1. Can’t make it to the GIE+EXPO 2017?
    LawnSite brings the trade show floor to your fingertips with our new GIE+EXPO 2017 Sneak Peek video series debuting now in the Lawn Mowing forum.

    Dismiss Notice

Help me chose!!!

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Shooter32, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Shooter32

    Shooter32 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    We have just bought a new house and i am trying to decide on the mower i need
    or want . I will be mowing .53 acre , i have thought about a 21'' push mower but i want to mow as fast as i can on my days off or before work . I am a firm believer in commercial mowers and that is what i want , i think the extra money up front more than pays for itself over time . I have been looking and wanting something from the Exmark line . I know the 21'' or the 26'' is probably all that i need but i was thinking if im going to spend that much money should i step up to
    a 32'' or 36'' walk behind . I have a gate to my back yard but the 36'' will fit no problem . Also if i do step up to a walk behind is the hydro worth the extra cost over the belt drive . I know having the reverse would be a big plus .Also is it worth stepping up to a floating deck over the fixed in this size . I know this is a lot to ask but i need help making up my mind . Thanks for any help you guys can give me .
     
  2. Bigfish8

    Bigfish8 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    Shooter32, I don't think there is an easy answer to your question. You will need to demo a belt driven and a hydro driven walk behind. Then you will need to decide if you like the hydro driven machine enough to justify the significant increase in price. I would also ask if you have even considered the small commercial zero turn mowers made by Snapper and Gravely? I purchased the Gravely Compact Pro (34" Wide) and am extremely happy with its performance. I recently read a post on this forum about the new commercial Snapper Zero Turn (36" wide, I believe) and it sounds like an excellent machine for less money than the Gravely. I don't want to confuse you but just wanted to throw out a couple more options to consider as these are truly commercial quality machines.

    Keep us posted on your progress and ultimate decision.
     
  3. Shooter32

    Shooter32 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Bigfish , thanks for the input . I have looked at the small ZTR's and i really think i want to stay with a walk behind or at the most a stand on machine .
     

Share This Page