walker or navigator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mds2000, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. mds2000

    mds2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    i have looked at other treads but nothing helps.
    i recently purchased a grandstand and had nothing but problems with it leaving clumps of grass everywhere wet dry didnt make a differance.:dizzy:

    i returned it and want to pick a grass handling unit and am liking a walker but the dealer suport is not the best. a navigator is less appealing but the dealer support is awesome.

    i want around a 26 -27 hp range and not sure on deck size between a 42 - 48
    and wanted to know what all of you use and prefer and maintenance is not an issue i love working on my stuff. :canadaflag:

    NEWGUYRI LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 593

    WALKER HANDS DOWN, Everyone on here uses walker, and I think there must be a reason for it!
  3. B Gillespie

    B Gillespie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    Walker has EFI and/or liquid cooling. More deck choice. Suspension seat. Options to handle clippings like bins, bags, and high dump. Those are the features that sold me on a Walker.

    Many dealers are discounting prices to move units.

    As far as dealers, my local Exmark dealer is not very accomadating, but the Walker dealer is great.
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  4. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    Both are good mowers. IMO, a good dealer is a major factor when purchasing. Being able to get parts/service quickly is a great selling point to me.
  5. vanncann

    vanncann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Have had both, Walker did a great job when running. Navigator great with no problems, just over priced. Will probley go back to walker next go around and just use a different dealer. Neather local dealers care about the customer just the profit.
  6. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 908

    Walkers here. Had a friend with navigator, he traded for a walker within 6 months.
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  7. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 5,604

    Navigator's weigh in at 200 lbs more , if you like ruts and wheel tracks............................
  8. sydanna Lawn Care

    sydanna Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 113

    :canadaflag:I'm going to buy a Walker for 2010 the season. Way more options etc...
  9. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    I know this is kinda vague, but my freinds tell me that in the morning the guys go straight for the red machines. Yet the guys that have been doing this for many years go for the yellow ones. Kinda interested as to why.
  10. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    walker the dealer were i live is unreal. They are the greatest dealer around here and are the most helpful. walker hands down

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