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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawncare3, Jan 22, 2003.

  1. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    I am moving to colorado in the next month and all of the lawns are small. Should I buy a used 36" belt drive? or just keep using my 21" till I can afford a 36" supersurfer, velke mower, or a wright stander? What are ur opinions to those of you that have used both (supersurfer/stander) thankyou for all input.
  2. viper88

    viper88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Cannot comment on any but the SuperSurfer. Ours is a 52" and it cuts great. We have found that it is faster than the Bobcat ZTR that we have (also 52").
    Takes a little bit of getting used to standing on the unit after sitting on a ZTR mid-mount.
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    sorry, I have not used the equipment that you asked for comments on, HOWEVER, I would suggest that where "all of the lawns are small", you don't need any kind of rider or velke.

    and yes, ditch that 21" pusher for a 36" belt unit and don't look back!

  4. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    How about a 36" exmark metro hp? They are the floating deck model and they're belt drive, that will cut some cost for you. About $3000 new.
  5. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    What is your opinions on LESCO mowers?
  6. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    I am glad that you asked.

    I have run a lesco48, belt powered by probably the best commercial motor ever, the 14 KAW, for years and I think highly of it.

    there are better mowers.

    there are bigger mowers.

    there are mowers that cost more and less.

    but dollar for dollar, IMHO, there is no way to beat LESCO.


  7. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    That's the GOOD Lesco though.

    I don't have as much confidence in the floating deck models.

    I think you still use large enough equipment to get the job done fast so you can spend time on the details.

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