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Old 05-04-05, 02:54 PM
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Question lawnmower upgrade question

Iv'e been mowing lawns 1/4 acre to 3/4 acres to pick up a few bucks with a 22''regular mower. I'm thinking i need to upgrade to a commercial type walk behind powered 36-40 inch. Any price suggestions?
Can i reasonably load one on my pick-up easily,or do i need a trailer,and what size? any brand name stand out in a used or new mower?

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Old 05-04-05, 11:50 PM
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Hi Daswede!

I really haven't worked on enough large walk behinds like that to be able to have formed an opinion. They just aren't popular in my area. Hopefully someone will be of more help.
 
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Old 05-05-05, 03:21 AM
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Virtually all the manufacturers have a WAWB (Wide Area Walk Behind) in their arsenal. Kick some tires online and see what fits your budget. Ferris, Hustler, Dixie Chopper, Cub Cadet, Scag, Exmark, just to name a few. Any one of these will have a model that you can load in the box of your pickup.
 
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Old 05-05-05, 05:45 AM
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thanks puey1 and cheese. I will check out some of the brands and trailers also.
 
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Old 05-05-05, 05:46 AM
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Sorry puey61 for the mistype of your handle.
 
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Old 05-05-05, 11:43 AM
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A 36" wide mower will fit in the bed of a full size pickup, all you will need is a decent set of ramps. Trailers are necessary if you have a lot of equipment, but if you can avoid getting one, it is a lot easier to manuver, park and backup without a trailer on the back of the truck. Also just adds to the costs of your business, with the initial cost of the trailer, tires, registration, insurance, maintenance, etc.
 
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Old 05-05-05, 02:25 PM
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Bontai Joe,
thanks for your input. I'm looking at a 48" mower. It just fits the truck.
Will forgo the trailer till i get alot of business,or its a hassel loading the truck.
 
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Bear in mind that a 48" deck likely will not fit between the wheel wells of the truck as this space is just 48" typically. A 48" cut will definitely be wider than 48" overall.
 
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Old 05-06-05, 10:47 AM
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Thanks again for your input. Am checking brands now.
 
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