What mower should I use?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mad_wrestler, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. mad_wrestler

    mad_wrestler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    Hey there. Here is what I looked at today.
    Gravely 148M 48" cut 21 Hp Man lift ztr mower.
    --The dealer said that they are asking 5999.
    Gravely 34Z with a 15 Hp Kawasaki in the same store.
    --They are asking 4500 for it
    Exmark Metro 15 Hp W/B
    --asking 3500
    Hustler Fast Trak 36"
    --asking 3500 with 7 hours on it.

    Here is where I'm at. I am doing this for my brothers to help pay for their college expenses. I plan on targeting yards of 1 acre and less. Should I get a walk behind or a rider. The W/B with a sulkie looks to be sufficient but thats why I am asking ya'll...the experts. Also, should I look at getting nothing bigger than that 34" Gravely or 36". Or have you all found that you should go bigger for your primary mower and get a smaller one to access backyards? I have the capital to not be hindered by price. However, that takes away from my ROI. So I want to get the most for my buck, you could say. Thank you in advance for your help.
  2. luke1

    luke1 LawnSite Member
    from al
    Messages: 25

    go fro the gravely 148z offer him $5500.00 plus tax. See if he bites. If he needs the sale I bet he will go for it. Gravely is a really good mower. I run the 152z and I am looking at the 148z or the 144z.I like the 144z with the 19 HP.engine.I have some smaller yards that I think it will work fine on.
  3. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Exmark IMO.

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