What is your main mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by recycledsole, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Messages: 5,281

    Kubozta zd 326 for me hehe. For me in your situation is buy a 52 inch 725d grasshopper if I wanted the cream of the crop. I'd also be looking at a 52 inch scag cheetah. I'd also look into the stander market.
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  2. Outlawn

    Outlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 735

    26" eXmark Metro and 36" Hustler Fastrak.
    About to get a 52" Great Dane Surfer, which will take alot of the load off of the Hustler.
  3. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    I use 72' 75% of time and 60'' 25%

    I mow from 5k to 70acres
    On few the 5k jobs I'll use my 72''

    Time is money way the market is I want the most production as I can get

    Like today My son and I mowed 7 hrs and made $1200 from 11 lawns we used 2- 72'' mowers on 8 lawns and 1 60'' on the other 3. I haul 3 mowers on my trailer.
    I rather have a ZTR but there is times I wish I had a 50'' class WB on some jobs to change up the stripes. The Hustler Trimstar I like for a WB easy to run.

    Brands You need pick what you like. What I like you might not.
  4. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Messages: 5,281

    Personally is buy a push mower, 32 wb, 52 stander, and a 72 ztr. I think those are the most bang for the buck.
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  5. smokenjoe_10

    smokenjoe_10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    54in john deere x739 is my main backup is 48in toro grandstand
  6. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,021

    Take your gate sizes into consideration. The reason we originally went with 52 over 61 was because a 52 fits through most of our gates. This season we bought a Turf Tiger in 52 for the same reason. When we do our larger properties we just double team them with 2x52s.
  7. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,262

    thanks everyone. the gates will hold me back on about half the properties, being about 40 inches, so my 36" is a must. I like the idea of a ztr because sitting down will allow me to relax a little more. landscaping is a very demanding job. yesterday I moved 30,000LBS of dirt by myself. it would be nice if I could just ride around on a mower for a few days a week at least!
  8. Billscaping

    Billscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    I have and use a 36 scag and Honda hrx self propelled our yards in Phoenix aren't that huge for a 48 or 52,I have some half acre and 1 acre yards,scag em with no sulky
  9. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,262

    I just bought a velke, let me recommend it to you billscaping. Its worth it and I have only cut 1 small yard . for an acre it will save you ALOT of energy.
  10. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    I carry three mowers.
    46" Lazer z, 48" walker ghs, 32" ferris hydrocut.
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