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Commercial Walk Behind Mowers

Commercial walk behind mowers are the professional's choice to start mowing commercially. True commercial duty mowers from Scag, Exmark, Encore, Bob-Cat, Ferris and others are tough machines that stripe well and handle the day to day beating that commercial mowing gives. Walk behinds range in size from 32" to 61 inch decks. The most basic walk behind mowers are belt driven with 12 hp and larger engines. A step up from belt driven models are hydro mowers. They require a little more power to run the hydro pump so you often see larger engines on a hydro driven mower compared to the same width belt driven mowers. Mower decks can be fixed or floating. Both do a great job. Operator controls depend on the manufacturer. Most basic walk behind mowers use pistol grip handles with left and right control levers. Squeeze the left handle and you turn left. Squeeze the right handle to turn right. Very simple. Toro made the original T-Bar style controls which are easier on hands. Exmark and some others have their unique controls.

Scag Commercial Walk Behinds

Scag is among the best line of commercial walk behind mowers you can buy. They're built tough to withstand everyday mowing abuse. Thick formed steel decks and quality construction make the Scag virtually indestructible. Scag builds 32" to 61" walk behind mowers. You can buy a belt driven or Hydro Scag.

    Scag SW Fixed Deck Belt Driven Walk Behind Models
  • Scag SW32-15KAI - SW Walk Behind; 32" Cutter Deck, 15hp Kawasaki KAI air-cooled engine
  • Scag SW36A-15KH - SW Walk Behind; 36" Advantage Cutter Deck, 15hp Kohler air-cooled engine
  • Scag SW36A-16KAI - SW Walk Behind; 36" Advantage Cutter Deck, 16hp Kawasaki KAI air-cooled engine
  • Scag SW48V-16KAI - SW Walk Behind; 48" Velocity Plus Cutter Deck, 16hp Kawasaki KAI air-cooled engine
  • Scag SW52V-17KAI - SW Walk Behind; 52" Velocity Plus Cutter Deck, 17hp Kawasaki KAI air-cooled engine
    Scag SWZ Fixed Deck Hydro Driven Walk Behind Models
  • Scag SWZ36A-16KAI - 36" Advantage Cutter Deck, 16hp Kawasaki KAI air-cooled engine
  • Scag SWZ48V-17KAI - 48" Velocity Plus Cutter Deck, 17hp Kawasaki KAI air-cooled engine
  • Scag SWZ52V-17KAI - 52" Velocity Plus Cutter Deck, 17hp Kawasaki KAI
  • Scag SWZ52V-18KH - 52" Velocity Plus Cutter Deck, 18hp Kohler air-cooled engine
  • Scag SWZ52V-19KAI - 52" Velocity Plus Cutter Deck, 19hp Kawasaki KAI air-cooled (small frame)
  • Scag SWZ52V-19KAI - 52" Velocity Plus Cutter Deck, 19hp Kawasaki air-cooled (large frame)
  • Scag SWZ52V-21KAE - 52" Velocity Plus Cutter Deck, 21hp Kawasaki air-cooled (electric start)
  • Scag SWZ61V-21KAE - 61" Velocity Plus Cutter Deck, 21hp Kawasaki air-cooled (electric start)
    Scag SWZ Fixed Deck Hydro Driven Walk Behind Models
  • Scag SFW36-16BV SFW Walk Behind; 36" Standard Cutter Deck, 16hp Briggs Vanguard air-cooled engine
  • Scag SFW48-16BV SFW Walk Behind; 48" Standard Cutter Deck, 16hp Briggs Vanguard air-cooled engine



Exmark Walk Behind Mowers

Exmark Metro mowers are the belt driven models that are perfect for new lawn service companies or for everyday use. Smaller models fit through gates to speed up the mowing of fenced in areas.

    Exmark Metro Commercial Walk Behind Mowers
  • Exmark - (MG16KA483P) 16 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin With 48" Ultracut Series 2
  • Exmark - (MG16KA483) 16 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin With 48" Ultracut Series 2
  • Exmark - (MG16KA362P) 16 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin With 36" Ultracut Series 2
  • Exmark - (MG16KA362CA) 16 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin With 36" Ultracut Series 2 - California
  • Exmark - (MG16KA362) 16 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin With 36" Ultracut Series 2
  • Exmark - (MG16KA322PCA) 16 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin With 32" Ultracut Series 2 - California
  • Exmark - (MG16KA322P) 16 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin With 32" Ultracut Series 2

Exmark Viking mowers are fixed deck hydro driven.

    Exmark Viking Commercial Walk Behind Mowers
  • Exmark - (VH16KA483CA) 16 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin With 48" Ultracut Series 3 Deck - California
  • Exmark - (VH16KA483) 16 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin With 48" Ultracut Series 3 Deck
  • Exmark - (VH16KA362CA) 16 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin With 36" Ultracut Series 3 Deck - California
  • Exmark - (VH16KA362) 16 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin With 36" Ultracut Series 3 Deck

Exmark Turf Tracer S Series walk behind mowers have floating decks and are hydro driven. S Series mowers also utilize the Exmark ECS operator controls which are comfortable to use all day.

