Neee a new one Lowes has a Troy-Bilt for $279 and Home Depot has a Toro
for the same price. Features are pretty close.
My honda 13 years of heavy use is too worn out to fix:(
Which brand should I get?
Saint Charles, MO
On 1/8/2005 9:26 PM US(ET), John Prokovich took fingers to keys, and
typed the following:
That's a tough one, John.
They are both Red, so that eliminates having to make a color choice.
Price is the same too.
Features are pretty close. Do they both have a motor, blade, wheels, and
What other information have you provided?
Oh, the name on the decal that indicates the company that outsourced the
manufacturing of the mower.
I don't have either brand, and my 20 year old Craftsman won't die, so I
can't justify buying one with a different name to try.
I'll have to choose using some other criteria.
I'm from NY, and there is a city named Troy here, besides, Toro reminds
me of Barcelona, Spain, where the beer was salty, so I vote Troy.
Oh, and I like the wider aisles in my Lowes.
On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 20:26:53 -0600, John Prokovich wrote:
Good day John. I would have serious doubts that a lawn mower that costs
less than $300.00 will last for more 5 years of heavy use. It sounds like
you use your mower enough to warrent the purchase of a high end consumer
mower or a low end commercial mower. I would assume that you would be very
disapointed when your in need of fixing this machine in two years.
If your willing to spend say.. $450.00 you could get a new, mid level
consumer honda. Or you could find a used commercial toro/john deere/ honda
that will last 10+ years easily.
Before you or someone eles goes off on me about this or that... I suggest
that you take a good hard look at those big box store mowers and compare
them to your dead honda. The deck metal is thinner/cheaper all the way
down to the wheels made of cheap plastic instead of rubber. The push bars
are made of pot-metal and the moter are just crap. Just my observations as
of late, take them as you may.
Good luck with your mower purchases.
A mower less than $300 won't last 5 years ? I have 2 el cheapos ($150
each) - identical, one from Wards and the other from Penny's (MTD I
guess) - single lever height adjustment, baggers, convertable side or rear
discharge - that I use to brush hog small sumacs, berry bushes, my drainage
ditch, suck up leaves, volunteer mow cemetery, etc - that are doing fine.
Can't remember how old they are but Wards has been out of business that long
and Pennys stop selling hardware long ago.
still use my 2 stroke Lawn Boy that I bought use for $25. back in 1978.
There is nothing to wear out. I was just in my garage and pulled three
times. it started, in January Couldn't tell you if they still make them.
I think he's also forgotten that a mower that cost $150 back when
was the alternative to Sears and HD didn't exist, now costs a lot more
than that, when adjusted for inflation.
Another overlooked fact is how much use a mower gets. A person with a
who mow once a week, could get many more years of use out of someone
who cuts 1/3
of an acre more frequently.
I have a Honda Harmony 215 that is fantastic. Reliable, mulchs
excellent so the lawn
looks great, and quiet.
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