Walker mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chub, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. chub

    chub LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Hey guys,I have been looking for a new mower,and have been doing some pricing. These are the features I want,48"-54" cut and I bag my grass due to alot of buildings ect. When I have been pricing the different models they all seem priced well until you add the bagger,The nice thing about the walker is that the bagger is a factory option and not alot more money. Dealer support is not an issue ;I have many dealers all close that handle every major brand. Any of you Walker owners care to reply that would be great,the only thing that concerns me with the Walker is the kohler motor. Any suggestions would be appreciated from the guys who bag there grass [mower types ect.]Thanks again, Chub
  2. BarrFarms

    BarrFarms LawnSite Member
    from Ne Ar
    Messages: 143

    I bought a walker MSGHS last week, 13/42" It sounds underpowered but I have no problem with it in tall wet zoysia or bermuda. I am looking at purchasing a MTGHS 26 Kohler EFI / 52" GHS. The 52" is a special order option I am told. These machines will run $10000-$11000. I don't know of a walker besides the MS that dosent have a kohler, other than the MD kubota diesel.

  3. shade tree landscaping

    shade tree landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 915

    I just bought in the spring of this year a 42inch with the 20hp model C. More than enough power, never had an issue where I needed a bigger engine. No complaints at all
  4. MortonLawn

    MortonLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    You can't go wrong with a Walker, plenty of power and a big plus is they are VERY easy to oil change/work on. I bought the 42' 20 hp kohler mtghs model a little over 3 years ago. absolutely love it!!:)
  5. MisfitBobletts

    MisfitBobletts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    i have a 42" Walker with the 24.5hp Kubota with the GHS, plenty of power and easy to work on...but i always had trouble with clogging in wet conditions and i got sick of bagging so i got a new exmark with a 60" deck and a mulch kit. But they are definatly good machines.
  6. chub

    chub LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Just had another thought,Would the blower vac pick up walnuts? I have two walnut trees,they may be a problem.
  7. bigclawn

    bigclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    Have had Walkers in our fleet since 1996--we now have 4 including a Super B, MB, Mtghs26 and the Kubota unit. Have sold several units over the years, all with over 2,500 hrs and still running fine, and, to the best of my knowledge--still running!
    They all get run hard--still have my original machine, a 1996 with a 25 Kubota gas---never had any real issues---there's a place for these machines in almost any company and it's a worthwhile investment.
  8. b121774

    b121774 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    An mtghs with the new 10.5" blower would probably suck up walnut's. Huge difference over the 10".
  9. grassaholic

    grassaholic LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    It will pick up some walnuts but don't count on it to clean them up from a lawn. If your worried about the walnuts hurting the mower.... NO WAY!!!! The Walker GHS can handle a Walnut.
  10. mr.greenjeans

    mr.greenjeans LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    My Walker is a 96. It's twelve years old and has 3400+ hrs. It eats walnuts for breakfast but does not clean them up completely. I replaced the hydros last winter and it now goes up hills as it did when it was new. It goes through about a quart of oil every two weeks. Nothing....NOTHING, leaves better lines than a walker. I have the flip up deck. Easy to scrape, and blade changeing is a breeze. It also fits on the trailer when others won't because the deck can be raised after the mower is backed onto the trailer.

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