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Mower Question ????

Sharp Services

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Eastover, SC
Well, I thought I had my mind made up. I was planning to buy a Walker 42" cut mower with a 20 hp motor. But my 54" cut mower that I use to keep my 5 acre yard cut bit the dust. So ... I am having to rethink the Walker because my yard is bigger than what I think the Walker would do and I do not need to bag my own yard.

So I have gone to the two closest dealers and looked at the following mowers:

Gravely PM 34Z
15hp Kawasaki motor
36" deck
$4899
Offers an optional 4.3 cu ft side grass catcher

Gravely PM 44Z
17hp Kawasaki motor
44" deck
$5499
Offers an optional 4.3 cu ft side grass catcher

Snapper 2500 Pro Series
19 hp Kawasaki motor
48" deck
$6699
Offers Ninja Mulching Blade system and Fast-Vac Collection system.

Which mower do you like?

Please keep in mind that most of the yards I cut are small to medium sized in town yard and half of them have small back gates. I will still be cutting my yard, very large and will have my Snapper 33" tractor that can be used for the back yards of my present customer. I have never mulched my customers yards but could do it during cutting the season and bag the heavy leaf areas.
 

LLandscaping

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Hayden, Alabama
We have two Scag Tiger Cubs both are 48/19 Kawasaki's. They are great for cutting yards that dont need to be bagged but we are going to buy a Walker in April to cut the properties we bag. In your situation, if you are going to be just bagging leave I would get the Snapper ZTR or Scag if you have a good dealer close. Walker are designed for bagging small to medium sized properties.
 

gene gls

LawnSite Gold Member
Sharp Services said:
Well, I thought I had my mind made up. I was planning to buy a Walker 42" cut mower with a 20 hp motor. But my 54" cut mower that I use to keep my 5 acre yard cut bit the dust. So ... I am having to rethink the Walker because my yard is bigger than what I think the Walker would do and I do not need to bag my own yard.

So I have gone to the two closest dealers and looked at the following mowers:

Gravely PM 34Z
15hp Kawasaki motor
36" deck
$4899
Offers an optional 4.3 cu ft side grass catcher

Gravely PM 44Z
17hp Kawasaki motor
44" deck
$5499
Offers an optional 4.3 cu ft side grass catcher

Snapper 2500 Pro Series
19 hp Kawasaki motor
48" deck
$6699
Offers Ninja Mulching Blade system and Fast-Vac Collection system.

Which mower do you like?

Please keep in mind that most of the yards I cut are small to medium sized in town yard and half of them have small back gates. I will still be cutting my yard, very large and will have my Snapper 33" tractor that can be used for the back yards of my present customer. I have never mulched my customers yards but could do it during cutting the season and bag the heavy leaf areas.

You could always get a bigger S/D deck for the Walker for when you do not need to collect.
 
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