What is a commercial mower?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Rod73, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. Rod73

    Rod73 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    How do you tell if a mower is commercial grade or not? Do you go by the horsepower and/or deck cutting size or what? I have 2 Briggs 20Hp, 42in cut yardman, are these commercial compared to a 15Hp, 42inch ZTR?
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    60" fuel injected lazer. Now thats commercial :cool:

  3. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    Commercial is in the sense of the word, as they are designed with the intent to be used commercially (a machine for industry business). This is general means they are built more durable to handle a longer life cycle before failure. Since for example homeowners use their mowers 1 hour per week, and LCO's use their's 40 hours per week, there is quite a difference in how they have to be built.
    HP, size, or any one variable does not make any machine commercial grade. It has to be the entire design of the machine, so that it was actually designed to endure constant use.
  4. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    These are all comercial grade mowers
    yes even the frankincub in front.

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  5. J.Gordon

    J.Gordon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    Click on the sponsor links on the top of the page. Hustler - Exmark - Wright – Bad Boy - Ferris - Great Dane - Gravely and Lastec. Then look at Murrys
    or Craftsmans.You will see the difference between commercial and homeowner.
  6. apluslawn

    apluslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    commercial mowers are machines that are designed to be used day in and day out. residential mowers are fof ocasional use and will not hold up to everyday use.
  7. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Put it this way. If it says Yardman on the side it AINT commercial equipment.And its not the engine that determines if it is comm. or home stuff. The home stuff is coming with commercial grade engines now. Its the transmission, steering mech.s, steel gauge. deck design, tires , wheels, bearings, etc.

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