Most Affordable Dual Hydros?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jiacovino, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. jiacovino

    jiacovino LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    I have a pretty good operation going with just a 36'' Belt Driven WB, trim mower, trimmer, etc.

    I was thinking about upgrading to a dual hydro with a sulky to increase my productivity.

    It seems like most dual hyrdro's are in the $5000s. The BOP's range from $3100 to $3500, the Hustler TrimStar is around $4000, and the the 36'' Wright Stander is around $4600. Are there any other Dual Hydro's priced under $5000?
  2. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Messages: 1,968

    EverRide Scorpion FX 34"
  3. zman2307

    zman2307 LawnSite Senior Member
    from OR
    Messages: 328

    possibly Gravely.
  4. jiacovino

    jiacovino LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    Do you know the prices on either of those?
  5. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,012

    I'm gonna say it before anyone else does:

    The Better Outdoor Products Quick 36 Dually.

    There. Now no one can say the BOP guys are being biased, because I don't have one :)
  6. jiacovino

    jiacovino LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    I really have been considering the BOP 36'' but am worried about some of the things I've read in the threads.

    I realize pretty much any mower will clog up in wet grass, but if a Quick does so any more or any faster that the BobCat I'm running now, then I want to stay away from it.

    I also think I'd have to invest in an accelerator catcher for the BOP, because the Grass Gobbler i have now would probably be too heavy.

    --Investing in a BOP Quick Dually, sulky, and accelerator probably puts me in that $4000+ area.
  7. turfbuilder

    turfbuilder LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from WI
    Messages: 554

    Great Dane Surfer :usflag:
  8. jiacovino

    jiacovino LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    What's the price range on the Surfer, do you know?

    --and I've read that the Stander is better (probably opinion though)
  9. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    Your right, it will. However, you'll have a Accelerator catcher (Landscaper Pro kit is perfect), stepsaver and a great cutting mower. I don't let others experience make the decision whether I buy something. I've come to the conclusion that ANY mower will clog up in "wet" long grass. After mowing the last few times in "wet" grass, I've found that even the Velocity Plus deck will clog up, so bad that the left blade was leaving a mowhawk. I'd stop for a second or 2 and it would billow out large clumps of grass. I also have the bagger baffle installed which I contribute to the clogging. Even with that said, I can't see why the BOP mower WON'T be right for me. My bet is, the 36 dually will stripe great and cut some grass too. :) My Scag stripes and cuts great too. Nice wide stripes out front @ my place. Can't wait to cut it with the 36 dually. I'll post pic of the same shot only cut with my dually.
    I'm sure most of us debating the BOP mowers have seen the pics of the finished cut in the "family photos" section on BOP's website.
  10. turfbuilder

    turfbuilder LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from WI
    Messages: 554

    I bought my brand new 52" Surfer with a kawasaki 19hp for $4000.00
    Everride Scorpion is the same machine.
    I was looking at a 52"Wright because I already have a 48" wright and love it.
    The price difference was over $2000.00 so I went with the Dane. No regrets.

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