what 36" mowe to go with?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by S man, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    I'm thinking ahead when my business really kicks into gear and will need a 36" mower to go along with my exmark lazer. I'm either thinking another phazer, turf tracer hp, viking, or metro. I want to find one of those used but in good condition. It won't be used all the time so I don't need it brand new. Which should I go with? It will be used for smaller residentials and for gates that the lazer won't fit through and for soft easy to mess up turf. Also would the 15 hp they put on all the 36" w/bs be enough power to mulch? I have trouble mulching with the 19 on my 46" deck. Any input or advice is appreciated. Thanks
  2. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,447

    15hp is plenty of power on a wb.
  3. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,624

    i have been thinking about the same thing for two weeks now. I think im going with a 36" stander but a Quick 36 was my second choice and i hear there great complements to bigger mows such as your lazer
  4. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,527

    weve got 32 " and 48 " exmark metros with 15 horse kaws
    and we really like them . weve ran the 48 3 years now ,
    and the 32 just this season (and we have older versions of both) .
    one thing ide say is that on
    the 48 we got the upright handle bars as opposed to the
    regular handles that point straight back and the uprights
    make it harder to manuever machine around or tilt it up
    so ide never get them on another machine . but ide guess
    some like them , i just dont .

    and just a thought is that we run into alot of jobs
    that have gates only the 32 will fit through and if our smallest
    was a 36 we'd have to turn alot of jobs down .
  5. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    just buy about 5 different ones and keep the one you like, kinda likeyou did with your ztr. lol just kiding.
  6. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    If your just looking into gear drive, I'd grab a 32". I have run into a good number of yards where if I was still running my 36"er, I wouldn't get through the gate. 15hp should be fine. I have a 15hp kohler on my 32"viking hydro. It had the full mulch kit on it in the spring, and it did fine!
  7. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 911

    :laugh:, Lawn Site members are gonna give you a hard time about that for years, S MAN.
  8. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 946

    Didn't you just have a Stander about that size??
  9. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    The stander was TOO heavy and hard to change heights. I'm really looking at just a plain 32" w/b or another phazer. Like I said the phazer was an awsome mower and I was blind to have sold it.:cry:

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Get a 32" gear drive walkbehind. Pretty much an indestructable machine. I love mine and dont know what I would do without it.

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