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    What is a good manufacturer for a lawnmower?

    I'm going to attempt to start my lawnmower tomorrow, for the 1st time this year. It's over 18 years old & I'm not sure if it'll start or not.

    So....What is a good manufacturer for a lawnmower?

    Currently, it's a 22" Sears mulching, self propelled, walk behind mower. I'm in Levittown, so it's not too much of an area to mow, just the front yard, the strip by the curb, and a small section in the back.
    If Sonny had EZ-Pass, he'd have survived that hit...

    #2
    I would avoid Honda. They make a great engine but the rest of their mower blows goat balls.
    Pat ------> NRA Endowment Member

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      #3
      I'm guessing I'm limited to whatever Home Depot or Lowes carries....unless that snowblower site, that Destro has mentioned in the past, has them. I don't remember the name of the site though.
      If Sonny had EZ-Pass, he'd have survived that hit...

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        #4
        Originally posted by Paté View Post
        I would avoid Honda. They make a great engine but the rest of their mower blows goat balls.
        Yeah, I was going to avoid them. I figure you're paying at least twice the price, just for the name.
        If Sonny had EZ-Pass, he'd have survived that hit...

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          #5
          Get a goat, Malaka says they are multipurpose.

          Honestly if you have that small an area, any reason not to get an old fashion push mower? You can use them any time of day or night and not bother the neighbors. I was going to get one and mow the lawn at night so I didn't have to be out in the sun doing it during the summer. Then I moved into my house and realized that I have severe allergies and hired a landscaper.
          Ben

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            #6
            Originally posted by TTSkipper View Post
            Get a goat, Malaka says they are multipurpose.

            Honestly if you have that small an area, any reason not to get an old fashion push mower? You can use them any time of day or night and not bother the neighbors. I was going to get one and mow the lawn at night so I didn't have to be out in the sun doing it during the summer. Then I moved into my house and realized that I have severe allergies and hired a landscaper.
            When My dad bought the house, around 1969, he bought a push mower....guess who had to use that. So that's out.

            It's a standard Levittown front lawn & strip between the sidewalk & curb, & about 1/2 of the back yard.
            If Sonny had EZ-Pass, he'd have survived that hit...

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              #7
              http://www.mowersdirect.com/ That is the same site as the snowblowers. Good company fast shipping

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                #8
                Originally posted by Shamuscull View Post
                http://www.mowersdirect.com/ That is the same site as the snowblowers. Good company fast shipping
                Thanks! That's the one.
                If Sonny had EZ-Pass, he'd have survived that hit...

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Paté View Post
                  I would avoid Honda. They make a great engine but the rest of their mower blows goat balls.
                  Interesting. I would highly recommend Honda.

                  The HRX 217 21" self-powered walk-behind is the most solid mower I ever owned. Great engine and the deck has a lifetime warranty and I've used that tiny thing on over an acre of lawn for years without ever servicing it, just changed the blade cause I used it as a weedwacker in my wood lot.

                  I want to get a lawn tractor (cub or john deere) but I have a part where it's greater that a 15% grade so no go on even an expensive garden tractor. Sucks. Beats up my knees but I get a cool tan.

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                    #10
                    Toro super recycler...try the equipment store on east Marie street in Hicksville, all the name brands are the same price anywhere and when you need service they are there for you.

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                      #11
                      Bought my Craftsman (Briggs engine on purpose) February 1994. Last two years have taken no more than two pulls to get it started. I'll probably find out how many it will take to get it running this year over the weekend.
                      Steve

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                      • vmtcmt
                        vmtcmt commented
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                        Two pulls

                      #12
                      FYI I've been running starbrite startron fuel treatment at almost full strength (storage strength) year round and have not had any issues. Typically, I fill my 5 gallon container once and that will get me the entire mowing season and I think some snowstorms with the blower unless I forgetting a refill during the year.

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                        #13
                        Honda HRX 17 deck warranted for life top of line motor, parts easy to get if ever needed. Mulches like a goat, sucks like a expensive whore. But I know you do not want to spend $800 on a mower , many guys have to get one every 4 years plus all the aggravation. Toro is good too $$$$$$$$$$$ or my 48 year old lawn boy runs like the day it was bought.

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                          #14
                          Just a little update:

                          I took the old mower out of the shed, added a few ounces of Seafoam & topped off the tank with some fresh gas.....It started on the first pull.
                          If Sonny had EZ-Pass, he'd have survived that hit...

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                          • Coqui
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                            Now you have to buy a new firearm, with all the money you saved.

                          #15
                          I've been looking for an old 2cycle lawn boy. Nothing cuts better. And you don't have to worry about killing the engine on a hill with no oil.
                          III%

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