mower dilemma

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bamafire1, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. Bamafire1

    Bamafire1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    Hey guys,

    I need some advice. I am on my second year as a solo act of mowing mainly residentials of varying sizes of up to 1/2 acres. I now have a 1995 model 36" exmark metro gear driven walk behind. I bought it used last year because I was just starting out. This year I am looking to upgrade to increase productivity and reduce time besides the fact that walking all day every day gets very tiresome.

    I am considering the happy medium of a 48" deck. My question is this, Should I go for a ZTR or a walk-behing with a sulky? Is there a certain yard size criteria that would require the use of a ztr? Being mostly residential accounts would the benefits of a ztr outweigh those of the walk-behind w/ sulky? I'd like to keep costs down but I know that time is money, which is why I am considering the ztr. I will keep the small walk-behind for the yards with small back gate.

    Sorry for the lengthy post.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. sgoalie23

    sgoalie23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 195

    how many accounts? are the hilly? personally if they are small residential i would go with a exmark lazer HP. get a 52" i would say, not to big not to small. but only you know what will work on these accounts. best of luck!

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