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Gotta get a new lawnmower

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the lawnmower I have is between 15-20 years old. I can't get a spark out of it, and yes I tried new plugs. Being soooooo old I think I'm better off buying a new one than trying to replace the coil to see if that's the problem.


Anybody have any suggestions about what to get?????

I'm looking at spending between 3-400$$$ and just get a push mower not automatic drive.

I know it's a bad time of year for deals but has anybody seen anything for a good price lately????


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Home depot has a good selection of toro and honda mowers, but menards had a decent looking one for about 370. a Mack self propelled walk behind w/ 6.5 hp Briggs and Stratton (looks cool for a mower with the Mack truck Bulldog too )

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Personally i LOVE my craftsman Riding Mower! I can listen to the SOX game/music and drink my beer and actually get something done! It's a beautiful thing!

Push mowers SUCK! I would check Menards or Home Depot but i just hate that place!HD

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Personally i LOVE my craftsman Riding Mower! I can listen to the SOX game/music and drink my beer and actually get something done! It's a beautiful thing!

Push mowers SUCK! I would check Menards or Home Depot but i just hate that place!HD

LOL. I have no place to store a riding mower and personally I enjoy the excercise you get out of the push mower. I'm only 28 so I hope I can still push the thing as long as it lasts.

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LOL. and personally I enjoy the excercise you get out of the push mower.
BS BS BS


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I'm only 28 so I hope I can still push the thing as long as it lasts.
The older you get the harder it is to push and last!!!!!!!!!!

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The older you get the harder it is to push and last!!!!!!!!!!

Another Freudian????

No it's not It's good excercise

I think you got that backwards. I believe the saying goes "What you used to do all night now takes you all night to do."

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True thats what scares me! I like to do what i gotta do for relief in between commercials!

I know it is good exercise but if ya ever get a riding lawnmower then tell me how much you miss "THAT" kind of exercise.

Used to take me 3.5 hours to cut my grass by hand. Now 30-45 minutes when i cut the pretty baseball park lines in it!

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garage sales dude. look in the 25 dollar range.

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garage sales dude. look in the 25 dollar range.

LOL If I was going to do that I'd fix the one I got. My dad gave me this one. It's time for me to find one that will last. From what I hear I'll want to stick with one with a Honda or briggs and straton motor.

this looks most interesting so far.

http://www.sears.com/sr/product/summ...id=07138852000

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hondas (yeah yeah) were rated #1 when I researched mine - I ended up getting a toro personal pace. It works good and was < 400$
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I think my Craftsman 3.75hp self propelled was only $350 a couple years back. Make sure you get a mulcher....I hate baggin. I think they all come as mulchers.
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I think my Craftsman 3.75hp self propelled was only $350 a couple years back. Make sure you get a mulcher....I hate baggin. I think they all come as mulchers.

the one in the picture is on sale for $219. It's a 6.5 horse and is a mulcher or bagger. Comes with a factory installed mulching system.


Kruz any problems to report with that craftsman???

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Naw...it's a lawnmower...I basically beat the crap out of it and it still runs nice. 6.5hp....that might outrun your Yamaha

I do wish it had multiple speeds.....sometimes I like to walk a little faster.

If I didn't have a yard full of doggie bombs, I would hire a lawn service. They are cheap as hell. The $200-1000 you'll spend on a lawnmower, edger, fertilizer, spreader, leaf blower could pay for 2 seasons of lawn maintenance.
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check out the toro personal pace - it doesn't have speed gears - the harder you push on the handle the faster it goes. Also to switch from multching to bagging all you have to do is put on the bag which takes about 1 second... it is a little weak when the grass is super long (B&S engine) tho...
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I wanna put a pipe on my mower, anybody have experience with exhaust mods??? btw it's a briggs 5hp

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check out the toro personal pace - it doesn't have speed gears - the harder you push on the handle the faster it goes. Also to switch from multching to bagging all you have to do is put on the bag which takes about 1 second... it is a little weak when the grass is super long (B&S engine) tho...
thanks Steve I'll take a look. They may have them at Sears when I go tomorrow. I do like that 6.5 horse craftsman though, especially since I don't mind push mowers.

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My dad went out and bought one of those expensive Toro's years ago. Right after the warranty expired the damn thing went dead. Couldn't start, couldn't fix it.

He now uses my step sister's $55 Walmart special. For the last 5 years.

I guess it depends on how big your yard is. Mine is so damn small, getting an expensive lawnmower isn't worth it. The one I got now came with the house. Amazingly, after a new spark plug, filter, and blade, it cut grass!

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My dad went out and bought one of those expensive Toro's years ago. Right after the warranty expired the damn thing went dead. Couldn't start, couldn't fix it.

He now uses my step sister's $55 Walmart special. For the last 5 years.

I guess it depends on how big your yard is. Mine is so damn small, getting an expensive lawnmower isn't worth it. The one I got now came with the house. Amazingly, after a new spark plug, filter, and blade, it cut grass!

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Depends on what you see as expensive. Now 500-900$$$ for a mower. I think that's expensive. $219 for the Craftsman with a briggs and straton motor, I think that's pretty reasonably.

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I got a 7hpr sears model with a Briggs motor in it, self this and that, bagger, mulches, variable this and that bullshit.

It cuts great and does a great job.

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I went to sears last night and Got the Crafstman in the picture above. I thought I was going to have to spend 3-400$$ so I'm happy I saved some $$$$$ and got a great mower.

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Shit if I had seen this sooner I would have sold ya mine. I just hired a lawn serveice.




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Shit if I had seen this sooner I would have sold ya mine. I just hired a lawn serveice.
Lawn Service? Next thing we will hear is hiring someone to ride your bike for you....
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Hey its 18 bucks a mow for a professsional job. I couldnt pass that deal up Now I can go ride instead of mowing the lawn




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Hey its 18 bucks a mow for a professsional job. I couldnt pass that deal up Now I can go ride instead of mowing the lawn

Damn I pay 25, but Bennie does spring and fall clean up. If Brian had let me know earlier, I would have gave him mine, 6.5 HP Biggs/Stanton motor, 2 years old. I gave it to the salvation army for a tax write off.

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Just moved the lawn....correction 6.75hp Craftsman with B&S engine. Lawn looks nice....might have to BBQ tonight
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