what mower do U use for Gates

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnkid14, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. lawnkid14

    lawnkid14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    Hey i was just wondering what you do with customers that have fenced in yards. What mower do you use. Just trying to get advice.
  2. kidcuts

    kidcuts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    i usually use a 33 inch or a 21 inch mower. that works the best
  3. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    If it's a big yard we usually take the fence apart. :weightlifter:
  4. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,449

    My Gravely fits through most of the gates down here. I use a crapy Toro Residential 21" anywhere it doesn't fit.
  5. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,444

    42" ZTRs if they have a 4ft gate and 21" or 33" WBs for 36" gates. Depending on the size of the backyard.
  6. igotdiesel2

    igotdiesel2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    I have a 50" WB Gravely. I can get it through a 42" gate. It is fun but I can do it. -Jason
  7. ohiogreenworks

    ohiogreenworks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    36 inch Toro hydro walk behind
  8. doug1980

    doug1980 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Whichever one fits in it. Makes sense I think. :)
  9. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    I have managed to get all of our existing customers to install larger gates. Now, when we run across a new customer with a small gate, I give them a fairly high price, but tell them if they install a 72" opening that I can lower the price substantially. Not surprisingly, people like to save money ;) On several occasions we have mowed the back yard with the 36" or 21" mower one week, only to find the gates enlarged the next.
  10. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    I decided to keep my 32" Bob-Cat walkbehind just for that. I also have a 36" Bob-Cat but the 32" will go just about anywhere. I would recommend a 32" if you can find one. Tony

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