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Walker mower

griffin16

LawnSite Member
Location
massachusetts
I have demoed the exmark, toro, and the walker. I liked the walker the best, But would like to have other opinions, Fire away!!
 
Try the search. Its a very common question. There are tons of differant views on the machines you listed.
I know I have asked the same questin my self.
goodluck
:cool:
 

hboyd_com

LawnSite Member
Location
PA
All good machines with different benefits. Pick the one with the right features for the properties that you service .... or want to service.

Also, don't forget to factor in how you feel about the dealer.
 

LB Landscaping

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Maine
Do a search like stated above. The Walker is a greta machine if you have the right properties for it. I love mine but you'll get alot of mixed reviews here. They either love em or hate em!!!:D Up here 95% of us use them, all you see is Walkers. What size are you looking at???
 
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griffin16

LawnSite Member
Location
massachusetts
I am looking at the 48" ghs, 9.5 bushel hopper, 26hp efi.
It seems like a bullet proof design, The big question will be hills, I have a few yards that the toro refused to do. I do not like the knobby all terrain tires that walker offers.
 

LB Landscaping

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Maine
I've got the low profile tires on mine, hills aren't a problem for me, but if hey ae I just back up the hill and come down straight.
 

GrassFearsMe

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Long Island, NY
My company is looking into buying the same model walker. I have run them before and they are great for clean-ups. Alot of grass clippings, alot, be prepared to collect, if you got big properties maybe not the fastest mower to be doin them with, the walker you are looking at is for moderately sized lawns. I
 

capt.craig

LawnSite Member
Lb landscaping like I said i just purchased a diesel , I have hillsalso should i be looking at the low profile tires? do they make a difference? thanks Craig
 

LB Landscaping

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Maine
I think the aggressive tires you spoke of are better for traction purposes, but they can tear up the turf easier when you turn. Not sure about the low profile but I have liked them, they are great after it rains. Since they are wider they don't leave ruts as bad as the skinnier tires. What kind of properties do you ususally mow???
 
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