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V ride or walk behind?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by brandonppr, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. brandonppr

    brandonppr LawnSite Member
    from tn
    Messages: 57

    I am getting another mower this year right now I have a 36" freedom z. I need another mower and I am looking at the 48" V ride or a hydro walk behind.

    How is the V ride on hills compared to walkbehind?

    advantages or disadvatages of either?
  2. touhey33

    touhey33 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 778

    The vride is going to have fleet pricing on a single purchase in February. I got quoted at 6400 for the 52" and will be getting it.
  3. brandonppr

    brandonppr LawnSite Member
    from tn
    Messages: 57

    Yeah I got the same pricing here.
  4. oldclawn

    oldclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Geen Envy--let me know which dealer in the area quoted you this 6,400! This is much lower than the quotes I've been getting!
  5. brandonppr

    brandonppr LawnSite Member
    from tn
    Messages: 57

    I just looked at my quote again.
    Here is what I was quoted
    36" $6000 + tax
    48" $6600 + tax
    52" $6700 + tax

    so you got a better price than I did.
  6. SouthSide Cutter

    SouthSide Cutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,331

    Wish you could walk behind the V Ride like the Grandstand. Might come in handy that way. And if I were to buy just one it would be the V ride. Seen the price from 7400 to around 6000.
  7. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,049

    A walk behind will stick on hills better than a V-ride.
    V-ride weighs 400 lbs. more than walk behind plus your weight on it would cause it to rut a soft yard.
  8. brandonppr

    brandonppr LawnSite Member
    from tn
    Messages: 57

    I just called another dealer and got a quote for $6400 for the 48"

    I think I'm going to get the V ride for now. I want to see how it does and I might get a lightweight walk behind also if there is a need.
  9. Baytownlawncare

    Baytownlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 236

    How has that freedom Z worked out for you? I have been leary of it since it is not commercial grade.
  10. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,585

    v-ride, if a hill is bad enough that the v-ride cant conquor it then just use the 36". v-ride with increase your productivity and reduce wear and tear on your body. plus they are built like sherman tanks

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