whats the best walk behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Brian B, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. Brian B

    Brian B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    ok. so i did a search and didnt find anything. so what do you all think is the best walk behind? im looking for a 48" deck and a hydro
  2. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Exmark viking or the bigger turf tracer if money is not an issue.
  3. 101numlock

    101numlock LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    have used toro tbar belt and hydro drives for years, no problems, excellent cut and parts are usually in stock at my local dealers. just my two cents.
  4. Brian B

    Brian B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    how much does a new turf tracer hp cost?
  5. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    IMO - Lesco makes the best w/b.
  6. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    I'd vote for the Ferris Hydro DD.
    Large, solid, low-pressure hydro is silky smooth, unsurpassed stability on hills, great cut, nice natural stripe from the ones I've seen.

    But you cant go wrong with a Gravely 1748H or the larger frame Exmarks either.
    Make sure whatever you buy has the larger/wider tires and can properly pull a sulky.
  7. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Are you talking about the newer Hydrowalk DD with the floating deck, or the fixed deck Hydrowalk?

    Just wondering, because I wanted to originally buy the HW DD with the floating deck. That turned into a mess, because it wasn't available at the time(june of this year) and every dealer thought I wanted the fixed-deck Hydrowalk.

    I don't even know if the full floating deck Hydrowalks are out yet. I had called Ferris, and they told me that it was pushed forwards to September for a release date.

    Otherwise, I have a 48" Turf Tracer HP with the 19HP Kawi, and I think it's a great mower.
  8. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Messages: 7,419

    I was quoted between $5555.00 - $5600.00 on a 48" 19 KAW TTHP - check with your local dealers for prices in your area.
  9. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    Theres only 2 WB's i can recomend.

    Hustler. -- Awsome! need not to say more
    Toro - T-Bar is proved and is great

    Exmarks cut is great but there ESC controls are the worst in the industry.
  10. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    TTHP is good. Get one slightly used and you can nock tons off the price (value drops like a rock as soon as you drive away from the dealer).

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