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What size Rider to you guys use for residential?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MJK, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    For your residential crew, what size rider do you use? 52inch or 60inch?
  2. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 1,134

    I am gonna use a 66", but most of the neighborhoods I am gonna advertise in are 1/3-1.5 acre yards. For the couple yards I can not used a 66 on, I will use a 21 walk behind. I hope to not get to many yards like that. If I end up getting to many small yards, I will get a 34Z.
  3. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    As big as I can. Usually a 60".
  4. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,748

    54" deck rider

    also have a 48" walk for the smaller yards.
  5. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    52" stander or the 48" or 36" Scags
  6. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,102

    I currently run a 54" Ztr and a 36" wb. As soon as I can afford to do it, I will trade in my belt drive wb and get a 36" stander. I don't know if it will be a Wright, or a Gravely (34") or a JD 48" (Too big IMO for back yards with a gate)

    I don't want to be using a 21" walk behind or a line trimmer in a back yard that I cannot get into with a decent sized mower. A 36" or a 34" seem to be almost necessary if you are going to target residential as a primary source of income.

    Just my opinion.
  7. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 775

    61" ztr or 52" w/b
  8. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

  9. snowjeep

    snowjeep LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    54" ztr, 34" ztr, 33" walk behind.
  10. Toad

    Toad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    If I dont need the bagger, ill use the 72" over the 60" every time.

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