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#354111 - 09/05/11 12:44 PM Lawnmower?
Ken.C Offline
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Hey guys,

I'm looking for a good lawnmower under $500. I've got a backyard and a front yard to mow now. What's the general opinion on electric vs gas? Any specific recommendations?

Thanks!
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#354113 - 09/05/11 01:33 PM Re: Lawnmower? [Re: Ken.C]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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CR recommended Toros when I bought a new one last year. I absolutely love it.

I was considering teasing you in another thread that now you'll need a lawnmower....
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#354115 - 09/05/11 01:35 PM Re: Lawnmower? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Ken.C Offline
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Just bought a Craftsman. Hope I didn't make a horrible mistake, but there we are.
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#354118 - 09/05/11 02:20 PM Re: Lawnmower? [Re: Ken.C]
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Registered: 04/04/07
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
I'm thinking about getting a push reel mower for my next house. They are supposed to give a better cut, plus they are quite, no exhaust, etc. I have no idea if I will like it or not. Currently I use a cheap gas mower (yard machine) that I bought used and it gets the job done.
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#354119 - 09/05/11 02:21 PM Re: Lawnmower? [Re: terzaghi]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Oh, Jeeeez, not a Craftsman?

Wow. That's all I can say.


Wow.
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#354122 - 09/05/11 06:38 PM Re: Lawnmower? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8347
Loc: Tacoma
Well, he waited almost an HOUR for advice, Mark. I mean, really, we failed him, don't you think?
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#354125 - 09/05/11 08:14 PM Re: Lawnmower? [Re: tomtuttle]
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YOu can buy a nice power a lot less than $500, but then again I get a Deere discount.
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#354128 - 09/05/11 08:42 PM Re: Lawnmower? [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 09/16/04
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We have a 16 year old Lawnboy that has done us well. With fall knocking on our door, this should be a good time to buy one I would think. It is definitely a BAD time to be thinking about buying something like a snowblower (yup. We are going to FINALLY get one this year.)
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#354131 - 09/05/11 09:38 PM Re: Lawnmower? [Re: nickbuol]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6725
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

I bought one a couple years back, a Toro. It was a bit more than $500 but it was worth it imo. Haven't had a bit of trouble with it.

Before this I had a ....................Craftsman. Had trouble with it from after about the first season.
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#354132 - 09/05/11 10:43 PM Re: Lawnmower? [Re: Wid]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6006
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
I will never buy anything from Sears again. I've had a lot of duds. One of them was a Craftsman lawnmower. Perhaps they've improved them. I bought the most expensive push, self start, front wheel drive one they had back in 2000. It lasted 3 years before the metal broke that held the big rear wheels in place. Then they couldn't fix it. The parts mfg didn't supply those particular parts anymore.

I then bought a Snapper for about half the price. I've been happy with it ever since.

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