Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

36" walkbehind for great cut


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-01-2012, 09:38 PM
rapaport rapaport is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 3
rapaport is on a distinguished road
Default 36" walkbehind for great cut

OK, im overwhelmed. I see LOTS of mowers so im going to ask what u guys feel is going to do a good jobas far as mulching and consistant smooth cuts. I also want speed and sulky to reduce amount of walking. I want to spend about up to 3500.00. so my thing is i want 2-3 solid reliable years of operation , speed, and good quality cuts with mulching. I want to cut small yards and up to 3/4 acre. quality cut and manuverability. I red about red hawk, its very cheap but also read it does not mulch good. Also something that will not scalp or atleast minimum.

Last edited by rapaport; 05-01-2012 at 09:45 PM. Reason: add more detail
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 05-01-2012, 09:52 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
isnt this like the 3rd thread you made about this? Pick one, all the commercial brands are close to equal.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-01-2012, 10:28 PM
JeffK26
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I agree with SECT.

It's like guys with Chevy's, Dodge and Fords....each complain that each is the worst,

If you don't know how to take care of a car...oil changes, transmission checks, greasing, brakes, etc., each one is going to piss you off.....

if you don't know how to mow........then no matter what brand you get, the lawn is going to show a bad cut.

Sharpen the blades when you should, do regular maintenance, no matter what you get it will treat you nicely.

It's also up to personal standards....I have a competitor that says his Exmark outcuts my Ferris.....it's not the Exmark or the Ferris.......the blades of grass on my lawns are cut...his are torn....why? he doesn't sharpen his blades.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-01-2012, 10:42 PM
Apex Lawn & Landscape Apex Lawn & Landscape is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pittsburgh suburbs
Posts: 384
Rep Power: 0
Apex Lawn & Landscape is on a distinguished road
Default

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-02-2012, 10:46 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,504
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

As you experiment with different mower, you may find you like one over the other for minor reasons, but these will be reasons you develop from use.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-02-2012, 07:12 PM
lawnman3fl's Avatar
lawnman3fl lawnman3fl is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 37
Rep Power: 3
lawnman3fl is on a distinguished road
Lightbulb

look at a gravely pro gear drive 36 inch i use one and for the money it cuts every lawn i have the same ... good for the money and came with the mulch kit installed allready...

lawnman3 fl...
__________________
{ gettin after the green}...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-03-2012, 11:41 AM
rapaport rapaport is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 3
rapaport is on a distinguished road
Default ferris

I found a ferris 1648 brigs strat walkbehind 09 model used only on residential for three years. I did not get hours yet but was told they r low. Comes with sulky. Seems to be solid. Good condition. Oh and 16hp. Hydro. They r asking 2350.00. What do u guys think. What's it worth. Im not too familiar with used price. 48"

Last edited by rapaport; 05-03-2012 at 11:43 AM. Reason: i put wrong asking price
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-03-2012, 11:50 AM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

talk them down cause of the briggs. If the hours are low and you get them down to $1800, its a good deal.


This whole set up cost me $1900. Took a lot of looking though.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg commercial-lawn-mower.jpg (172.8 KB, 0 views)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-03-2012, 03:56 PM
Apex Lawn & Landscape Apex Lawn & Landscape is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pittsburgh suburbs
Posts: 384
Rep Power: 0
Apex Lawn & Landscape is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
talk them down cause of the briggs. If the hours are low and you get them down to $1800, its a good deal.


