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Would you consider buying one of these walkbehinds...?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TLS, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Maybe they wouldn't be that popular, here is hoping they are.

    Here is my wish list....

    My ultimate small/mid-size walkbehind...
    42"-44" FIXED deck. 3 blade.

    17-19hp engine w/ electric start option

    Hydro Drive

    16x7.50-8 Drive tires

    11x4.50-5 Front caster tires

    Less than 75" overall length

    Less than 550lbs overall weight

    Independent choke and throttle controls

    Electric clutch

    Hour meter

    At least a 7mph machine

    The decks are already out there for most major manufacturers.

    The drive units are out there.

    36" machines are entirely too long and not wide enough.

    48" machines don't fit too well through tight areas (47"gates for instance).

    I'd like to propose this idea free of charge to SCAG and eXmark.

    What are your thoughts on this?
  2. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    Nice to see you again Tommy. I would love to see the machine you describe in a 40-42" version.
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Yeah, getting time to start visiting the greener side of things. Been over on the Plowing forums all winter.
  4. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    See Wright MFG. I hear some where if there was enough requests for a 42" velke mower than they would build them. Wright now (ha ha get it) you can get the 42" stander which does everything you want.
  5. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    Hey... did you ever get to use the Gator Rator? What are your thoughts?

    If you want to stay on topic.. we can start another thread or pm me...
  6. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    I cant use a stander. Entirely too many curbed parking islands to hop. This will just be a trim mower.

    I have just 500 some hours on my '96 SCAG! Not a heavy use machine. Just for detail/trim work.
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    I speak of the 42" or 44" simply because these decks already exist.

    Exmark has their 44" deck.

    SCAG has their new 42" deck.
  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Maybe I'm alone in seeing a need for this size mower?
  9. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 846

    Lawn-scapes, The gator rator is great. For large enough areas that is. Very fast once you get the hang of it. Pulls a mean plug.
  10. JDRep2

    JDRep2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Why would you want a FIXED deck, rather than a floating the can follow the contour of the ground or at least could be locked out for FIXED operation?

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