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Swisher (66") 19HP Finish Cut Tow-Behind Trail Mower w/ Electric Start

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Model: FC1966BS
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Grade
Semi Pro Lawn Mowers
Style
Tow Behind Mowers
Surface Area
Office Building, Farm, or Parks
Large
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
66

Cutting Inches
Engine


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Mower Is Too Large To Fit On Lift Gate For Delivery
Must have a loading dock or fork lift @ delivery locale to unload

Attaches to your tractor, ATV or other utility vehicle
Provides a finish type cut - similar to a riding mower

Powerful 19 HP Briggs And Stratton OHV Engine
12-volt electric start system (no recoil back-up)
U1L type battery required (not included - buy locally)

66-Inch Side Discharge Cutting Deck
11 gauge welded steel deck
3 blade design handles grass up to 6" deep
Easy to use variable cutting height adjustment handles

True Floating Deck
Prevents scalping of your grass
Three 5-inch diameter gauge wheels for smoother travel
Additional underside baffles cut grass more effectively

Easy Offset Adjustment
For mowing ditches (up to a 15 degree slope)

Electronic Safety Switch
Prevents mower from being started "in gear"
Operating blade engage/disengage controls for added safety


Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
HP
19 HP
CC
540 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
2.5 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Consumer Engine Warranty
1 Year
Motor
Battery Included
Not Included
Battery Voltage
12 Volts
Battery Type
Lead Acid
Deck
Cutting Options
Side-Discharge
Deck Material
11-Gauge
Deck Construction
Welded
Spindle Material
Steel
Blades
3 Blades
Deck Positions
Infinite Positions
Cutting Width
66 Inches
Cutting Height
1.5-5.5 Inches
Wheels
Front Tire Size
13 x 5 Inch
Rear Tire Size
13 x 5 Inch
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Overview
Weight
500 Pounds
Product Length
104.0 Inches
Product Width
78.0 Inches
Product Height
26.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
728172399776
Model
FC1966BS
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Q: I am interested in the Swisher 66" model; can it be delivered to my home?
by Mark Warren from North Carolina on April 04, 2016

A: Mark - yes, the Swisher FC1966BS can be delivered to your home. However, the mower is too large to fit safely on the lift gate apparatus that is used on the delivery truck. So you would need to have a fork lift at your home to get the mower off the truck. The only other option you would have if you don't have a forklift or a loading dock available at the delivery location is to have the mower shipped to the nearest freight terminal to your home and you would go there to pick it up. You would obviously need a trailer or a truck to transport the mower back to your home if you did this.
by Jose, Product Expert

Swisher FC1966BS Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (6)
Fast (3)
Price (3)
Easy To Store (2)
I'd Buy It Again (2)
Cons
Unreliable (3)
Durability (3)
Low Quality (2)
No Hitch To Daisy Chain (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
74% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
23 Reviews  Sort by 
 
John G.
Ashtabula, OH
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Question About The Belts
I am thinking of purchasing this unit, however there is an overwhelming theme of an issue about the belts. Has this issue been resolved? If it has, please explain what was done during manufacturing so this issue won't happen to my unit when I purchase one.
John Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
John,
We have replaced original pulley with a new design. We also replaced the original belt with a new one.This change is in place now.
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Larry S.
Bridgeton, NJ
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not Happy With This Product. Shop Around!!!
I've had the Trail Behind 66" in mower for little over a year now. I've replaced the belts twice each. After speaking with customer service, they advised me the unit was no longer under warranty. I told her I understand this but there has to be a problem with the machine.

I've been trying to reach someone in the "tech department" for 6 working days, Still no response. I've now been on hold for 33 minutes and they are about to close in 11 minutes. I guess I'll try on Monday. ... more
Larry Does Not Recommend This Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Larry,
We are sorry that you have been having issues with your machine and we apologize for not correcting the problem sooner. We will be reaching out to you to help resolve the situation.
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Robert N
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/7/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Durable
This mower should work well on golf courses or lawns where the ground is smooth. If you're going to use it for anything tougher like cattle pastures, orchards, farm lots, look for a tougher machine or be prepared to buy lots of parts. It's certainly not a "trail mower" as advertised.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Fast
Cons: Durability, Unreliable, Low Quality
Robert Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Robert,
I am sorry to hear that you are not happy with the durability of your machine. If you feel this is a manufacturing issue, please contact Swisher directly to see if your machine can be repaired under the warranty at 800-222-8183. If you have any other questions that we can assist with, please give us a call and we will do our best to help. Thank you very much for your business and I hope you have a great day.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Robert,
We're sorry that you are experiencing issues with your machine. This trail mower is intended to cut grass in yards, large lots and golf courses. It is not intended for cattle pastures or farm lots. For that type of mowing, you will need our trail cutter. If you need additional help, please feel free to contact us toll free at 1-800-222-8183.
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Donald M.
Montague, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/26/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Replaced 12' Bush Hog
Purchased 2 mowers to tow behind a O Turn mower, went from 12' to over 14' with a 61" mower and 2 66" tow behinds. They cut very well, powerful and clean.

