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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by V.H. lass, Dec 11, 2001.

  1. V.H. lass

    V.H. lass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    went by a local dealer today to look at some new equipement for next season. I looked at several different pieces, I would like to know which ones is best suited for my operation. ( new to bizz,solo,part time,residential and commercial customers)

    1. m36 13Kc Exmark - $2099.00

    2. 48" 15hp Kohler - 2399.00

    3. 48" 14 hp Kaw. Husguavan

    4. 48" Lazer HP 20hp Kohler - $6699.00

    I was thinking maybe 2 wb or the lazer. Thank in advance for the help
  2. What size lawns?

    The 36" should do well for a start up mower. Then in the future when you need more productivity, a 48" or larger will help out nicily and fill some voids.

    After submitting I saw that you want to but 2 mowers for a solo operation.

    36" and 48 will do fine, but I stll think for overhead reasons stick with the 36" till you realy need the 48"

    Or vice versa

    But the lawns or properties you don't know how big, what size, or what they even look like yet, I would not buy one till you know what you have to mow.

    But if financing is the way your going, just keep the money and get one till you know you need to or what.

    Then you will know wether yuo need the Lazer, 48" and/or 36" or even a push mower.

    That's my $10,000 worth.
  3. lost mountain

    lost mountain LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    The Metro 36 is a very reliable piece. I have one with the Kaw13hp. Had to replace the Peerless trans once. But that's it in 6 years!
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Lawngodfather is right. If you don't know what your mowing yet, you can't really find the right equipment.

    Although, if you know what areas you plan to target you can check them out and get an idea. If you are going to be in residential areas that have small lawns with small gates you better just get the 36". If you area is mostly larger open lawns then maybe the lazer. Start putting out fliers and see what response you get thru the winter. Buy the mower in the spring.
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    i gotta say id go w the lazer if u can. one man an a good z
    can flat put out some volume of work.and not be as tired at the end of the day .i dont have many fences,so i get them w a 21
    walk behind.
    WHAT AM I SAYING. first u need a good lawn tractor:D just kidding
  6. V.H. lass

    V.H. lass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    I was think the samething, If I had the lazer I could mow more
    I just got to get the account to make it pay off
  7. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I started out with a 48" WB and a 21" push (self-propelled). I thought that was fine for starting, along with your string trimmer, edger and blower.
    Good Luck

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