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Question for all who Send out Crew to mow, What do you Use?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CrewCutEnterprises, Oct 24, 2005.

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What walk behinds should I Try? Affordable& Good Cut.

  1. Exmark... Turf Tracer HP (great mower)

    42.9%
  2. Exmark..... Metro ( Affordable. not much can go wrong)

    11.9%
  3. Gravely...

    16.7%
  4. scag....

    28.6%
  1. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 892

    Ok, I have a crew of 2 guys who cut all the lawns we have now. We run a 62 inch Z and a 36" walk behind. This year, I've had several complaints about torn turf and the "big mower" on my lawn. The Z was great when I cut grass but now I do the landscaping and I dont know if my guys are not careful enough with the toro Ztr (as i was) or they are just using it on lawns they shouldent be.

    How many people have a mowing crew that only has walk behind mowers. say a 36 and 2 52's. I havent decieded but i might go to all walk behinds.

    How many poeple have a crew with a walkbehind and a Ztr mower.

    Help me please, as of right now Im looking at buying a 52 inch walkbehind and marking the lawns they can use the Z on( IE commercial, large 1 acre and more properties etc)

    Also recommended walk behinds...
     
  2. gman44

    gman44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    I only use a 48' wb. Exmark Metro , Its a battleship and have had no complaints from customers . I put a sulky on it this year and I love the cut and the ease of operation .:)
     
  3. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 892

    Ok, Here are my thoughts..

    Option 1
    36" Exmark metro with 15 hp Kaw
    52" Exmark TTFP with 19 hp Kaw
    52" Exmark TTFP with 19 hp Kaw


    Option 2
    36" Exmark TTHP with 15 hp kaw
    52" Exmark TTHP with 19 hp kaw


    Option 3 keep crew and add 52
    36" walk behind with 2 wheel velke
    52" turf tracer HP with 2 wheel velke
    62 Inch Toro ZTR (Only Properties I deem ok to use

    remember were looking into not tearing the turf... And afforable mowers, Im triing to make it ****** proof, but. not use pushmowers
     
  4. gman44

    gman44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    Im also looking at a 36" machine for some of my customers with gates and smaller yards . My daughter has been trying the 48" and she would love to work part time with me . We could get alot done just with two wb's .
     
  5. gman44

    gman44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    Option 3 looks like a winner ...........
     
  6. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 892

    Thanks. poll... options 3 is winning
     
  7. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 892

    Thank you, Any thoughts??
     
  8. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 892

    Well, Any more ideas anyone?
     
  9. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    I defintally think option three is the best
     
  10. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    i personally like w/b because of what you have stated about turf being torn up . heres what we use
     

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