Performance Testing:

TURF Editor

LawnSite Member
Location
Vermont
Some great ideas here, guys.<p>I'll be at EXPO this weekend, asking as many manufacturers as I can how we could organize the logistics of getting big gear into the hands of qualified reviewers -- and not just for a day, but for several weeks.<p>If any of you are at EXPO, stop by our booth and say &quot;HI.&quot;<p>Keep the ideas coming. We're listening.<p>David G. Cassidy<br>Editor<br>TURF Magazine<p>
 

Bobby

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Central Florida
It would be nice to know if there is a mower that will cut clean on the first pass. But I doubt there is one.<p>----------<br>Yesteryear L/S<br>Hollywood Fla
 

EarthWorks

LawnSite Member
Location
Arkansas
How about: Replacement parts cost comparison, fuel efficiency, and avg cost per hour of run time just like on refrigerators and water heaters.
 

Twotoros

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Yakima,WA.
How well will it mulch in various conditions ands lengths.
 

Guido

LawnSite Silver Member
I like Earthworks' idea a lot, so I'll expand on it. They should go by the routine maintenance scheduele and figure out how much all the preventitive maintenance (oil changes, filters, etc) the machine will require for the x ammount of hours they think the engine will run. This way people can easily come up with a $ ammount for how much it costs per hour to run the machine. This would also include fuel consumption.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://communities.msn.com/guidosequipmentpics/&quot;&gt;&quot;Guido&quot;&lt;/a&gt;<br>David M. Famiglietti
 

Grasscape Inc

LawnSite Member
Location
Southeast, MI
Better cut first pass, MUCH more comfortable to ride on, longer lasting parts, less greasing, quieter. Not so Da*b expensive for those of us who buy a lot of them.<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: Grasscape Inc
 

AGG Lawn Maintenance

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Elberon
Which ones you can: <br>Get the parts the quickest for.<br>Need the least amount of maintenance.<br>Cut better under tough conditions (rainy, high grass,hills etc)<br>Mowers & blowers that do best for Fall Clean ups.<br>Mowers that cut better through different types of grasses.<br>Line trimmers that can cut through high and thick grasses and brush.<br>Back pack blowers that can blow the most volume.<br>Hedge clippers that can cut through the most and one that are the lightest in weight.<br>Break down of different class mowers, edgers, blowers,line trimmers etc. The Weight,motors, etc.<br>Sorry to ramble hope that helps.<br>Travis AG&G Lawn Maintenance :)<br>
 

LiVe2

LawnSite Member
Location
Gainesville fla
Ease of taking blades off a mower should be one of the biggest things I think. I have a John deere Ztrack and you can allmost get away with sharping blades on the deck, were is my Great dane chariout takes about 30min to change out blades. If someone could figure out a way to make it so all you have to do is drive your mower deck over some kind of sharpner you could be rich
 

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