Walk behinds

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MowforMoney, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. MowforMoney

    MowforMoney LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    I think for next year I am going to get a new walk behind. My only thing is I don't know what I should get. I am thinking about getting a small one. Like a 32" or a 36". The only reason I want to is so i don't have to have my 21inch for fences anymore. I was wondering if anyone has used any of these mowers: The billy goat believe its 33", the quick 36", and I was also checking out the sutech 33", looked like a nice mower, just havn't seen any of them. Now besides that I was also thinking about getting a scag, either 36" or probably the 48". I know I want the hydro version of the scag, just wondering what everyones oppinion on the scag was, or if it exmark was better to go with. And I am going to demo all of these for myself, I just like to see what everyone has to say. So feel free to suggest anything else to.
  2. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    For the 32" to 36" models, these models would be something to look at:

    Toro/Exmark 32"
    Ferris 32" hydro
    Any commercial brand 36" would do well.

    The Billy Goat 33" mower is not bad and has a lot of potential. It is light weight, compact and leaves a nice cut. However, the Briggs engine sucks up too much fuel, height adjustments are a bit bothersome, speed control is too abrupt and I am not sure how it cuts in mulch or bagging mode.

    Stay away from the Sutech 33". Too many quality issues and it leaves a bad cut.

    Of the choices listed, the Ferris 32" or Toro 32" would be my choice. The ferris a single hydro and you have to manually steer while the toro/exmark steers itself but it is not a hydro.

    Good luck
  3. I use scag hydro walks..they are built like tanks Indistructable.Cut great and stripe great without a stripe roller.

    Only problems ive had was a coil that went out on the engine on my 36.
    Ive always been pleased by the performance of scag walkbehind's
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Better Quick 36. They have a banner on top of the page. Its a hydro too!

  5. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    Take a look at your Yazoo/Kees dealer. I got a flier about a week ago. 36 inch belt drive walk behind for just under $1900 This is a good durable machine requiring very little and simple maintainence.
  6. MowforMoney

    MowforMoney LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    The yazoo mowers look like good mowers I was checking them out on their site, But I prefer Kohler engines over the Kaw.
  7. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    Get a Bob-Cat!!!!!!! Bob-Cat's stripe fantastically, their quality of cut is far superior to all other brands and they are built like tanks!!!! A Bob-Cat mower will not let you down!!!!
  8. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Scag is definately a tough and good mower. Id go with the 36" for gates. I have had one for quite some time and even with my bigger mowers, I still use the 36" a lot for gates. I have recently purchased a 48" and have been able to access gates as well, however u must be able to manuver it. It can be a little tricky, but practice makes perfect
  9. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2,222

    eXmark HP's,,,,,,No one Builds Better Residential Walks for Mulching...Scag uses Same Carrier Frames on all Deck Sizes Which Makes Them Long......Toro Walks are Garbage Period...Don't Like H-Bar on the Hustler's...And Anything less than DD Hydro's Just Plain Suck !

    dishboy likes this.
  10. ScCo

    ScCo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    So basically if it isn't what you have it is a piece of crap?



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