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What mower do you have?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by bobwilson1977, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Apr 16, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    bobwilson1977

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    Since its summer and all, might as well talk about lawn mowers. I grew up with a 13 acre yard. So we wore out riding mowers like crazy. We had in order:

    1970's Arien's 30" riding mower, 12 HP Tecumseh
    1980's Honda riding mower, 12 HP Honda
    1970's Kubota diesel tractor. 12 HP 2 cylinder diesel Kubota
    1990's MTD with 12 HP Briggs. (Piece of shit too)
    1990's Murray with 14.5 HP OHV Briggs ( Also a piece of shit)
    2003 Kubota with 22 HP diesel Kubota engine ( still have this one)

    Push mowers:
    1970's Snapper 2 cycle. That thing was great!
    1970's generic push mower with Briggs. Still have it
    1980's Sears with Tecumseh. Crap!
    2002 MTD push mower, 6 HP Briggs

    What I personally own for my lawn:

    Vintage 1970's Lawn Boy, 2 stroke engine. I LOVE this mower. Starts easy, runs great, very reliable.
     
  2. Apr 16, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    Snapper, 5HP
     
  3. Apr 16, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    xpander76

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    John Deere x320

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  5. Apr 16, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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    rhoppas

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    Honda self-propelled push mower (from the Honda motorcycle dealer, not Lowes). It is approx 20 years old and still running excellent. Has ALWAYS started on the first pull. It smokes just a tad for about 15 seconds after it is started. Cost a fortune but it has been well worth it. I bought it at the time because my boys were mowing half the yards in the nieghborhood and it was one of the first to have the instant blade brake. Needless to say, I will be getting another Honda when/if this one ever croaks...
     
  6. Apr 16, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    Truth be told the Walker cut better just took longer.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    My early 90s Snapper took a dump on me last year...

    so I went cheap and bought a Toro from lowes... I hate it... it's front wheel propelled instead of rear wheel like the old snapper... sucks... meh

    But hopefully in a year or two I have a zero turn :D
     
  8. Apr 17, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    I'm in the market for a good ridding mower. Can any point me in the right direction to a good one that won't break the bank? I have been on Craigs wow it goes from junk to expencive. Any brands to really stay away from? I really hate having a yard I should have stayed in the desert.
     
  9. Apr 17, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    Some of the guys here might disagree, but I've got a Sears riding lawn mower that I've had for close to 20 years. I've replaced the blades once and the battery once. Other than basic upkeep it still runs like new, even after my nephew left it outside all winter one year.:rolleyes:
     
  10. Apr 17, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    wat?
    husquvarna electric start/self-propelled/bagged push mower
     
  11. Apr 17, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    getting there....
    i have a troybilt 18.5 horse bronco.
     
  12. Apr 17, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    i want to say its a 20 hp snapper push behind. pretty sure its 20... its decent... but im trying to talk the rents in to getting a riding mower. they give such a nicer cut and would be so much easier to mow my yard. its almost 1.5 acres and takes forever with the little 21 inch push mower... used the neighbors riding mower and had the yard done in about 20 mins
     
  13. Apr 17, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    getting there....
    hell...i gotta get a push mower for our front yard......so damn many rocks and roots in it.
     
  14. Apr 17, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    lol yeh my yard is starting to do that. but i can think of so many reasons a tractor would be nice... not only for cutting the grass but hauling crap around the yard, get a little dump trailer for mulch and crap like that... would be nice!


    damn... im lazy as hell! :cool:
     
  15. Apr 17, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    Got a 3.5 hp lawn boy walk behind that's self propelled. It always needs three attempts to start but it's mowed about 3 lifetimes of mowing
     
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    :cool:..............I have a Fernando mower......................

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  17. Apr 17, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    :anonymous:[​IMG] best damn lawn thing i have ever used!!!!:stirthepot:
     
  18. Apr 17, 2010 at 9:53 PM
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    We got a John Deere zero-turn mower a few weeks ago, love it and runs like a champ.
     
  19. Apr 18, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    I have a John Deere riding mower, and am getting ready to sell a Yanmar 1500 diesel tractor with a bad clutch. The bulk of the mowing is done between two full size geldings, and my miniature stallion.
     
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    started out mowing as a youngster with one of these: 70's model 3 speed w/42" deck Cub
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    then got one of these: Yamaha TerraPro it had the 48" deck tho. R.I.P. (blowout on trailer=badnews)
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    then one of these: 54" deck w/hydrostat
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    currently filling the hearts of grass blades with fear with one of these:
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    it's a beast. 62" per pass. 24hp Yanmar diesel. the 455 was a great tractor...put 935 hours on it on the original belt :eek: other than scheduled maintenance it also need a battery once. it had a 23hp Yanmar. verdict still out on the 2305...it's only a couple years old but has been great so far. i'm sold on John Deere...they're kinda like Toyotas :) i am of course reffering to the ones you buy at a JD dealership...not at Lowes or Homer Depot. the TerraPro 4wheelr/mower was neat...but had too much...."stuff" on it to go wrong...it's cool being able to mow the lawn, then drop the deck and go for a spin though. i do kinda miss poppin wheelies on the cub cadet :D
     
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