Push mower for St. Aug

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jds720, May 8, 2008.

  1. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    Im looking to get a descent little puch mower for some certain parts of my lawns. I just think it looks cleaner with a push, Im just doing the fronts of my homes w/ it, and my Z with the rest. So what should i go with? I need something that can handle St. Aug very well.
  2. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    Get a self propelled with the biggest engine possible 6 hp or bigger.Also i would go look into buying a commerical model from you local dealer instead of wal-mart or the home cheepo. Just my two pennies
  3. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,365

    couldn't have said it better!:usflag:
  4. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Messages: 772

    Snapper cuts great on st.augustine. That is the main thing I mow. Like what he said above hp and self propelled. Preferably rear whell drive. Toro, Honda, and Exmark are great to. I just have had good luck with snapper. They cut great on rye to.
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,381

    You are not going to get any input on this site......they don't understand what a push mower is.
  6. MortonLawn

    MortonLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    Honda HRC216 :weightlifter:
  7. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Messages: 772

    Hess lawns st.augustine sucks so bad when you use a PUSH LAWNMOWER it is so thick and you need horsepower to get threw it what are you going to do get a 200 shot nitrous oxide injected bowlens 3.5hp.
  8. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    I use a Toro Commercial Heavy Duty Recycler with the Kawasaki Engine, does a really good job, however, it needs to be cut weekly durning the summer.
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,381

    Okay we ran lawnboys for about 10 years some actually were push and some had the steel roller on the wheel to propel it along. We bagged some and we mulched some...eventually we went to a PUSH snapper and then we went to Troy Bilt and then on up the chain.
  10. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,459

    You need a mower that will cut at least 4" high.


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