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What’s the new Q36?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by flakebortch, Mar 13, 2020.

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  1. flakebortch

    flakebortch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    Ten years ago I owned a Quick 36 Samuri. It was cheap but solid. BOP since went out of business, and I was wondering if anyone filled the market void for a mid-size walk behind that costs half the price of the big names.
     
  2. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,499

    As far as a powerful, lightweight & short WB riding on oversized tires, no, there is nothing currently able to compete. Your Samurai had an electric start KAW 15hp, was around 350 lbs and only 59" long.

    Your 36" Samurai was a single hydro w/ three short blades?
    About the only thing semi-comparable out there now is the Ferris FW-15. Though, it is longer at ~74" and a 32" cutting width w/ two timed-blades, but lighter at 285 lbs - though riding on narrower tires for ~$3K.

    I loved my Quickie 32 single hydros w/ electric start KAW at 340 lbs and 66" long. Perfect mower for my business. But, I had to retire them last year and am now using the above Ferris. There are a few threads here at LS on these. These are not w/o their faults, but I'm making it work and it fits my business model. Enter the naysayers...
     
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  3. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,360

    I was in a neighborhood yesterday. Another LCO stopped by, with a Walker and an Exmark z and a Honda 21. Asked me about my Quick mowers on my trailer. A 36 and 44 dual hydros. He started talking about how he cannot use the big mowers as its to wet and got stuck a couple times this week already. I then brag about my Quick mowers and their light weight and at times I just surf right over standing water. When it dries out, I'll use my riders, but for now the BOP's get the job done.
     
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  4. danothemano

    danothemano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 384

    Jacobsen WZT, it's a BOP, look it up

    Dixie Chopper Pursuit if u can find one, I think they're discontinued.
     
  5. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,360

    Shhhhh... I'm waiting for SLE to put them on clearance, like they did the Dixie, don't want to create demand.
     
  6. danothemano

    danothemano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 384

    Yea... I remember February 2019, they had a 44 Dixie for $2000!

    It was a floor model, but it was up for sale for days

    Nowadays, ill trade 3 hand sanitizer for one
     
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  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,935

    Dixie Chopper/BOP/ and Jacobsen are now all owned by The Alamo Group. They are restarting production of some models and reestablishing their dealer network. They "might" have parts available for your old BOP.
     
  8. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,145

    I looked at the jac wzt- a briggs 18 hp -no thanks. no way I am using that engine to make a living
     
  9. prezek

    prezek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 753

    I bought a 32 dixie pursuit for 1800 last winter. Figured I’d give it a shot for a few really tight gates as opposed to a push mower. The things they changed compared to the BOP were awful.
     
  10. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 17,214

    Ferris fw15?
    It’s 32”
    The fw25 is about 3 times the price
     

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