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new mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by steve m, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. steve m

    steve m LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    looking to pick up a new mower in late spring have been looking at a lot of types. would like to know what everyone thinks. looking for 36in. mostly for res. lawns. i have 32 ferris hydro. and its slowing me down a little bit

  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Any of the commercial mowers are pretty good. Are you looking for another WB or a Z. Since you already have a 32, I would recommend getting a 48, either WB or Z. You will be able to use the 32 for gated yards. A 48 will have a much bigger production rate than a 32 and a 36 isn't much more productive than a 32.
    If you are buying new, go with the brand that has the best dealer support for your area.
  3. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    Check out Toro's new 44" walkbehind it may be what your looking for. I personally would advise you to get a 48" if productivity is what you wanting to increase. Unless your cutting a lot of gated yards you shouldn't need anything smaller than a 48".
  4. zMaster225

    zMaster225 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    Steve, I happen to have a 36" Bunton Hydro w/velke... I bought it new in 2005 and barely use it because I have a Bunton 48" and a Toro Z Master. The 36" is incredibly powerful with a 17hp Kawasaki engine... It maybe has 150 hours on it and runs like a champ.
  5. zMaster225

    zMaster225 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    But I agree, the 48" is more efficient than the 36". Let me know if you are interested... I'm right down the road in Rockville/Olney and if you do want a 36", you could save alot of $ with my slightly used one. I bought it new for $4,400.
  6. steve m

    steve m LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    Yes, I would like to talk to you about it. My email address is steve_judy @verizon.net. Please email me your phone # I will call you so we can talk about it.

    THANKS Steve

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