need a good 21'' push mower

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by edgeman2003, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. edgeman2003

    edgeman2003 LawnSite Member
    from md
    Messages: 188

    I was wondering if I can get by with a 21'' toro mower from homdepot for small yards? OR do I need to spend over $300 for one? home depot has toro and honda. All are around 6hp. What specs do I look for in a 21'' push mower.
  2. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    how are the craftsman 21" commercial mowers?
  3. lawnboyoung

    lawnboyoung LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    they are good mowwers i just wouldnt cut more than 20 yard a week with one
  4. lawnboyoung

    lawnboyoung LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    a commercial 21 is going to cost you at least $800.I WOULD CONSIDER A USED ONE.stick with toro 21 on the market
  5. JustAGlimpseLawnCare

    JustAGlimpseLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    My partner and I bought a Toro 22" Recycler (sold at HD) for $275 last year, and it's worked out great. We just started advertising last year and had about 20 jobs, and the mower was flawless throughout the season, well worth the money. Just make sure to keep track of its use and change the oil and sharpen the blades at the right times and you'll be good. We were on a pretty tight budget at the time and the Toro presented the best opportunity, and it paid off...we'll be using it again this year. Of course, we've added to our equipment, so it won't get as much use this year, but it's definitely up to the challenge. Can't beat the quality for the capital outlay.
  6. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 817

    snapper all the way
  7. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    I like the Honda HRX's but those run about $600-$800. I always liked Hondas, there are some okay cheaper models there, but the ones with the smart drive, I heard are sometimes annoying/hard to hold down the drive control. just my 2cents
  8. edgeman2003

    edgeman2003 LawnSite Member
    from md
    Messages: 188

    thanks everyone for the replies, I think for this year, I will go with the toro 22'' recycler, need to save on the money for the scag wildcat
  9. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    Spend the money and get Toro's commercial 21" you will be money ahead in the long run.
  10. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,768

    Toro's 21 Super Recyclers have worked well for me. $500, or $550 w/ bag.

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