What is the best mower for overgrown lots?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by collegefundms, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. collegefundms

    collegefundms LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    I have been contacted by a local realtor that would like to get me to mow her foreclosed homes. We are currently running 48" exmark lazer z's. Im pretty sure their up to the challenge but what other mower would you recommend. I have also been looking at an overpowered dixie chopper.
  2. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 867

    Husqvarna pz I ran it into 4 foot grass and cut it down to 2.5 inches didn't have a problem discharge was great I highly recommend demoing it our the yazoo/kees or dixon versions
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  3. mnglocker

    mnglocker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 758

    Get a walk behind brush mower and follow through with your current ZTRs and baggers.
  4. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    these jobs arnt usually worth the beating you put on your equiptment. but a job is a job these days
  5. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,280

    I would invest in a WB brushmower, if you plan on targeting this kind of work. Finish mowers are not designed to mow really overgrown properties. Alot of guys will beat up their machines on an occaisional overgrown lot with high grass and weeds. I have done lots where everything needed cleared out, small bushes and trees, along with the 4ft high grass. There is no way anything but a WB brushmower could have cleared out these properties. Check craigslist or Ebay for a used one. DR, Billygoat and Snapper all make a decent one without breaking the bank.
  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,614

    I wouldnt invest in anything where I had to rely on the bank or realtors. Use your Z's. Theyre fine.

    The hard part would be the crappy places where the lawn was never made into lawn and is all stumps and rocks.
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    My mower is the best but you can't have it nyah nyah nyaah nyaaah
  8. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    somebody elses mower.
  9. collegefundms

    collegefundms LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    I have been looking at dixie choppers also or a diesel mower how are these options?
  10. mnglocker

    mnglocker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 758

    You'll only need thebrush mower once on the properties for the initial cut. Go rent a WB Brush cutter and building it into the price.

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