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Would you rather?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KPW LawnCare, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. KPW LawnCare

    KPW LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    A set up of

    All zero turns

    All standers

    Or all walk behinds

    Which one would you choose and why.

    For me it would be all walk behinds. Have a 36'' and either a 48'' or a 52'' one. Dont need a big trailer and can be used on every lawn.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2010
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    All walk behinds, because it's the most fuel and cost efficient, best all-around
    one-size fits all machine, it is the only mower that can do every yard, wet or hilly,
    big or small, only drawback is certain gates but oh well!
  3. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    all depends on what your doing for us its one 60" and the rest are 66" ztr's.
  4. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,327

    Either walk behinds or standers.

    I would probably go with walk behinds, they can do almost every yard (including hills), and are more cost effective.
  5. brodo374

    brodo374 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    Can't let go of my belt driven 36" toro walke behind. I have a ztr and am replacing it with another ztr but the walk behind makes about 75% of my money. It is simple which means little can go wrong [i.e. hydro hose, hydro pumps, fuses, safety switches] and is used on majority of my yards....I see less walk behinds every year but do not understand why. I believe may people get caught up in the hype and overbuy their equipment.
  6. Hoy landscaping

    Hoy landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 836

    all ztr's becasue im a lazy fattass!
  7. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    I'd say all ztr's because I can actually put large bagging systems on them, not the small side baggers.

    I've been running my business with just a ztr and 21" mower and the 21" gets used maybe an hour a week....so I could actually run my business with just ztrs.
  8. georgiagrass

    georgiagrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 970

    My guys say ZTRs. I say WB. WB is clearly the most versatile. Also, it has better customer acceptance in our business, which is mostly residential.

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