Turf Magazine - February, 2009

PRODUCT BUYING GUIDES

Walk-Behind Mowers and Accessories

The walk-behind mower is one of the most widely used weapons in any turf pro’s arsenal. From the latest models to the simple, but highly effective non-powered reel mower, you’ll find what you’re looking for in this month’s Buying Guide to Walk-Behind Mowers. We’ve also included a section of companies that offer attachment options for your walk-behind mower.

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WALK-BEHIND MOWERS

Allen

Allen Hover Mowers come in 16, 18 and 21-inch cutting widths with a variety of Honda engine options, new blade choices for 2009 and new accessories.


Better Outdoor Products

The Quick Dually features the EZR steering control system and Speedlock feature. Available in 36 and 44-inch models with Kawasaki twin engines.


BOB-CAT

Hydro hydraulic-drive mowers offer 15 or 17 hp engines; 36, 48 and 54-inch floating or fixed side-discharge decks; and SoftGrip fingertip controls.


Cub Cadet

Complete line of wide-area mowers features Vari-Touch foot controls, decks from 32 to 52 inches, gear or hydrostatic drive and Command Cut System.


Eastman

The Eastman ST 21K Striper is a 21-inch, self-propelled, rotary striping mower with a shaft-drive transmission and heavy steel roller.


Encore Power Equipment

The Premier Series features 32, 36 and 48-inch decks; 13, 15 and 17 hp Kawasaki engines; stabilizing z-bar; and 6-gallon, removable fuel tank.


EverRide

The EverRide Wasp has a 7-gauge steel deck; five-speed gear drive; 32, 36 or 48-inch deck; and 13 or 15 hp Kawasaki Kai engine.


Exmark

The Metro 26 has a 6 hp Kawasaki engine, cast-aluminum deck with steel guard, belt-driven spindle, three-speed drive system and Blade Brake Controls.


Gravely

The GR1332FX offers a 13 hp Kawasaki engine, five-speed gear drive, 13-inch drive tires, and cut height from 1.5 to 4 inches.


Havener Enterprises

Bradley mowers include 32, 36, 48 and 52-inch belt-drive and hydro-drive models with 15 and 18 hp Kohler engines and grease zerks on spindles.


Hayter

The Hayter Harrier 56 is a 22-inch-wide rotary striping mower with a cutting height that is adjustable from .5 to 2.5 inches.


Honda

The HRC series consists of two models with 21-inch cutting widths, MicroCut twin-blade mulching technology, and dome-shaped deck design.


Husqvarna

Hydro walk-behinds feature fixed and floating decks from 36 to 61 inches, Kawasaki engines from 15 to 23 hp, and 10cc Kanzaki tandem-style pump.


Hustler Turf

The TrimStar offers a 36 or 48-inch, fully floating deck; H-Bar steering system; 15 or 17 hp Kawasaki gas engine; and integrated IZT transmissions.


John Deere

The 7G18 features an 18 hp Kohler Command Pro engine; reverse assist, 48-inch 7-Iron II deck; five-speed transmission; and auto-release thumb latches.


Snapper Pro

The SW20 offers a 13 or 17 hp engine, 36 or 48-inch cutting width, dual-path hydrostatic transmission, and height of cut adjustable from 1.5 to 4.5 inches.


Toro

The GrandStand has a TURBO FORCE deck, twin-lever steering controls and fold-up platform that offers operators ride and walk capabilities.


Worldlawn

Worldlawn’s 33-inch mower features a pistol-grip turning system, Briggs & Stratton engines from 10.5 to 13 hp, and cut heights from 1.5 to 4 inches.


Wright

The gear-driven Velke offers an adjustable axle, five-speed transmission, Warner MagStop clutch, pistol-grip control, and 32, 36 and 48-inch decks.


Year-A-Round

The Jari Monarch II is self-propelled and has a floating sickle bar that glides over rough terrain. Available in eight sizes from 16 to 60 inches.


ACCESSORIES

Accelerator Industries

Accelerator’s premium aluminum grass catchers are light and durable, pack full without clogging, and come in sizes from 3.3 to 11 cubic feet.


Havener Enterprises

Mower sulkies feature a vertical pivot support with steel roller bearings, durable powder-coat finish, pneumatic tires and extra-wide foot platform.


Humboldt

Side Catchers, for many brands of mowers, lift off or tilt to dump, have discharge dust hoods, and come in 3.25 and 3.75-bushel capacities.


JRCO

The Tine Rake has flexible tines to allow zero-turn maneuvering while raking and quick-attaches to the JRCO universal mount bar.


Jungle Jim’s

Jungle Wheels have a forearm that adjusts to fit operator height and arm length; large, nonskid platform; and rear-weighted design for an even cut.


Rack ‘Em

Rack ‘Em offers durable grass catchers, available in hammer-painted steel and lightweight stainless steel/aluminum.


TrimmerTrap

The blade blocker eliminates grass clippings on mulch and vehicles, operates inside the discharge shield and installs on most walk-behinds.


W.E. Chapps

Groundskeeper debris bags are made of coated, durable, weather-resistant mesh and hold trash and debris, as well as personal items like drinks and supplies.


Don’t miss the guides to Riding Mowers & Attachments, Sweepers, and Trailers & Accessories in the March issue of Turf.