The problem with walkbehinds

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CWG, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. CWG

    CWG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    I've seen some excellent workmanship on most brands. What I dont care for is two fold.
    One, Is there one that will adjust to 3-4"?
    Two, is there one that will adjust to something higher- i.e. I cant be the only cutter who is taller than 6 foot! My ferris wont go higher than what looks like it was made for someone with serious long arms LOL
  2. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2,222

    Most floating Decks adjust to 4.5" These Days.

    Your Second Problem is that You are Too Tall to be Mowing's Dangerous.
  3. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I got the Hustler walkbehind, and I think there was something about height adjustment in the literature. I am 5 11 and it works ok stock for me, so I did not attempt to adjust it.
  4. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    The Hustler WB have 2 settings on the handle bar height. Any floating deck WB will adjust from 1.5 to 4inch cut height.
  5. woodycrest

    woodycrest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    yup, i can relate to the taller than 6 foot problem...

    i have not found ANY piece of equipment that is comfortable for my height(6'5'')...longer handlebars help a little , but the 'angle' of the bars needs to be steeper...
  6. cutrite

    cutrite LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    I'm only 6'1" but once I was mowing around a tree watching to not hit any roots,and you guessed it I hit a limb.I went right done on my ass.Never seen it coming. :dizzy:
  7. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    I was demoing this mower and measered the blades at 5.5" it was confortable once I got used to the controls im 6'2"


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