    Exmark Turf Tracer S Series Walk Behind Mowers
  • Exmark Turf Tracer S Series - (TTS20KAE523) 20 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin Electric Start With 52" Ultracut Series 3 Deck
  • Exmark Turf Tracer S Series - (TTS20KAE483CA) 20 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin Electric Start With 48" Ultracut Series 3 Deck - California
  • Exmark Turf Tracer S Series - (TTS20KAE483) 20 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin Electric Start With 48" Ultracut Series 3 Deck
  • Exmark Turf Tracer S Series - (TTS18KA523) 18 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin With 52" Ultracut Series 3 Deck
  • Exmark Turf Tracer S Series - (TTS16KA483CA) 16 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin With 48" Ultracut Series 3 Deck - California
  • Exmark Turf Tracer S Series - (TTS16KA483) 16 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin With 48" Ultracut Series 3 Deck
  • Exmark Turf Tracer S Series - (TTS16KA363CA) 16 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin With 36" Ultracut Series 3 Deck - California
  • Exmark Turf Tracer S Series - (TTS16KA363) 16 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin With 36" Ultracut Series 3 Deck
    Exmark Turf Tracer X-Series Walk Behind Mowers
  • Exmark Turf Tracer X-Series - (TTX24KAECA) 24 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin Electric Start - California
  • Exmark Turf Tracer X-Series - (TTX24KAE) 24 HP Kawasaki® V-Twin Electric Start
  • Exmark Turf Tracer X-Series - (TTX20KCE) 20 HP Kohler® Command™
  • Exmark Turf Tracer X-Series - (FMD604) 60" Ultracut Series 4 Deck Option
  • Exmark Turf Tracer X-Series - (FMD524) 52" Ultracut Series 4 Deck Option



Bob-Cat Walk Behind Mowers

Another mower company that's been around awhile is Bob-Cat. They make very good quality commercial walk behind mowers in 32", 36" and 48" belt driven and 36", 48" and 54". Belt driven walk behinds all use piston grip controls. You have the option of soft grip piston grip controls or try their Z-Control for Bob-cat hydro models. Z-Control is more comfortable for most users because it's easier on the hands.

    Bob-Cat Belt Driven Walk Behind mowers
  • Bob-Cat Walk Behind mower - Classic Pro 16 HP 32" - Belt Driven
  • Bob-Cat Walk Behind mower - Classic Pro 16 HP 36" - Belt Driven
  • Bob-Cat Walk Behind mower - Classic Pro 16 HP 48" - Belt Driven
    Bob-Cat Hydro Driven Commercial Walk Behind Mowers
  • Hydro 16HP KAW FS 36 SD - 36 inch Hydro Driven Mower
  • Hydro 18HP KAW ES FS 36 SD - 36 inch Hydro Driven Mower
  • Hydro 18HP KAW FS 48 SD - 48 inch Hydro Driven Mower
  • Hydro 18HP KAW ES FS 48 SD - 48 inch Hydro Driven Mower
  • Hydro 20HP KAW FS 54 SD - 54 inch Hydro Driven Mower
  • Hydro 20HP KAW ES FS 54 SD - 54 inch Hydro Driven Mower
  • Hydro Z-Control 16HP KAW FS 36 SD - 36 inch Hydro Driven Mower
  • Hydro Z-Control 18HP KAW FS 48 SD - 48 inch Hydro Driven Mower
  • Hydro Z-Control 20HP KAW FS 54 SD - 54 inch Hydro Driven Mower



Ferris Walk Behind Mowers

If you want the Tank of walk behinds, Ferris makes it. They're as tough as they come with good mowing characteristics.




Encore Walk Behind Mowers

I started with a belt drive 48 Encore walk behind. It was probably the best mower that I ever owned from a low cost and durability standpoint. They are still built heavy with great blade top speed (aids in a better cut). Encore makes 36" and 48" walk behind mowers in both belt and hydro drive.





Bunton Walk Behind Mowers

Bunton mowers are no longer in business. In their last years in business, Bunton was owned by the same company that owned Bob-Cat Mowers. Many of the Bunton mowers used the same parts as similar Bob-Cat models. Check with a Bob-Cat dealer for Bunton parts.





Toro Walk Behind Mowers

Toro has been an innovator in the walk behind market for several decades. Their T-Bar style controls revolutionized the walk behind mower. In the past, Toro walk behinds were not the toughest mowers when compared to Scag, Exmark and others. The biggest knock on them was their thinner stamped steel decks. 2011 Toro walk behind mowers have 7 gauge welded steel decks with a large front steel rib that runs the width of the deck. Toro has improved their walk behind immensely by just this one quality addition. If you are in the used market, the older stamped mower decks sometimes rust quickly if not taken care of. If your crew is hard on mowers, an older Toro may not be for you. If you are reasonable with equipment, the older style Toro walk behinds mow very well.




Wright Velke Walk Behind Mowers

If you want a great quality, more compact professional walk behind, the Wright Velke might be the right choice. With great Wright quality and features like a strong deck, Wright has a winner. Velke Gear Drive mowers have 5 speed transmissions and come in 32, 36 and 48 inch deck options. A 16 HP Kawasaki engine is your only option. The belt (gear drive) mower has twin drive belts for maximum drive performance. The Velke Hydro walk behind is available in 32, 36, 48 and 52 inch deck options. Choose between 16, 18 or 20 HP Kawasaki engines. The Velke hydro has the largest drive tires in the industry and simpler hydro drive controls than most other mowers.