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Looking for some 21's or slightly larger

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

  1. brc1989

    brc1989 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    Get a commercial Toro push mower they are old now but built for abuse or even a commercial lawn boy they too are old now but built to last as well.
  2. Get Some...

    Get Some... LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 651


    True statement...:)
  3. Duekster

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

    I am sorry, I get told to hire real men and stuff like that.

    I have a dual hydro and a 50" chopper. I get crap about wanting to grab a 21 for the new guys.

    So bite my ass.
  4. Duekster

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

    Thanks for the thoughtful feed back. I do have a Lesco 36 and it does throw great. Maybe what you say is true about the PSI on the lawn but you can still see big wheel tracks when the ground is moist. This is seen most often on the side yards and around the gate where the wheels track the same areas over and over.

    I do plan on cross training folks but bringing on new guys, its nice to get them productive right away. They can learn on the 36 Dual Hydro in open areas on my larger accounts but use these in close quarters later and under optimal conditions.
  5. Duekster

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

    Thanks, Many crews do not run 36" on Residentials around here. I get asked about my 36" all the time by some home owners.

    I am hiring some new guys without experiance. I am not tossing them on a dual hydro in close quarters around gutters, walls and fences.

    We have heavy clay and some clients have complained about compaction, plus I am not putting kid on the pistol Hydro right out of the box before he can learn in open space on my commercial accounts. On those we run the chopper and the 36's.

    I just took some offense to people telling me to hire real men. I suppose I could have hired some experianced undocumented workers rather than train a young guy wanting to learn the ropes. I got a little defensive after some of the other remarks.

    I know I am not going to run a mulching machine on high grass. I want something for my lawns that need a fine cut that I fully manage. They do not need a reel mower cut but they do not need long clippings on them either.
  6. panacea714

    panacea714 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    The majority of my clients have smaller yards and high expectations. I use Toro 21's and they work great, even on very steep hills. Awesome mowers!
  7. johnwright238

    johnwright238 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    The ZTR-22 or ZTR-22-SE remote control lawn mower is right up your alley Duke...if you are still reading this old thread.

    GREENWITHENVY1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    this is why i hat this website,nobody gives answers,just thoghts on what they think with no regard to any question asked,every thread is the same,this is a joke-all sarcasim and no real answers
  9. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,763

    Not to be sarcastic..... but this thread is over 2 months old :waving:

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Toro 21" proline mowers are great. I use the crap out of mine and one has had daily use for five years and keeps chugging along. Snapper commercial 21's are a good option are good as well but not built quite as heavy duty as the toros.
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