Looking for some 21's or slightly larger

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Duekster, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    Need a couple of commerical mowers self propelled to use on residental lawns.

    Use on Bermuda or St Augustine.
    Must be simple to use for newbies.
    Mulching type, we bag rarely
    Nice cut, particularly at short heights.

    I like honda's but heard / read some post they may not be what they once were. Besides the push bars seem to break even if the wheels are good.

    Suggestions. I know dealers / support is a plus but these are 21's and I should get 5 year out of them with general maintenance.

    I have 36 hyrdos and it tosses the grass well but seems heavy and compacts a little too much and some guys are scared of it.
  2. T-Trim

    T-Trim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    Why a push mower? look at something in the 32 to 48 inch range.
  3. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    I thought I said why.
  4. 1whitetail

    1whitetail LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Messages: 149

    If your guys are scared of a 36" mower than you need to go out and find some real men to work for you. :rolleyes: Anyways since you are planning on mulching than I would consider a 21" Toro. They mulch very good.
  5. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    Compaction was the other issue.

    I am sure as a real man you are going to tell me as a newbie you just started running a pistol grip dual hydro at puberty. ;)
  6. johnwright238

    johnwright238 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    ZTR-22-SE has a 22" mulching blade on a 8.75 Briggs Pro engine with heavy flywheel, electric start, and oil pump. Rear dual wheel drive zero-turn...oh and it's remote controlled so there is nothing to be afraid of!!
  7. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    So you are going to pay for the torn up fences?
  8. T-Trim

    T-Trim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    Mower in the 32 to 48 range are not that heavy. Plus the larger tires lower the ground psi. A larger mower also has more power to cut if the conditions are not in your favor.

    Its always nice to have a bit more now then not enought mower down the road. Buy something that your company can grow into not out of.
  9. Grubrunner

    Grubrunner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    For someone who's asking questions and looking for suggestions, you really are a smart ass....
  10. blackgold

    blackgold LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    In his defense, you don't know his business model, his properties, his clients. IT's been mentioned MANY times that what works for SOME people, doesn't work for everyone. He might be the ONE guy in DFW that offers smaller mower care and maybe there IS a market for that. So I wouldn't say he's being a smart ass but he asked a specific question and people are telling him something completely different. Kind of like me asking what the best mid compact car out there is and everyone is saying a crewcab 6.0 Silverado. Just answer what he's asking. I personally LOVE the older JX75 Deere mowers... I bought my mom an electric start HRX honda recently. She says the deere is easier to use, the honda is garbage in TALL grass but the honda starts easier and picks up a lot the JX75 misses.

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