning towards the Worldlawn unit at the moment because I can get a 36 inch for a little less than the 32 Quick. Also, there is a local dealer who sales Worldlawn equipment. I only do residential lawns as well, so I think a cheaper unit will hold up just fine. My buddy has a Exmark metro, and I hate it.
  8. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    as do i, but i don't have a single piece of equipment that was cheap or cheaply made.

    i only own commercial grade equipment. exmark, toro and stihl. and it's all the commercial grade equipment. even my 21 incher is the commercial version.

    to each his own though.
  9. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    Try Bad Boy, that is an entry level mower.
  10. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    I would stay away from residential mowers. A good entry level commercial mower would be Bad Boy. I think prices start at 2999.99. Also check out Big Dog which was made to compete with Bad Boy and other entry level commercial mowers. I can not comment on the quality because I have not run either but the prices are hard to beat!
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