Operation and controls are simple, B&S engines run great and they look to be well constructed. Cut time is less than the Hog, cleaner, faster and they don't clog up. After 10 hours run time, all is well. Satisfied so far. Good investment.
Donald Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Donald,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear your machines' performance exceeded your expectations. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Anthony T.
Okolona, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/7/14
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
27
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Old Swisher Just Wouldnt Cut It !
My old swisher 44" 8hp had trouble mowing a new area around my pond. I normally cut it with a bush hog but I wanted a more manicured look. This new 66" not only mowed it but it only took about 45 minutes where the old mower took 2 hours due to the motor bogging down. The cut looks great and the motor never bogged down once. I have been using the old one for 10 years now and have only replaced the blades and the belt. It is still in good shape and I intend to keep using it in other... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, High Quality
Anthony Recommends This Swisher Mower
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David J.
Battle Ground, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/20/14
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Swisher Finish Mower
I have been pleased with my mower for the most part except a few things are troublesome and I would like to see some remedy.

1. I have had to put 2 new belts on the mower within the first day of use. I don't know if the adjustment for the tensioner was wrong but it did not seem right to go through those belts so fast.

2. I had to add a bungee cord to the idler pulley to keep it from periodically popping out of engagement. It's actually a good fix and works well so I'm not too... more
David Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
David,
Thank you for submitting your review. Sorry to hear about the issue you are having. We will have our Product Expert Jose contact you to try and resolve the issue you are having.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
David,
I'm sorry you are having issues with your machine. Please contact our customer service dept at 800-222-8183 or customercare@swisherinc.com so we can help resolve the problem.
Thanks.
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David's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"I will see if my comments prompt a response and action before I comment again."
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142
John
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/3/14
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Under Deck Paint
Very happy with the performance of this mower but disappointed when on the second cleaning of underside of deck, the paint came off leaving bare metal. It doesn't look like there was any primer or more than one coat of paint applied.
John Recommends This Swisher Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
John,
John,

Swisher is a company which stands behind their products and in cases like these, I would suggest giving them a call and see if this is something they can assist with. They are very customer conscious and most likely would be able to work something out to keep rust from forming on the bottom of the deck. I have provided Swisher's number below.

(800) 222-8183
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186
George
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/15/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
More Shredded Belts !
First review told of shredded belt. Replaced with Huskee belt. Seemed ok. Wrong...Have replaced 2 more belts !!!! WE NEED SOME ANSWERS TO THIS PROBLEM !!!!!!!!
George Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
George,
Thank you for your Email, i would recommend checking the Spindles to make sure they are not Loose this may cause the Belts to break. If the issue does not correct itself i would recommend having a local Service Center look at the Mower.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
George,
We are very sorry to hear you are having issues with your machine. If you are shredding belts, it generally means something is interfering with the belt path. It could be the alignment of the pulleys or a foreign object is in the way. We will be contacting you today to help resolve this issue.
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George P.
Catlettsburg, KY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/15/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
29
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Swisher Tow Behind Mower
The first time I used it the 50 inch v-belt tore to shreds. I replaced it with a 50 inch Huskee v-belt and I am well pleased with the mower. No more problems with it.
George Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
George,
We are sorry to hear you had an issue with your belt. We would like the opportunity to resolve this issue. Please feel free to contact us toll free at 800-222-8183. Thank you for choosing Swisher.
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Dale
Ellsworth, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/20/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Mower With Some Cheap Pieces
Purchased this pull behind so I would not have to use a mower on my tractor. This mower is great except for the junk belts that came with it. First mow job out they both slipped and wore to the extreme point of almost breaking. Went and bought Gates belts to replace these and have 10 times the life of the originals and still going strong. I mow 12.5 acres with this and the mower is great. Wish they would design a water wash system for the deck like my riding lawnmower so I could clean it easier.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Poor Beltscheap
Dale Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Dale,
Thank you for the feedback on your machine. It sounds like the tension needed to be adjusted. We apologize that you had to purchase additional belts for your machine. Please feel free to call us toll free at 800-222-8183 so we can correct this for you. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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James R.
Middleburgh, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/8/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
07
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Customer Service From Mowers Direct, And Swisher
I have a 60 inch swisher Trail mower that I used to mow my 3 acre lawn and my neighbor's 5 acres for 12 years, I've only had to replace the spindle bearings and blades once about five years ago. The old mower was starting to look rough, and the deck rollers were seized, and the 14.5 hp motor was starting to smoke a little, so I decided to replace it this year. After looking at and pricing other large deck Mowers, I decided that since I had such a good long term experience with my older Swisher... more
James Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
James,
Thank you for your candid review of your new mower. We are sorry to hear that you had some minor issues but happy to hear you are back up and running. Thank you for your continued support of Swisher!
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James's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The Order process was quick and easy, A Pleasant and knowledgeable representative called me the day after placing the order to verify the shipping info. The mower arrived promptly 5 days after the order was placed."
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