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Have any of you tried these?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Dunn's, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Has anyone tried Red Hawk walk behind I have never heard of them before but I saw an ad in turf magazine are they commercial mowers if so are they any good. Because i noticed they have husqvarna mowers in turf magazine and my husqvarna chain saw is crap so I figure the mowers are to.All comments welcome1
  2. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,534

    come on Pm or MM I know one of you has heard of these are they just junk or what
  4. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    Ive never heard of them sorry, but I couldnt use it. The cut height doesnt go high enough. I mow most of mine at 5" all the way upon the deck
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I dunno, so long you're comfortable replacing the engine or the transmission if it fails, you should have no problem, likely the parts can be cross- referenced to other machines but you'll need to know which one(s). The peerless tranny is most likely the same Tecumseh brand as every other Wb has, which means it has a model number stamped on it so then that leaves belts and blades and bearings, the tires should be the usual size, fuel filter is easy and the engine's either a B&S or a Kohler so that's easy, too.

    The only question I have is, how will you be able to get any warranty repair work done, should something fail during this crucial frame of time?
  6. prostriper

    prostriper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    I have never heard of them. If you want to give them a try. I have talked to people that use Husky ZTR's and were very happy with them. Unles you can find a handful of people that can give you a hands on evaluation of it, go with a brand name. You also want to go with a product that has local distribution, it makes parts easier to find.
  7. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    I know one guy using a RedHawk 48"....he seems pretty happy with it. Oh and my Husky chainsaw is the bomb.......


    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    I know what you are talking about but I have never used one-- It looks to be a very inexpensive unit with the lighest grade steel used.
    For my money I will always go with units that are built to work and have a reputation.

    Equipment used to produce income can not be bought with the price of the unit as a reason for buying.
  9. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
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  10. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    Over Redhawk--- YES

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