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which lawn mower in ur opinion is better???

Troy bilt or Craftsman

I am looking into buying 6.75 hp self propelled rear bag 3 in 1 types.

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both are better than a buell blast.

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Troy builts are the bomb




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anybody wanna break a tie ????
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Well Icant break the tie. but I can tell you this. I have been a home owner for 4 years and have killed two craftsman mowers already. I now have a lawn service doing my lawn.




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well thanks for all the info.... I am inclined towards Troy so thats what I will try !
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My lawn eats mowers....we haven't found one that'll last more then 1-1.5 years without it starting to screw up. Toro, John Deere, you name it. My dad sold our riding mower years ago, big mistake.
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I've had a hella tough Lawn Boy. It was my grandpa's and I got it after he died. I think it's 1985 vintage, and I finally replaced it last year. It still rins and cuts great, but the self propel is going south. I now have a Scott's from Home Depot, and it works OK, but doesn't cut as good as the Lawn Boy did.
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I would NEEEEVVVVVVer buy another crapsman mower or
garage door opener, even if it was $1.01!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had both, and they were working half the time if I was lucky!!!!
Buy a honda mower and it will last you forever,
and a genie door opener also.
Trust me, been there, done that.
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we had a toro for a good number of years then got a honda which lasted about 4 years and just got a new toro, they are pretty pricy though especially if you want a recycling mower.
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Always buy a Honda mower!
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Honda = #1 - but $$$'ive

I have a Toro (comes w/Briggs and Stratton plant) personal pace... running synthectic oil, iriduim plug, and 110 leaded race gas! It's a monster
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Here is what you do. Might be unscrupulous but shit happens!

Go to sears and buy a used return lawn mower like i did. You have 30 days no questions asked to return it for a full refund.

It was a 5 horse whatever. used it for 10 days and returned it. Got my money and bought the 6 horse push with mulcher and used it for 20 days. Returned it and then bought the Craftsman 6.5 horse 21" rear bagger with a mulcher for 149.99. (used) self propelled with speed control. I loved it so this one i kept.

This way you do not lose money and you can try different lawnmowers to see which one you like best. I also picked up a 3yr warranty on this one for 70.00 and it includes 100% parts and labor. The only thing it will not cover is abuse. (running on a tree stump Etc. So if you want all you have to do is every beginning (before you cut the grass) take it in and say its running rough and they tune it up in a check out and i do the same at the end of the season.

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Let me tell you something: if you want to kick yoruself in the ass every year go ahead. But I'll tell you what - my craftsman riding lawnmower has needed THREE replacement gas tanks because it leaks. I've also had the tires to flat on me numerous times, and I've noticed huge losses in performance since I got it. AND IT HAS A BRIGGS & STRATTON. Get a Troy Bilt. You'll thank yourself. TROY BILT TROY BILT TROY BILT!!
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I don't know......but the one Benny uses to cut my lawn is the best Mow your own lawn.......you guys are too funny your kidding right

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