This whole set up cost me $1900. Took a lot of looking though.
A Great Dane ! Man I havent seen one of them in yrs!! I worked for a guy who had one, man was it fast, i remeber the lap bars would go past my knees!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-03-2012, 05:23 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Apex Lawn & Landscape View Post
A Great Dane ! Man I havent seen one of them in yrs!! I worked for a guy who had one, man was it fast, i remeber the lap bars would go past my knees!
Yeah shes quick... Part of the reason I got this so cheap is because its discontinued. I bought this at a dealer for $1250 with 900 hours on a kohler 27hp. He was asking $2000 but you know how it goes when you pull out those stacks.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Part Timers", "Low Ballers" & Self Employed doug1980 General Talk 22 07-24-2011 05:32 PM
33'' Cub Cadet Walkbehind sasquatchmonk Starting a lawn care business. 7 07-10-2010 01:31 PM
Help with JD walkbehind biodale Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 1 01-27-2010 06:47 PM
Great Dane 48" Super Surfer jewwells Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 7 06-13-2008 04:26 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Leaf Box & Loader Set...
ringahding1
Today 06:20 AM
Today 07:22 PM
by ringahding1
2 71
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 06:05 PM
Today 05:47 PM
by NHray
2 265
Dealing With Gas Can...
Mr. Mow
Today 01:41 PM
Today 05:17 PM
by stevef1201
1 49
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
Today 01:59 PM
Today 01:59 PM
by Mr. Mow
0 38
Cheapskate Landlord...
Mr. Mow
Yesterday 06:33 AM
Today 01:50 PM
by Mr. Mow
8 201
What parts do you carry...
Just for Cuts
10-17-2014 09:08 AM
Today 01:36 PM
by Mr. Mow
16 560
Jungle to Beautiful
stevef1201
10-17-2014 09:54 AM
Today 01:26 PM
by stevef1201
11 396
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 01:19 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
158 11,224
Pressure Washing Like a...
TNTurf
08-01-2014 11:47 PM
Today 01:12 PM
by SGL1
6 632
Sunny Beach Tennis...
SGL1
10-19-2014 11:24 PM
Today 01:04 PM
by SGL1
4 171
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
Yesterday 08:34 PM
by biglee
10 1,707
Hello, from TEXAS
sanchez5
10-17-2014 09:56 PM
Yesterday 06:15 PM
by Steve
3 269
Look out Bob Villa -...
Mr Dave
09-30-2014 10:06 AM
Yesterday 05:42 PM
by SGL1
7 1,228
how to fi d commercial...
mchampion319
10-19-2014 09:50 PM
Yesterday 04:41 PM
by Steve
1 140
Hello From Tennessee
mrmann901
10-17-2014 10:02 PM
Yesterday 04:24 PM
by Steve
1 219
questions on order to...
jack2048
10-13-2014 11:15 AM
Yesterday 03:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 648
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
Yesterday 02:14 PM
by Steve
14 2,096
Cement mixer
KevinsLawns
10-15-2014 08:03 PM
Yesterday 02:11 PM
by Steve
7 393
Hello ! New guy Rob here
RWorthley1
10-17-2014 04:05 PM
Yesterday 02:09 PM
by Steve
1 230
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
Yesterday 02:07 PM
by Steve
3 1,215
Pda
stevef1201
10-18-2014 02:05 PM
10-19-2014 11:27 PM
by SGL1
2 212
Snow Blowing
gwilson98
10-12-2014 02:21 PM
10-17-2014 02:51 PM
by Steve
6 574
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
07-27-2014 09:46 PM
10-17-2014 07:49 AM
by SGL1
6 877
Grasswhoopins.com Anyone...
GRASS WHOOPINS
06-21-2011 11:38 PM
10-16-2014 01:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
42 9,233
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 10:04 PM
10-15-2014 09:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 614
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
10-15-2014 06:43 PM
by NHray
1,190 339,941
Workmans compensation...
CDLAWNCARE
10-15-2014 08:05 AM
10-15-2014 02:57 PM
by Steve
2 359
Do you find weed eating...
chuck2s
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
by chuck2s
0 330
Incorporating &...
WesleySnips
10-01-2014 09:39 PM
10-15-2014 01:37 PM
by kslawn
20 1,418
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
10-15-2014 05:57 AM
by ringahding1
8 1,441
Apartment Complex and...
lxarth
06-22-2011 01:10 PM
10-14-2014 06:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
42 9,524
I LOVE hedge trimming
stevef1201
10-13-2014 09:05 AM
10-14-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
5 460
Help with seeder...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-09-2014 07:39 AM
10-13-2014 08:09 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 624
The Market watch
WesleySnips
10-12-2014 08:47 PM
10-13-2014 05:40 PM
by SGL1
3 465
Help pricing a large...
Bradcook21
10-07-2014 06:49 AM
10-13-2014 02:00 PM
by Steve
7 812
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 04:24 PM
10-13-2014 06:46 AM
by Billy Goat
19 1,443
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
04-23-2014 07:23 PM
10-12-2014 10:53 PM
by SGL1
2 777
John Deere z235 Deck
WesleySnips
09-29-2014 06:02 PM
10-12-2014 06:20 PM
by kslawn
25 1,581
Credit card contract
SGL1
10-06-2014 05:31 PM
10-12-2014 03:40 PM
by SGL1
18 998
Truck craft dump bed...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-04-2014 08:41 PM
10-10-2014 11:35 AM
by Steve
7 902
First Time River Rock...
berryjam
10-09-2014 06:09 PM
10-10-2014 11:08 AM
by Steve
2 555
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 09:51 PM
10-10-2014 11:03 AM
by Steve
1 541
Question?what should I...
dalvan0
09-24-2014 11:10 PM
10-09-2014 05:58 PM
by kslawn
28 2,072
Mowing the hills
EyeCatchersNow
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
10-09-2014 04:19 PM
by Just for Cuts
25 2,938
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
10-09-2014 02:21 PM
by Steve
25 3,582
Changing Scag Freedom Z...
maggiedavidson
10-06-2014 12:24 PM
10-08-2014 06:34 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
7 787
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 02:45 PM
10-07-2014 04:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 768
Good Mower
jack2048
10-04-2014 05:34 PM
10-07-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
7 852
Mulching fad killing...
Tree geek
10-06-2014 08:37 PM
10-06-2014 08:37 PM
by Tree geek
0 673
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
10-06-2014 02:53 PM
by Steve
11 1,397
» Popular Tags
4x4 apartment complex article marketing auger bark bid billy goat brushcutter blades care charge collections decorating ditches equipment rental exmark ferris foreman four wheel drive fundraiser gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business how much to charge how to bid husqvarna john deere quik trac kawasaki landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website leaf removal marketing mr dave mulch mulch estimate new buisness new mower podcast promotion pto redmax running a business scag scripts search engine optimization seo shreaded small engine repair snow sprayer starting a business steve stihl theft theft of services top dresser toro toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack turfgrass consulting walker wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:17 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:17 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy