The worst commercial mower you've owned.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chipk1, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. chipk1

    chipk1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 398

    What is the worst commercial mower you owned? Manufacture, model, year, and why it is the worst?
  2. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    61" Wright Sentar. I'm not sure on the year, I think a 2003-2005 though. It had a 25hp Kawasaki. I hated everything about that mower except the quality of cut and power, both were excellent. I wanted to run that mower into a pond. It makes my blood pressure rise just thinking about that thing...UGH :angry:
  3. ncls

    ncls LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    52" bobcat rider. Actually, the mower wan't bad, but the supplier, Haywood Industries?, sucked the life out of it. They never had parts in stock for it.

    Haywood? sucks.

    I want to be correct on the supplier. I will get confirmation and post back. This is a regional supplier, and they blow at what they are supposed to do.
  4. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,083

    A Howard Price 180 large area mower.
    That pos broke faster than a democrat in front of a senate committee on ethics.
    80 hp Perkins diesel engine was the only thing good about that machine.
    Sum b i t c h broke literally every time it was run.
  5. jrc lawncare

    jrc lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Lesco floating deck wb. Couldn't get rid of it quick enough. Horrendous cut, & controls sucked. Bought another tthp.
  6. 2 clowns mowing

    2 clowns mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 566

    husqavarna ztr 60" cut it left strips when cutting dealer said i need to mow yard twice? i got my money back
  7. Rons Rightway Lawncare

    Rons Rightway Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    Encore 60 inch hydro walkbehind..... It left a strip of clippings between the far left and middle blades, and overall did not have a good cut. I also owned a Encore 48 inch and pair of 36 inch walkbehinds, they all sucked, but the 60 was the worse.
  8. PearceLawn

    PearceLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    44" Toro ztr. Broke so many times I can't count them. It also had an electrical problem no one seemed to be able to figure out.
  9. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    I had ztr husky for about 6 months and wasn't happy with it. It was a used machine when I got it and didn't cut well with new blades and just didn't do that well for me so I sold it for a small loss
  10. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,714

    JD, 60" ZTR with 25 HP Kohler engine. Biggest piece of junk I have ever owned.

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