What mower gives the best quality of cut?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mkwl, Aug 21, 2004.


What mower gives the best quality of cut?

  1. Bob-Cat

    6 vote(s)
  2. Toro/exmark

    36 vote(s)
  3. Scag

    16 vote(s)
  4. Ferris

    3 vote(s)
  5. Other

    23 vote(s)
  1. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    My Bob-Cat, 48", belt drive, W/ 15 HP Kawi engine definitely gives the best quality of cut and striping of all the mowers! My Bob-Cat is far superior to all other brands! I love my Bob-Cat!!!
  2. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    I can't answer this because some of the machines i've nevered used. i operate Toro now but have used Exmark,Bobcats and Scags,have also used Buntons and Heckendorn but never used a Ferris and a few others out in the industry...
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    So I take it you have demoed extensively every other type of manufacturer there is in the U.S. of A to include Ferris, Scag, Toro, eXmark, Wright, Hustler, Grasshopper, Bunton, Lesco, Deere, etc., etc., to come up with this earth-shattering conclusion???

  4. CapnDean

    CapnDean LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    yeah... WAAAY too many variables here. I suppose you could compare by category here, such as walkbehinds VS ZTR's VS lawn tractors. By the time you got the categories outlined a fellow would have to have cut lawns with over 100 units to give an intelligent response.

    Also...what about the diff between a 48" Scag and a 72" ? (for example).

    I have always thought that a small Snapper rear-engine rider with a sharp mulching blade left a fine cut.... but how could you compare that with an Exmark Lazer Z ?
  5. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    didn't you post this exact same thread a couple weeks ago?
  6. The C Man

    The C Man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 527

    mkwl is just going through exclamation point withdrawal. If he doesn't use at least 10 a day he gets the shakes so he had to start a new thread and make some pointless absolute statements.
  7. CJ GreenScapes

    CJ GreenScapes LawnSite Member
    from AL
    Messages: 249

    Ofcourse everyone is going the put the mower they are currently using, so this is pointless.

    BTW, I have only used Exmark and Walker. 2 totally different mowers, but IMO the Walker left the finest cut. Ofcourse that's on the grass in my area - which is probably different than your's.

    Why am I even typing this???
  8. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 5,076

    Not the outdated Bobcat deck. Exmark TTHP gets my vote. I do own both.
  9. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    under the conditions I mow, I'd put my LESCO 48 up against against any comparable unit and do very well.

    GEO :)
  10. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

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