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What is a good 20 in. mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tomoaktree, Feb 27, 2001.

  1. tomoaktree

    tomoaktree LawnSite Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 114

    I need a good commercial trim mower for small yards,tight areas and small hills where my zero turn and wb run into scalping ,digging and uneven cut.Any suggestions?
  2. cutterj

    cutterj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    not sure if i'm one to take advice form because i'm just startun out, but i have a toro personal pace mower. Its the best. I also have a crapsmen. I won't say what a waste that was.
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I have a Honda that I got new in early 80's. Still cranks on 1st pull. But I only put it on the trailer for about 1 lawn now. It runs about 2 minutes. :)

    Let me say this, if I was looking for one these days I would not buy something that expensive. Not to many people cut with them long. Now days people upgrade to bigger commercial equipment. I would buy a cheap 21. Spend your money were it counts and a 21" is not it.

    [Edited by 65hoss on 02-28-2001 at 01:00 AM]
  4. VLM

    VLM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    There are alot of new mowers out this yr. I just saw them last week. John Deer is putting out a new line that looks good as well as Toro. You will hear alot of people tell you to get the commercial grade mowers ($800-$1000), but I really dont think they are worth the extra money. In the past I've used the lawnboy self propell 3 in 1. Stay away from the Tecumsas (poorly built) and the 2 strokes (burn too much fuel and have exhaust problems). Good luck.
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    I use the John Deere 21 inch self propelled mowers. Mulch it, bag it or side discharge it.
  6. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    honda 21 inch mowers are awesome. i too have one that is 14 yrs old and still running like new. i also give a good word for the small honda trimm mower.
  7. klite

    klite LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    I saw a 21" JD the other day with swivel weels on the front W/6.5 Briggs commercial. Looked pretty sturdy to me,was 3n1 also.
  8. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    I have 2 old snapper 21 in. p/mowers I've had for yrs.
  9. KindGardener

    KindGardener LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    I use an older Tru-Cut 21" rotary - rear bag.

    Not too heavy, the handle/deck attachment is real stiff, so manuveuring it around things is no problem.

    check it out (not sure what the Mfr site is - but here's a distributor):


    They come with a bigger engine now - which is a good idea in heavy kikuyu or st augustine in the summer
  10. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    I agree with 65 hoss! Dont spend your money on a trim mower. I use mine about 15 minutes a week! Get a cheap $100 mtd and take the other 800-$900 and buy a new trimmer and back pack blower! at 100 bucks... you might have to replace it every couple years.... big deal!

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