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"homeowners" Beware!!!!

roadhawg3

LawnSite Member
Location
keystone FL
Hello everyone. Just signed up today, have found a lot of useful information. I am thinking about buying a new zero turn mower and would like to get some input from those that have been "there". I have been pricing, and comparing several different mowers both walk behind, and riders. Lowes has a Husquvarna 38" rider for $2699. It is not a "commercial grade" mower, but rather for "homeowners use". This is much less in price than all the others. Ace has a Scag commercial rider for $5999. and a 36" walk behind Scag for about ($2674) So I am wondering if this " homeowner"unit at Lowes would stand up in commercial use?:confused:
 

ElephantNest

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
La.
No chance. Spend the extra, get a commercial unit. If that scag is a hydro, good price, if not, run away! Exmark 36" belt drive are around $2000.00, hydros are over $4000.00.
 

dcondon

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Mid-Michigan
check out cub cadets, we have 3 of them...........Great machines!!
 

Doc Pete

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
New Jersey
If you are starting in “Business”, you should be buying “Business equipment”, plain and simple. Homeowner stuff it just that. However, if you starting to work “Part time”, that’s a different story and you should buy whatever you feel you can offer to begin making money.
 

dcondon

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Mid-Michigan
Originally posted by chines63
Don't ever buy cub cadet. JUNK
what do you mean Cub's are junk. There is a little bit of mtd in everything. We have had very good luck with them and have a dealer that is excellent!!!!
 

mtdman

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
A2, Michigan
The cub cadet commercial lawn mowers I have had for 7 and 6 years are certainly not junk, and hold up better than the majority of the crap people brag about on here. Like dcondon said, mtd has it's hand or parts in many mowers on the market today.
 

tedk

LawnSite Member
Location
memaw, tn
total crap. cubs that is. we started out with a cub. of course we also started out with a handheld blower and a ryobi weedwhacker. ahhhhh, the things experience teaches us.
 

grass_cuttin_fool

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Virginia
Why is a handheld blower junk??? i have both a handheld and a backpack blower. On most small sidewalks the handheld is better time i get the back pack fired up and put on I could be done,short sidewalks 50 ft or less, Just a ????? not a to start a fight
 

grass_cuttin_fool

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Virginia
Why is a handheld blower junk??? i have both a handheld and a backpack blower. On most small sidewalks the handheld is better time i get the back pack fired up and put on I could be done,short sidewalks 50 ft or less, Just a ????? not a to start a fight,
Road hawg I would go with the scag , the unit from lowes may hold up a season or so but i think the scag would serve you longer and better
 


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