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the difference?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by plantzpropertymanagement, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. plantzpropertymanagement

    plantzpropertymanagement LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    hey im just wondering the advantages of having a walkbehind vrs a rider.
    Also im wondering do you guy's use stiping kits and if so do you guy's charge extra for it? thanks for the feedback in advanced.
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,449

    The walkbehind is usually cheaper, lighter in trailer and probably less costly to run and maintain.
  3. eruuska

    eruuska LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 454

    WB's are also more stable and easier to jump off of in case you start tipping, especially near water.
  4. curtislawncare

    curtislawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109


    I used to work at a golf club and I can't tell you how many times that has happened!
  5. subs1000w

    subs1000w LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

    in my opionion

    ztr = overpriced caddy

    wb = reliable and efficient corrolla

    they both would get you from pointe a to pointe b in basicly the same amount of time just one with alittle more luxery but alot more price

    i will continue to use wb w/sulky untill i see a real good reason to switch
  6. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    A hydro WB with enough power and speed and the right sulky will go anywhere and do anything that a SIMILAR sized rider will . But a rider can't go everywhere a WB can.

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