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Recommendations for commercial 22" lawnmower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sdlandscape, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. sdlandscape

    sdlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Hi I am new to this site, I am 21 and a landscape architecture student in San Diego, CA. I've been saving up to buy new equipment in order to start my own business focusing on landscape maintenance for the moment, I am looking for any recommendations on a good reliable commercial self-propelled lawnmower 21 or 22", best brand names out there, prices, and places where i can buy this equipment, stores, online vendors, any advice will be appreciated, thanks in advance:waving:
  2. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,133

    First off, the is no such thing as a commercial 22" mower, 21" only. Best thing to do is Google "outdoor power equipment" and your zip code, find a dealer close to you. All commercial mowers are fine, what matters is what is sold by a DEALER near you, for parts ect. Dont step foot into lowes or home depot, the only place for commercial equipment is a SERVICING DEALER.
  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    Do you expect us to do all your research for you?

    Use the search feature on this site and there's tons and tons of threads on commercial 21" mowers. Just google commercial mowers and most manufactures have a couple 21" mowers available.
  4. sdlandscape

    sdlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I did not mean it that way and yes I know I can do a google search, but my question goes more towards what I should avoid and what are my best options in your opinion, also if there are any new equipment more promising coming out that I should be aware of? thanks
  5. Bagit

    Bagit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    Check out the ybravo mowers online @ ybravo.com I think. They make a 21" and 25" commercial.
  6. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    They do extremely well in wet grass from what I've heard.
  7. yardude

    yardude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    From my research since I am in the market of getting a 21" I found that most use either a Honda, Snapper or the newer Ybravo commercial grade mower. Everyone is going to have their opinions of what is best etc... but from what I have polled, these three are what most commercial users are liking the best.
  8. cutnedge

    cutnedge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    Did he hit a nerve? Hell, it was a good question. Let him learn the site. I purchased the John Deere 85 a couple of months ago and could not be happier. I bought the last commercial 21 inch commercial they offered back in 1994 (14SX) and it is still running today. No doubt it is expensive at $1100 but I see no reason it shouldn't get the same longevity as the 14SX. It is heavy but the 9 inch wheels compensate. I have never had a 21 inch mower cut as well--Lawnboy(2 stroke) , any Toro's. or any Honda's.
  9. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    He's asking the members here to tell him what the best one to buy is as well as price, where to buy it. Everything a person would need to know without bothering to look them self. I can see clearly why Tim made the comment. He has the rest of this fall and winter to do research and take notes. We could tell him to buy this that and the other but what good would that do for him if all he has to do is go out and buy it? He still wouldn't know jack about what he's buying. If he can go to college and study landscape architecture then he can easily do some research about a push mower.
  10. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    I've got no problem answering questions like "how does the Snapper 21" do in wet grass?" or "how simple is the drive system to work on for the Honda 21?"

    With a blanket question like he asked, it showed that he's done absolutely no research before asking us. I spent all winter researching equipment. Well, not every waking hour, but I didn't rely on somebody else to do my research. I went around and talked to dealers, looked at stats online, etc. There's no reason he can't do the same thing.

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