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walker mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gmcplowtruck, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. gmcplowtruck

    gmcplowtruck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    i currently have a toro z and i bag with a trac vac mounted on it i am considering buying a walker mower i was looking at the model c and got qouted $8500 is this agood price and is the model c a good model
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Why do you need a walker or that type mower
  3. gmcplowtruck

    gmcplowtruck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    i bagg a few lawns and had a toro z 350 and it bagged great
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Demo the walker first. I think its a little slower then the 350.
  5. gmcplowtruck

    gmcplowtruck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    yes i know its slower itll do about 7mph and the toro would do about 9mph but im looking for quality and agility im trying to find out which dedicated bagging unit is the best i also like that if you dont want to bag you can lift the door and blow out the back i couldent do that with my toro
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    A demo is in order then. Good luck
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,283

    The blow out the back is almost like a sidedischarge and their little device has to be modified because it throw stuff too far. We didn't want it blowing stuff on sidewalks and into bed etc. so we added some plastic curtains onto it.
  8. turf dog

    turf dog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

  9. zamboni

    zamboni LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Yes it's always better to demo a mower first, however it's a Walker. I bought a MT 20 HP 42" without demoing it because I saw other LCO's use Walkers. They looked like fun and easy to handle. Mine cost $9,400 tax incl. Quality will bring quantity. Don't ever listen to the guys talk about speed and huge HP. Unless you are cutting 4+ acres it is completely unnecessary. My business multiplied and I'm not sore at all at the end of the day. They dump easily. They are small to get you the small acounts, but have the ability to handle 2-3 acres with no problem. The quality they create is second to none. I have the tine rake attachment for spring and fall and it works wonders. If I had this machine in HS I never would have wasted 7 years in college getting a bachelors and masters degree. They are $$$ making machines. Just get one. Cheers.
  10. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

    I'm a fan of the larger unit. If its going to be your main mower go with the 26hp EFI, its worth the money. The MC has a 20hp, and a larger blower so that is a plus.
    Prices: (they may go in either direction) Low pros, 9.5 box, HD deck gear box
    MCGHS with a 42" deck- $8600
    MTGHS 26hp, 48" GHS deck- $10800

    Give me more info on the machine's application and we can tell you what Walker is more appropriate.

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