What kind of mowers are people using?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by KadInt508, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Shasta Lake Landscaping

    Shasta Lake Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Ferris 3100 32hp 61"
    Snapper Pro s75x 22hp 52"
    Snapper Pro sw20 13hp 36"
    Love all my mowers
    Like the fact there all the same company too.
  2. blakerugg

    blakerugg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 450

    around where i am exmark and scag are the most popular. exmark has better dealers though. personally i use an exmark 36 walk behind and a 54 JD tractor with a cyclone rake. the tractor shines in the fall for the leaves.
  3. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 867

    I'm running two dixon ztr's.

    2010 dixon grizzly (husqvarana PZ) 29 kawi and 60" deck

    2007 dixon kodiak with a 21 kawi 52" deck

    I also have 2006 toro WB, but I really never use it. The toro just sits at the house.
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  4. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    Scag WB's and Stander ZK.
  5. DitchDr

    DitchDr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    our commercial truck has 2 Gravely 260's on it
    one of my res trucks has a Dixie 44in ZTR and a Gravely 34in ZTR and a Snapper 21in
    the other has a Gravely 50in and a 34in, as well as a Snapper 21in.

    Were going to sell the Dixie as soon as I get around to getting a new Gravely 44in.

    We are gonna be demoing a Gravely stander model next week. Might swap out to them if it increases production.
  6. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
    Messages: 1,382

    I started this year with an 07 eXmark metro 36" walk behind. It has a mulching kit/blades and the "ride on" sulky. This mower is amazing. We handle roughly 30 accounts and it handles them all flawlessly. No clumping or double cutting ever necessary. By the time I finish cutting every yard my guy is wrapping it up with the blower (typically 30 mins) The mulching kit is also good for making leaves disappear. Bag the bulk and then hit it with the walkbehind and they're gone so it is useful in alot of ways.

    My point is, if you are just starting out, this is an excellent starter or backyard mower. I know I could handle 50/week with my walk behind. Me and 1 trimming and edging. I'm very tempted to buy a "sit down" exmark lazer Z, but I won't until I know I really need it.

    I'd say the top 3 brands are
    1. Exmark
    2. Scag
    3. Gravely/Toro/Hustler/Wright
  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    i have a
    46" Exmark Lazer Z ZTR, 38" New Holland ZTR( my 1st ztr), 32" Ferris Hydro-cut W/B
    for 21"s i have a toro, John Deere, Honda, Troy built (i dont get rid of mowers)
  8. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,735

    '03 Exmark Metro hp 48
    '89 Ferris 32 (second engine)
    '95 Toro Super Recycler 21
    '87 Toro 21 (only paid 15 bucks and it has been a work horse for over a year)
    '80 Bobcat 21 (second engine)
    '98 Lawnboy 10323
    '97 Snapper 21
    Thats all but only 3 21s are still in service
  9. XeriCare

    XeriCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Question: Who has the best online prices for ExMark/Kawasaki 36" WalkBehinds and Honda Commercail mower Parts. Any help saving $$ is greatly appreciated. Thanks,
  10. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
    Messages: 1,382

    lol, good question. It seems like the online stuff (mostly just other dealers) is all about the shipping. I imagine shipping a ZTR is chump change :D

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