Metro 36 or 48

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by phouston, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. phouston

    phouston LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Hello All

    I am new to this and want to get a WB. I mostly mow 1/2 arce lots. May do my church yard from time to time. I was looking at the 36 metro but the 48 is not much more money.

    Can anyone tell me the pros and cons of the 36 vs the 48?
    Thanks all
  2. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    The 48 is shorter, that helps a lot, sometimes makes it even more manueverable than the 36. Also, the deck sticks out from the rear wheels, making trimming around trees easier. I believe I've had better mulching success with my 48 over the 36 because of the extra blade. However, the 36 will fit through more gates.
  3. phouston

    phouston LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks for the reply naturescape.

    I just found a used John Deere LX280 with a 42 inch cut and a bagger for a very good price and only 14hours. Would it be a better choice or a 36 Metro the Metro would be a few hundred more than the JD. Quality of cut and lawn appearance are my number 1 concerns. I think they would both take about the same amount of time to do my lot.

    Thanks for any advice.

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