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Help choosing a used 36 walk behind mower.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Holland, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Holland

    Holland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 748

    Looking to buy a used 36 walk behind on Craigslist in the next few weeks or so. Budget is up to $2500-$3000 or so. Any suggestions on what I should and should not buy?
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  2. chagh2.0

    chagh2.0 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 144

    a bobcat 36 walk new is like 3500 and they are very good mowers

    IXINRGIXI LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Bobcat is a great one but if you cam fine it an ild bunton 36" hydro walkbehind
  4. 123hotdog

    123hotdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I am not a Scag fan by no means, but I do have a 36" belt drive Scag that I bought for $500 six years ago. One thing I would suggest is to determine how much you are going to use the mower. My walkbehind only gets used bought 90 minutes a week. I have three other mowers. I couldn't justify that much money for something that is used very little. I would get a pull start if I wasn't using it much and definitely a Kawasaki motor and not a Kohler.:dancing:
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,289

    Don't buy any Snapper belt driven machines. Those had slipping problems, however their hydro units seems rock solid. Buy almost any model of Scag but the freedom models. They have yet to prove themself as a reliable belt drive with a belt 50% smaller than their big brothers.

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