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I think I want to get a small wb mower what to get

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fulano, May 14, 2006.

  1. fulano

    fulano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    I'd like to get a smaller wb hydrofloating deck mower. I'll be mowing on hills and I already have a 48" for flat areas. I do not have a small mower just the 48". What size should I get? Back yards are fairly large around here and if I start to mow more I may have to get into smaller gates. That is where this mower would be good. Or should I just get a 48" wb and a 21" for backyards? Or just avoid yards that have a small gate.
    There are a few JD dealers and exmark dealers in the area and for the most part those are the mowers I see on most local lco trailers.

    I was considering an exmark turf tracer xp with the 15hp kawasaki engine and 36" floating deck. I think that would work best on the hills, backyards, and rougher terrain we have where I want to mow.
  2. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

    Go take a look at a Simplicity pacer. I have one and it's awesome. Never gives me any trouble on my bank repo's. And also it lays some nice stripes. I bought mine for $1,800, it's all hydro and floating deck. There are no spacers on this unit to change deck height, just a twist of a knob to make the deck go up or down. I would recommend this unit to anyone. Easy controls, just a push of your thumb and it goes forward or reverse. I let three of buddy's who are in lawn care business use my unit guess what with in two weeks they each had one.
  3. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 742

    IS that a 36 inch deck brand new? walk behind im asuming? I am also looking into a 36 inch mower. Post any pics of it if you have any. thanks in advance.
  4. fulano

    fulano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Thanks for the suggestion. I have read a little on the simplicity and I think it only has one pump that drives both wheels. I was looking for something that drives both especially since the yards I will start to mow are pretty much all hills.
  5. fulano

    fulano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    I didn't post that info, but you can google simplicity pacer to find out more. It is a 34" 15hp briggs and staton engine. It comes with mulch kit and rollers and a 12 gauge deck. msrp is $2200 so I'm sure to get the $1800 you would have to get the dealer to move on his price a bit.
  6. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    deck sounds kinda flimsy to me.
  7. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    just get a toro t bar BELT DRIVE, easy on the hands and if you can stand on the hill , you can mow with it.
  8. fulano

    fulano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Is that a 30161 ? I saw a dealer in Nashville has one on ebay for $2400. There is also a couple of toro dealers near my house which would be a plus. I have read that a exmark is a toro? Since I have little experience I don't know, but people say that a belt drive is bad on hills especially when it is wet. I also wanted a floating deck because the lawns where I plan on cutting are out in the country and are not as manicured as the lots in the city of Brentwood and the $600K+ homes located there.
  9. gottamow

    gottamow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Check out the Quick 36 by Better Products. Mowed with my brand new "Super Fox" today (13hp Briggs, 3 blade 36" WB). Can only buy direct from factory (see their website, link on top of Lawnsite page). I think I'm really going to like mine and for the money haven't seen anything that completes.
  10. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,270

    Good for you and your buddies but after looking at it and the specs there is no way I would own one myself. Its a troybuilt with different paint. The intek is a pos engine. IMO its not up to commercial standards. If it works well for you then thats great but for me it would be a no go.

    Make Briggs & Stratton
    Model 15-hp Intek OHV with Electric Start
    Transmission Automatic
    Speeds (fwd / rev) 0-4.25mph / 0-4mph

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