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Archie F. Swin 10-15-2012 02:02 PM

I Need a Lawn Mower < $300
 
Been shopping for a push lawn mower - the most important feature to me is cutting power

Here's what I've seen so far...

Sears - Craftsman w/ Honda motor
21" cut, torque 6.5, large rear wheels, deck rinse, self-propelled $299

Home Depot - Toro "High Wheel Recycler" Briggs & Stratton
22" cut, torque 7.25, large rear wheels, deck rinse, front drive $279

Lowes has new [but repaired] Husqvarna w/ Briggs & Stratton
22" cut , torque 7.75, slightly larger rear wheels, deck rinse, rear propelled Regular price >$329 discounted to $258

advice?

DeezNutz 10-15-2012 02:04 PM

Had a Craftsman and it was junk. Have a Toro and it's been solid.

Fish 10-15-2012 02:06 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img23/6328/dmaphotos71.jpg

gblowfish 10-15-2012 02:07 PM

Craig's list. Or any Pawn Shop in your home town.

LiveSteam 10-15-2012 02:07 PM

Find an old Toro GTS 2 cycle. Best mowers ever built. Mine goes back to 1989 still starts on the second pull & can cut tall wet grass with ease

http://www.newhavenpower.com/toro20329.jpg

Codered 10-15-2012 02:10 PM

I own that Toro model and paid roughly the same price. I haven't had it long, but it's started on the first pull every time and cuts my large yard great.

Flachief58 10-15-2012 02:16 PM

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kappa72202 10-15-2012 02:17 PM

I have a Toro....It has been very dependable for the last 7 years.

Dallas Chief 10-15-2012 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Archie F. Swin (Post 9016727)
Been shopping for a push lawn mower - the most important feature to me is cutting power

Here's what I've seen so far...

Sears - Craftsman w/ Honda motor
21" cut, torque 6.5, large rear wheels, deck rinse, self-propelled $299

Home Depot - Toro "High Wheel Recycler" Briggs & Stratton
22" cut, torque 7.25, large rear wheels, deck rinse, front drive $279

Lowes has new [but repaired] Husqvarna w/ Briggs & Stratton
22" cut , torque 7.75, slightly larger rear wheels, deck rinse, rear propelled Regular price >$329 discounted to $258

advice?

Buy the Craftsman but look at their returns first. I saved 30% after I bought the 3 year warranty

Pawnmower 10-15-2012 03:16 PM

Craftsman...The honda is a great motor, craftsman still has good warranty (2 years factory AFAIK)

Plus all the craftsman mowers usuyally come with the mulching blade and plug so u can use as mulcher or not, which I love using it as a mulcher myself.


So yah

Craftsman my brudda

(the 6 hp is PLENTY, if you look 20 years ago everything was 3-4 HP and they worked fine...dont get fooled by higher label #'s)

3rd&48ers 10-15-2012 03:20 PM

Sears - Craftsman w/ Honda motor

Hands down

HemiEd 10-15-2012 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dallas Chief (Post 9016934)
Buy the Craftsman but look at their returns first. I saved 30% after I bought the 3 year warranty

I agree, of his three push mower choices I would buy the Craftsman.

But like George said, go to Craigslist. It is a buyers market, especially now.

I have purchased two of the old 2 cycle Lawn Boys in the last year on CL as they are very light and handy around the lake. They are getting harder to find. The newer Lawn Boys have 4 cycle Tecumseh motors, and they suck.

Archie F. Swin 10-15-2012 03:28 PM

Wife just told me she has a sears.coupon for 15% off

HemiEd 10-15-2012 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Archie F. Swin (Post 9016975)
Wife just told me she has a sears.coupon for 15% off

There you go, destiny.


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