Can anyone recommend a decent professional 4 wheeled petrol mower ?

Hi     I am looking to buy a new pro grade four wheeled petrol mower , 
 To replace a marinox mx57sh , brilliant machine,57 cm stainless steel chassis, honda 190 engine, made in italy ,spares a bit tricky, have to get parts sent over from northern ireland !
Currently looking at
Weibang virtue 53pro, 
Toro 22280hd proline,
Lawnflite pro553hws ,
Honda hrh536 hxe
All of these machines are aluminum decks , no more rotten decks thank you very much !!!!
Obviously the Honda would be the most expensive and is a bit more than i really want to spend !! £1000 ish.   Can anyone give any recommendations as the more i look at the more confused i get  !!!   mind you that's not difficult !!!

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 19,497
    I used to do contract garden maintenance and always had Hondas and never regretted the extra money I spent on them.
    Devon.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 1,037
    Hondas always get great reports on this forum. Personally, I would avoid the Toro. I have a Husqvarna (a ride on) and its fantastic, reliable and copes really well with my steep, uneven terrain.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,293
    edited 14 March
    Totally with Nollie regarding the Husqvarna ride-on mowers ; we use these (mulching-mowers) for large grass areas . The turning circle is amazing (rear wheel steering) ; provided you keep your lawns short , grass trails are a thing of the past !
    A bit pricey to buy new , but used ones are normally fairly widely available .
  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 1,686
    Honda or Hayter every time, whichever your local dealer stocks as service back up is as important as machine quality.
    AB Still learning
     Many mists in march -many frosts in May
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 2,949
    Our local garden machinery specialists recommended Honda to me, despite having many more expensive mowers on display.  The only other one they suggested for very heavy use was John Deere.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 19,497
    KT53 said:
    Our local garden machinery specialists recommended Honda to me, despite having many more expensive mowers on display.  The only other one they suggested for very heavy use was John Deere.
    I spent £3,500 on my John Deere. It's a pile of plap. Fine if your grass is bone dry, the ground is  dead flat and the grass is less than 2" long: anything else, forget it.
    I wish I'd never bought it and had gone for a Honda and paid the extra.
    Devon.
  • jackpjackp Posts: 11
    I do quite a lot of lawn mowing and I spent a while trying to find a good mower for under around the £700 mark -in the end I got a 53cm husqvarna and been very impressed with it .before that I had bought a mountfield Honda from b&q which turned out to be surprisingly fairly useless so quickly got rid of it .The husqvarnas seem to be the best value for money ones I have found .i got mine from world of power website so its worth checking them out .hope this helps 
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