Walk Behind Question?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MOturkey, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,781

    Another stupid question, I'm sure, but I have been seriously thinking about buying a walk behind mower to use in conjunction with my 60 inch Z next year. I'm wondering whether most of you find a 36 WB will actually pass through most 36 inch gates (predominantly chain link in this area), or would one have to go to a 34 or 32? Thanks

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    Did you measure your gates,a tape measure is standard equipment in the trucks new customers call and we measure for mowers and routing,on the 38 inch gates here we push or weedeat the small yards the customers don't mind on big backyards we push fun fun.
  3. jiggz

    jiggz LawnSite Senior Member
    from jerz
    Messages: 646

    nah man youll need a 32.. I use 2 of them.. Bobcats, and they just squeeze threw 36 inch gates, by squeeze i mean the deck is normally scrapping on both sides..I wouldnt even mess with a 34 or 36 its not like there gonna slam threw areas quicker then the 32..and anything bigger youll be using ya Z anyway..at least this way, your almost guaranteed to fit every ware

  4. mitw44

    mitw44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    I have several yards where the 32 will barely fit through, mainly privacy fence gates to back yards. The 32 is the way to go for a smaller walkbehind.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    The 32,34 and 36 are fine but they are pricey with no electric start i would stick with a push if you have time,the z-cat is a hoss i have 42 inch, i have 2 properties where the cat will not fit,if you buy, it need's run to clear your money.
  6. howardsells2000

    howardsells2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 355

    I have a 36" and it doesn't fit a lot of times so I bought a 32" and haven't had any problems since. I say buy a 32", better safe than sorry.
  7. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    another 32 user here too-lots of gates here in fla
  8. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,781

    Thanks for the replys. I suppose measuring is kind of a no-brainer, but I haven't run into this problem but once, actually. I'm just thinking toward the future and am hoping to increase my residential base here in town, where more yards are fenced.

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