the "walker" by walker

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BMFD92, May 1, 2008.

  1. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    I don't see many people on here with them but does anyone know if you can run the snowblower or perferator on the walkbehind walker and if you can change say from a 36" SD deck to a 56" deck? Anyone with any info or who has one, please give me some information.
  2. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,167

    They are only a 15 horse., probably not enough for a 52. The dealer here won't stock any here because they are hard to work on. Lots of parts in a small space, belt changes require a lift etc.
  3. ATouchofGrass

    ATouchofGrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from CT
    Messages: 507

    They are great mowers ive heard. I am actually looking into buying one, but i dont know about the engine size will be able to handle my needs for it. I do like how the deck flips up for your trailer so it doesnt take up as much space etc.
  4. bigclawn

    bigclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    hard to work on--what a croc--they are as easy as eating pie to work on, on those moghty rare occasions whne you might have too......
  5. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,167


    Might be that they are easy to work on and they don't expect any shop money on them. I don't believe most of what salesman say , I just repeated what the he said. I wonder if the 15 is enough HP for the 42 inch mulch deck?
  6. Zooropa93

    Zooropa93 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    the 15hp kawi is fine for the 42" mulch deck, but the 56" will bog it down. I love walker's products, and I might take some crap for this as a dealer for them, but I don't feel the walk behind is as good as the rest of their line. They really need to offer a higher horsepower option for the larger decks.
  7. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,167

    Do you know the list price on the "Walker" with the 42 mulch deck?
  8. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    I would like to be able to switch from 48" deck to a 36" deck when needed. I am just wondering if the decks are interchangeable like the walker ride ons. Can you run the perferator or the snow blower on them too?
  9. ztrlvr

    ztrlvr LawnSite Member
    from US
    Messages: 102

    On the decks, yes.

    As far as the perf and snowblower I would say no. The perf pretty much requires you to be on the tractor to monitor speed and to raise and lower tines. The snowblower has two chains that mount to the chassis of a tractor to assist in lifting the blower via springs. If you did 'rig' it up to work you would always be fighting against the mechanical advantage used to runn the blower.

    The Walker-Walker interchanging a 48 and 36 mulch deck would work fine.
  10. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    ok thanks for the info

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