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Mower Size

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by American_Lawn, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. American_Lawn

    American_Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    I am debating which size walkbehind mower I want. I already have a mini z to get into the backyards. I was thinking about trading my mini z in for a 32 wb and applying the rest of the credit to a bigger z. Is that possible? Or should I just buy a bigger wb? I am looking at the quick 44. I would have a guy on the z in the back and the 44 in front. My business is set up for volume and I think this would speed things up alot faster with two mowers instead of one.
  2. Ronniecoleman

    Ronniecoleman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    Really depends on the size of properties your market is. If its mainly small 8 to 10k lots, a small WB 36 or 44. If you got a number of properties with multiple arces get a bigger Z.
  3. touhey33

    touhey33 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 778

    If you already have a small mower for backyards, the get the biggest mower deck you can. I'd say a minimum of 52". The perfect setup in my opinion is a small walkbehind for gated yards, a trim mower, and a large ztr or Walkbehind to increase productivity.
  4. 2 clowns mowing

    2 clowns mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 566

    ok try this go to www.drpower.com then look up VERSA-PRO Z-Mowers. buy the 52" mower with suspension seat and the extended warranty. you can use this mower as a rider zero turn that will run at 13 mph and when you get to a hill the handle bars fold back to turn into a walk behind. the 22 hp engine has plenty of power. i run one with a 61" deck made by rich mfg. called the convertible mower. they make the versa mower for drpower. my machine has the 22hp motor it cuts real nice with no clumping. i wouldn't buy from rich mfg their warranty isn't worth a hoot! but drpower will back you up. they even have a 6 month return policy. before you buy figure out where drpower dealer is at close to where you are at.

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    2 clowns mowing--

    Thats a pretty sick mower..I've never seen anything like it. I'm going to have to check that out.
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,449

    You need to consider a Wright stander if you want efficiency in smaller yards. It takes a lot of time to load/unload two units and usually a guy with stander can be done before two guys can trim and blow off. At least that is what we found.
  7. American_Lawn

    American_Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    I have a guy that wants to sell a 32 stander to me, but if I bought one I would atleast fo 40+ inches. What size do you use?

    Most of these yards are decent size. They are all city, I would like to get a bigger mower so I can do the larger properties. I will check out the wright and see how big they go.
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,449

    Ours is 36"........we don't/can't use anything bigger on residential because all of the have small gates.

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