The walk-behind mower is one of the most popular pieces of equipment in any turf pro’s arsenal. From the latest models to the classics, you’ll find what you’re looking for in this month’s Product Focus featuring Walk-Behind Mowers. We’ve also included a section of companies that carry attachment options for your walk-behind mower.

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Allen Hover Mowers are designed for mowing on slopes, drainage ditches, pond banks, hillsides and soggy or wet areas. Featuring Honda engines, Hover Mowers are available in 16, 18 and 21-inch-wide models. Accessories include a Transport Wheel Kit, Extended Handle Kit and three blade options.


The HydroDrive features a 16 hp Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine, 48-inch mowing deck, Cruise Control Bar and cutting height that adjusts from 1.5 to 4.5 inches. The self-contained dual hydros are individually fan-cooled and filtered. Hand controls quickly change direction from left to right.

Cub Cadet

The 1748 wide-area walk-behind has a fully welded, one-piece engine platform and mowing deck, 7-gauge steel skirt and reinforced solid steel plates. It offers a 48-inch Command Cut System deck and patented Vari-Touch foot controls that allow drive belt adjustments on the go from 8 to 24 pounds.


The Hayter Harrier delivers a quality of cut near that of a reel mower in one pass. A split roller is used instead of rear wheels to provide striping. The Harrier is self-propelled, has single-handle height adjustment (ranging from .5 to 2.5 inches) and rear bagging or discharge.


The new WH series hydro walk-behinds offer rugged commercial construction and a user-friendly interface. Fixed and floating-deck models range from 36 to 61 inches, with engine sizes from 17 to 23 hp. All feature a new pistol-style control system and pump and motor drive system.

Snapper Pro

The Snapper SW30 offers comfortable controls and dual hydrostatic drive system. Four models are powered by 18 to 26 hp Kawasaki engines and come with 52 or 61-inch decks. All mowing decks are fabricated 10-gauge steel with double top deck, overlap welded corners and double reinforced side skirts.


The Split T-Bar Hydro features a 17 or 19 hp Kawasaki KAI V-twin engine, TURBO FORCE deck, 5-inch-deep deck design, 6.2 mph ground speed and cut widths of 36, 40, 48 or 52 inches. The Split T-Bar controls incorporate a split version of classic T-Bar operation, with dual-reference bars.



The Proslide XT is a sliding sulky with a patented design that produces stripes and offers a smooth ride for the operator. It retracts automatically when not in use and keeps the operator directly behind the controls when turning. It has a heavy-duty steel frame with a powder-coated finish.


The ProLawn shielded sprayer model EMS3053 sprays up to 5.5 acres and easily attaches to walk-behind, stand-on and midmount mowers. It includes a Flojet pump, ball indicators, TeeJet components and state-of-the-art shield design with EZ curtain rail system. Optional wand kit available.

Rack ‘Em

The steel grass catcher has all-steel panels that are formed into the frame for a better fit and cleaner look. It has a one-piece bottom for longer life, a welded frame, finger ring on the door latch and capacity of over 4 cubic feet. Plastic plugs fit into the frame ends, preventing water entry and rusting.


The Blade Blocker installs on most walk-behind mowers and operates inside the discharge shield. It temporarily blocks the discharge opening to prevent large volumes of grass clippings from being discharged onto vehicles, mulch and other areas. The baffle can be heat-formed if necessary.

Walk-Behind Mowers


The Z-Control Hydro has controls designed to reduce operator fatigue; 36, 48 and 54-inch decks; 16, 18 and 20 hp Kawasaki engines; and 5-gallon fuel capacity.

Country Clipper

The Trek Hydro, powered by a 15 hp Kawasaki engine, has 36 and 48-inch cutting widths, stand-up deck, 7 mph mowing speed and electric blade clutch.

Encore Mfg.

The Premier Series offers 32, 36 and 48-inch deck sizes; 13, 15 and 17 hp Kawasaki engines; removable 6-gallon fuel tank; and front-to-back stabilizing Z-bar.


The Wasp features cutting heights from 1.5 to 4 inches, 13 or 15 hp Kawasaki engine, gear drive, pistol-grip handles and 32, 36 or 48-inch deck.


The Turf Tracer is propane-powered, with a 24 hp Kawasaki engine, full-floating 52 or 60-inch cutting deck, Enhanced Control System and speed of 6.75 mph.


Pro-Walk Hydro mowers come with fixed or floating decks from 36 to 52 inches, 5.4-inch cutting chamber and Hydro-Gear 10cc pump and wheel motor.


The HRC216HXA has a dome-shaped deck design, twin-blade MicroCut System, Hydrostatic Cruise Control transmission and lightweight Xenoy wheels.

Hustler Turf Equip.

The TrimStar Hydro has a 36 or 48-inch floating deck, 5-gallon fuel tank with sight line, H-Bar Plus steering system and 15, 17, 19 or 23 hp Kawasaki engine.


The Jacobsen Eclipse 100 series offers independently adjustable ground speed, reel speed and frequency of clip. Available with hybrid or battery drive.

John Deere

The 7G18 has an 18 hp Kohler Command Pro engine, 7 mph transport speed, five-speed gear transmission, reverse assist and 48-inch 7-Iron II deck.

Rich Mfg.

The Convertible is a zero-turn rider than can be converted into a hydro walk-behind in seconds. With Kohler and Kawasaki engines and 48 to 61-inch decks.

Sutech Industries

The Stealth 33-inch mower has a three-speed transmission, three blades for better cutting and a small, lightweight frame for maneuverability.

Worldlawn Power Equip.

The Worldlawn 32-inch mower with true floating deck is available with a B&S, Honda or Kawasaki engine and has ergonomically designed pistol-grip handles.


Velke pistol-grip mowers come with deck widths of 32, 36, 48 and 52 inches and can be operated as walk-behinds or paired with the Velke fold-away sulky.

Yard Shark

Yard Shark hydro-drive models feature Hydro-Gear ZT series transaxles, Kohler engines and 7-gauge welded steel decks in 36, 48 and 52-inch widths.


The Jari is a self-propelled sickle bar mower that can be used on rough terrain, soggy ground, underwater and on small saplings up to 1.25 inches in diameter.



The GP-4 grass catcher has a large, built-in handle for the lid and a recessed strap support that protects the rubber hold-down from cuts and impacts.

Humboldt Specialty

The Humboldt fabric side catcher has a 3.75-bushel capacity, is designed for maximum grass compaction and can be lifted off or tilted to dump.

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.


The Velke Super Pro sulky features mono-spring suspension, protective rubber fender over the top of the wheel, non-pneumatic tire and 7-gauge steel construction.

The March issue of Turf will feature product focuses on Sweepers and Riding Mowers & Attachments.