How many of you just run 21's?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by WJW Lawn, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,330

    Im just many of you just run 21's and nothing else? Full time or Part time.
  2. kdbetters

    kdbetters LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    I run two 21's per crew(3 man crew), run 1 full time crew, and 1 part time/backup crew(mainly myself). We have 145 customers and actually mow about 105 per week. We run nothing else, I have tried and did not like "36, "37 lesco and toro's, respectively.
  3. ozd12005

    ozd12005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    nothing but money making 21"'s on our stamp size lawns
  4. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,330

    What brand? Toro? Commercial or regular? By the way...I think it's awesome you only run 21's. I did it for a few years that way.
  5. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    Lincoln Ne... what a strange place.
    Large lawns, 3 man crews, all pushing 21"s around, bagging, cutting very low (2-2.5") and its very dry here... totally foolish.
    They have 5 or 6 of them on a tiny trailer.
    Each guy has his own way of cutting, so the yards are all striped up funny with lots of tire tracks - looks like crap.
    They even do commercial props with them... they look like crap too.

    Never seen anything like it.
    I have no idea how they make any money - too slow, too many mouths to feed.
  6. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    In a way yes and no, because we service both the city and surburbs.

    We use mainly Honda 21-inch mower's with a few Toro proline /Exmark 21's as well, on right at 700 stamps in Chicago. Less expense, less fuel less maintenance.The vast majority of these accounts are, five hundred,to a thousand square feet of turf.No windshield time at all on these accounts.

    On the suburban routes, Z-Turns, and 36 and 48 inch walks,21 for trim for a couple different commercial chains we maintain.These lawns go 1/2 acre of turf up to 30 acres for a few commercial account's we do.
  7. ZaK18

    ZaK18 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    I mow 162 lawns a week with the 21" prolines...only 1 crew of 4 workers...3 employees and myself...Its a very good setup for the lawns we have here, the average lawn takes 8 minutes ( we mow 55 lawns a day, 3 days a week)
  8. All_Clear

    All_Clear LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    I use a Lawnboy i bought this season... Small postage stamp size lawns.

    I had one lady call that had a yard bigger then i normally do (since i'm not running a Z) but she said just give me a price, our mower wont start and i cant get anyone to return my call... So i use the lawn tractor (which i use for my own lawn) on it but other wise run my 21" only.

    It's profitable for the size lawns i am currently targeting. Figure by doing this I'll work my way at paying cash for a Z.

    All Clear
  9. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 843

    I run a Poulan 21" on our small yards it has a 6.5 Honda and bags, mulches & discharges. It also stripes pretty nice on several of the lawns.
  10. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,330

    Ive seen guys running 21's on 1/2 and 3/4 acre yards

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