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Mower size suggestions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Beaner, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Beaner

    Beaner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Looking at upgrading from 21 " mower and I'm not sure how big to go. Most of my yards are 55X120. Should I go with a 26 exmark or 32/36 walk behind???? Any suggestions appreciated.
  2. markahurley

    markahurley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    if you can make it through the gates, i would recommend a 36" WB--that's about the biggest you can get that can still make it through the average size gate. if you are mowing different grasses, be sure you get a floating deck so you can easily adjust the mowing height.
  3. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    The biggest that will fit around the obstructions in the yards.
  4. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,738

    If you have BIG gated backyards I HIGHLY suggest you physically measure all your gates before reanalyzing your situation. Then, compare with the actual manufacturer's mower widths with the chute up.
  5. Weekes

    Weekes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    I love my 36. There are not many places it can't fit. Now that I have it and am looking for more mower power I will look at 48-60, but I have no regrets that the 36 was my first big WB. I will keep it and use it because it fits almost all back gates. It is the best stepping stone for the size of yards you mentioned.
  6. Beaner

    Beaner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    All of the grass is pretty much the same. How are you guys on the quick 32 or 36? Some of the yards have a few obstacles so I was thinking of going with the 32. Thanks for the feedback boys, you guys have been a great help.
  7. ariensman

    ariensman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I run about 65 to 70 lawns and estimate that a 36 will fit on about 60 percent . When I bought my 33 7 yrs ago, I purchased based on using it about the same amount as a 36 and found out that there is only 4 lawns that if won't fit on and that is because of stairs. A 36 would be neat except that a 33 is more suitable and less trailer space. My New quickie 32 is delivered monday.
  8. landscaperdan

    landscaperdan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Can anyone tell me why you cannot buy a 32" in a hydro? The 36" looks to be the winner on getting into backyards, should I bother with a 32"?
  9. ariensman

    ariensman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    the bop is a hydro. You can get one without the starter in a 32 (the ninja) and it has I think 3 diff engines available. I am getting the 15 kaw
  10. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    If you have to get through 36" gates I would go with the 32". But if not the 36" will do you fine. You'll be able to get the yards done a little fast and hopefully save you enough time that you can add more yards to your schedule.

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