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Hydro Walk Behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by DXN1EL, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. DXN1EL

    DXN1EL LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
    Messages: 623

    Hello everyone.

    My 28" WorldLawn mower is near to become crap, still works but is a pain in the a$$ sometimes. I was thinking to get a Grasshopper 321D 48":cool2: but right now I can't justify the cost of this thing. I was thinking to get a 32" I measure some of the gates and seems that a 36" would fit just fine :cool2: so why not get a hydro.
    Here in south Texas is dry, everything is all flat and I mow St. Agustin. With that been said I have always do the maintenance myself, and have always bought parts online.
    I was looking at the John Deere WH36A
    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,711

    Are all 36" mowers 36" wide? NO.
    .02
     
  3. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    I'd look at a Snapper Pro. Great mower and less money if you're buying new.
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  4. DXN1EL

    DXN1EL LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
    Messages: 623

    Thanks guys
    The Snapper Pro SW20 is great! 100+ pounds lighter and little over 1k cheaper. But it only goes to 4.5" the dear goes to 5"
    my cheapo mower only goes to 4" I need 5"
     
  5. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
    Messages: 1,069

    Why do you need 5" cutting height here in TX?
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  6. DXN1EL

    DXN1EL LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
    Messages: 623

    I cut St.Augustine. for the nicest lawns need to be cut the highest possible.
     
  7. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
    Messages: 1,069

    Ok. That's news to me. The highest I cut St Aug is 3.75". I have some St Aug yards on 1mil + homes. Here's the folks at TX A&M thoughts on this.

    http://publications.tamu.edu/TURF_LANDSCAPE/PUB_turf_Maintaining%20St.%20Augustine%20Grass%20Lawns.pdf
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  8. A. W. Landscapers  Inc.

    A. W. Landscapers Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    5" is really tall for St. Augustine.

    St. Augustine should be cut to a height of 2 1/2" to 3" and 3" to 3 1/2" in shady areasÂ…3" is generally a good all around height if you have a mixture of sunny and shady areas.
     
  9. DXN1EL

    DXN1EL LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
    Messages: 623

    I was looking at a eXMark Turf Tracer and it doesn't have electric clutch?????????
     
  10. Church2224

    Church2224 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 545

    The S Series do not. That said I have a 2013 S Series 48 and absolutely love it. It is a tank and has plenty of power.
     

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