Whether you are a bagger, mulcher or a side discharge kind of landscaper, it takes a good mower to efficiently and effectively cut your clients grass without damaging it.
A mower that frays the ends of the grass or causes it to string can actually hurt your client’s lawn and cause it to turn brown. In addition, some grass is thicker than others requiring a more powerful mower. Regardless, it takes the right mower to do the right job.
It Isn’t Tool, It is Equipment
Ok, so technically it is also a tool but it is classified as equipment. This matters, because equipment requires a significant amount of maintenance to stay in perfect condition. No matter what mower you choose, consistent maintenance helps to protect your investment. For a commercial push mower that is going to see a lot of work, this becomes even more important. This includes cleaning the mower after each client in order to prevent different grasses from becoming fixed with other clients. In addition, checking the oil level before and after use prevents unnecessary problems.
Of course, as part of regular maintenance, changing the oil is important as particulates from the engine can increase the wear on the cylinders and rings thus, causing engine problems. Replacing pull cords and ensuring your mowers are properly lubricated, including pulleys will go a long way to helping keep your mowers in great condition. One other important maintenance item is checking your spark plugs occasionally to make sure the proper gap ratio is still correct. Improper gaping of a spark plug can cause serious mechanical problems with your mower and with commercial use, the chance of a gap chang is significant. Check your manual for the proper maintenance cycle for your mower.
Five Great Commercial Push Mowers
Best 3-in-1 Self Propelled Mower to Buy
This mower – Poulan Pro Model #PR625Y22RHP Mower is a three in one system with bag, mulch and side discharge. It has a Briggs and Stratton engine with auto choke for fast and easy starts. The rear wheel is a 12 inch, hi-wheel for better mobility and the front wheels are eight inches for better control.
This unit is self propelled with the standard front wheel drive system. The deck is all steel for longevity and it has a 22 inch cutting swath. People who have purchased this mower and use it love the quick and responsive customer service and how well the mower performs on their lawns.
Best RWD Self-Propelled Mower
Husqvarna is a leading manufacturer of outdoor power equipment even function as OEM for several brands. This specific mower – Husqvarna Model #HU775BBC Mower is a 22 inch mower with rear wheel drive for better mobility and responsiveness. The engine is a Briggs and Stratton Professional series engine for longevity and for better power delivery.
This mower has one feature not found on many others, that is the blade clutch, so the blade will stop with the motor running so you can remove debris from in front of the mower or change the bag. People who have this mower love the power this mower delivers and how smooth it cuts.
Best Self-Propelled Lawnmower for the Price
The Troy-Bilt Model #TB330 Mower is a sturdy mower that features a 12 inch cutting swath. The deck is all steel and stamped from one piece for longevity and coated with the Trademarked Troy Bilt red. The engine is a Briggs and Stratton 163cc engine for power and performance and the wheels are designed for better traction in the grass.
It is a rear wheel drive and the system has variable control for better performance. It is also a three in one mower with bagging, mulching and side discharge for more cutting options. People who have bought and used this mower love the performance and the deck cleaning option.
Top Lawn Mower for the Money
Designed specifically for commercial applications, this Honda mower – Honda Model #HRR216K9VYA Mower is powered by a Honda commercial grade engine and is equipped with a dual stage air filter, ball bearing shaft and cast iron cylinder sleeves for longevity and more hours of use.
The blade system is the MicroCut system for better cutting performance including producing up to 30 percent smaller pieces for better mulching and bagging. It is fully CARB and EPA compliant and the unique muffler makes this a very quiet mower compared to traditional mowers. This model is new for ths season.
Best Commercial Push Mower
Part of Swisher’s Predator series, this mower – Swisher Model #WBRC11524C Mower can be used as both a rough cut mower and a quick cut mower for commercial applications. The mower is self propelled with rear wheel drive and the large, heavy-duty wheels can handle any job and provide plenty of traction. T
he engine is a Briggs and Stratton engine, supplying up to 11.5 horsepower for tackling large jobs. The deck offers a 24 inch cut and the transmission has four speeds for exacting performance. People who have this mower love the quality cut and the generous power for getting the job done.
Be sure to read and follow all included manufacturer instructions for operating, cleaning and storing your mower. Always practice safety first and be sure to wear the appropriate safety gear at all time. Be aware of your surroundings as mowers can propel debris a good distance away.