Got me a Walker!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by southside, May 26, 2000.

  1. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Just took delivery of a 2000 model Walker<br>GHS 48&quot; with 26hp Kohler EFI. Put on the<br>video they gave me with the mower in the vcr<br>and the tape jammed up in the video.I hope<br>the mower is better than the &quot;how to mow&quot;<br>tape,that my dealer strongly suggested that I<br>watch.Mower looks good,sounds good.Noisy<br>motors,them Kohlers.Gonna try it out on Sunday in the backyard and then to work Monday.Wish me luck. :)<p>Karl<br>
  2. AB Lawn Care

    AB Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 585

    I think after useing tractor style mowers for years you are going to love it!I like the sound of my 20hp kohler,sounds like a little motorcycle.It is too bad the tape jammed!Make sure you get an other.It has good tip for those who have never driven a Walker before.The most important thing is don't use 2 hands to steer it!!!!!!!!Not only will you be jerking all over the place you will also do some good damage to lawns.It will take you a bit to get on to the steering but it is very easy to run once you have a little experence.One BIG tip is untill you really get into driving it allway keep an eye on the back of the mower when backing up and turning near cars houses ect.I'm glad you took the plunge!I am shure you will never think twice about buying a Walker agian!Have fun...........and don't slam into any parked cars!!!!!<p>----------<br>from:Adam<br>AB Lawn Care
  3. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    Congratulations.....Enjoy!!<p>----------<br>&quot;guido&quot;<br>David M. Famiglietti
  4. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Way to go Karl, keep us updated on the performance. <p>Homer
  5. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Thanks for the comments,guys. I will keep <br>you updated as things progress.Hitting things<br>with the back of the unit was one of my concerns.I'll take things slowly for now.<p>Karl<br>
  6. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Good Luck with your new mower, the Walker name is great but I'm still wondering about Kohler. I hope you have better luck than I have had with my 25hp piece of ****. Sorry but I just took it in for the fourth major repair in 2.5 years, I'll know more Tuesday. Thank God for my TORO.
  7. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,214

    GOOD LUCK ---Karl. Just remember to back away from an object when cutting close and not drive away. As you drive away,the back gets closer.

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    all machines have their small quirks and special traits but the versatility of the walker is what makes me thankful for mine<br>i change back and forth from 42 and 54 decks quickly
  9. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Just mowed the backyard with it this morning.<br>Grass was knee high,I was gonna put the <br>tractor/slasher through it first,but I thought I'd give the Walker a try first.<br>It ploughed through it real easy,revs didn't<br>even drop at all.Has a **** load of power.<br>Off to a big sub division tomorrow,should<br>be great.<p>Karl<br>
  10. AB Lawn Care

    AB Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 585

    I large tip I forgot to tell you karl!Buy a speed up kit for it!It will speed you up from 5mph to 8mph.I bought it last year for mine and I love it!It is just a pully you change.It will not cost you much even in AUS and you will gain ALOT of time!Hope this will help! <p>----------<br>from:Adam<br>AB Lawn Care

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