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These mowers look alike! Have you tried one?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Critical Care, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,654

    You know, these bagging mowers sure look similar. I've used a Walker, but wonder if any of you have tried any others? Did Walker lead the pack with the first prototype?

    The mowers below are: Jacobsen, Toro, Bunton, Scags, Walker, and Bobcat.

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  2. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    I have run the scag cougar. My boss had one for a day when our 3 wheeler was in the shop. It ran alright, but I would rather have the 3 wheeler or ZTR.

    It was 2 years ago, and I was a good 6 inches shorter, the bagging unit made it a little tough to see backing up, and it was akward to do quick turns.

    they are alright machines, but i wouldnt own one.

    as for the design, they are all similar.
  3. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    hey, i cant offer to much insight on the bagging aspect of your question however if you are asking my opinion on which rider to choose i would reccamend the bob cat, i have used two of them for many hours and have no complaints at all. also the toro is a well known rider with great customer service and generally many service centers around. on another note i have heard many good things about walkers bagging system, looks pretty good. good luck
  4. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 927

    I choose this one thanks!

    I demoed a Scag cougar in a side by side comparison to the walker. Bottom line, the walker was better in every way (by a little) and weighs less and is smaller.

  5. GrassFearsMe

    GrassFearsMe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Walker owns all those others machince! Remember that whne you got o buy a new machine.
  6. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    the jacobson, bunton, and bobcat are going to be similar. They have the same parent company.
    the scag and toro are their own machine. and the walker is in a class by itself.

    If you start to look closer at the design of the mowers; in the deck, the bagging and chute design and the power unit you will se the differences.
  7. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,654

    You're right Paul, the Jacobsen, Bunton, and Bobcat have the same parent company, but look at how the guy is controlling the Bobcat. Typical skid-steer controls, but I believe that the jacobsen and the Bunton have their throttle levers to the left of the seat. Interesting...

    Ksland... I like your toys! And are those low profile tires on the Walker???

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