Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cutters edge, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. cutters edge

    cutters edge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    If you had to have one mower when starting your business. Which one would you have? A walk behind or o turn? Also include what size please. Thank you so much for the feed back!
  2. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    ZT - 54 or 60" you would be surprised how well you can get them into and out of small places.
  3. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    Personally, I would choose a ztr or a stander. I really just don't care much for a walk behind and would be willing to spend they extra money to get something better.
  4. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    Depends on th eproperties I was looking at. Probably go with a walk behind and a sulky first because most jobs here are relatively small. After a year or two I'd get a ztr. if I could get the bigger contracts. I'd bank the ztr money and not buy one until I had the contracts to justify the purchase.
  5. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    if you're cutting hills the WB is a better choice. but other than that i'd take the ZTR
  6. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    I'd pick a 52" Stander.

    Im thinking about purchasing one in the spring.
  7. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    If I had to choose one mower to start with , it would definitely be a 48-52" doubt
  8. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Quality walkbehind.........of course...I started with a Craftsman Rider....whoa...big mistake.
  9. lawnranger44

    lawnranger44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I think walk behind... more affordable for starting business, better for smaller yards and hills (which I'm assuming is what most people get when they start out)
  10. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Please describe your target lawn types in detail.

Share This Page