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Walk Behind Recommendations

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BigTwoHearted, May 5, 2003.

  1. BigTwoHearted

    BigTwoHearted LawnSite Member
    from VA (z7)
    Messages: 17

    The time has come to replace my overworked and oft abused JD rider. A walk behind with a sulky just seems to make sense to me. From what I've read in the posts, Gravely, Hustler, Exmark, Scag, and Lesco seem to be the big 5. I know nothing about the aforementioned, and the closest thing to me resembling a serious dealership sells Deere. The only thing I am sold on is Kawasaki engines: this is a must-have for me, as I could not kill the last one I had, no matter how I tried. Anyone care to offer an opinion as to the best choice in a walk behind for heavy duty residential and occasional weekend commerical use?

    Many thanks,

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  3. yardman1

    yardman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    I am a Scag person myself, but if I was going to buy another walk-behind it would probably be the exmark. But I don't use walkbehinds that much anymore.
  4. johnhenry

    johnhenry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    Hustler or exmark
  5. P&J Lawncare

    P&J Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    Hustler all the way

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  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    I like Red...Exmark Red :D
  7. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    hustler all the way. best in ergonomics and simplicity. built like a tank.
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812


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  9. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Don't just check out the mower although that is very important but also check out the dealership to see what kind of service you will get after the sale. Parts and service are important unless you fix everything yourself. See if they will offer a loaner while your machine is in the shop. Make sure to demo each machine you are serious about on your properties.

  10. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    So that's why your nickname is Scag48? LOL

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