Walker advice on wheels from users please

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by oxfordlawn, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. oxfordlawn

    oxfordlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Im going to grab a small Walker 18 hp 42" deck for gated yards. My dealer has in the showroom a model with 2 smaller wheels in the back as opposed to the one usual larger. The brochure and internet show the same mower with the 1 larger in the back. Which is preferable?? I feel the larger wont leave turn around divots as easily, is this true?? Thats what I want--no divots! :)
  2. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,239

    Get the two wheels. My navigator has the large tail wheel, and it will and does leave a little twist mark, when wet. The walker I used for years before my navigator never had that problem....and it had the two center tail wheels.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2011
  3. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    I have a Walker and have owned both. I will always get the dual tail wheels. As stated the big single will leave a divot and when you think about it it makes sense. When you stop to turn that wheel plants and spins, creating a divot. The dual can make a divot but is less likely as you get better with the mower. The wheels counter-rotate on the turns making it less likely to divot. The single tail wheel admittedly makes a nicer solid stripe but I like the dual wheels for the reasons given above. Good choice in mower!
  4. oxfordlawn

    oxfordlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Thank you very much for the replies. Great info

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