I have a lot of time and do enjoy cutting the grass. I also have two
trees that are about 40 in. apart. I don`t need or want a riding mower
with any of the " fancies". My
question ---Is a $1800 mower so much better than a $900 one? What do
I look at it this way. the 900 mower is like a $79 string trimmer. If
you want a new one every year, buy the cheap one. If you want something
that will last a while then spend a little more. If you want something
that will last your lifetime, then spend a lot more. My mower was $7900
in 2005. I would not even consider anything less if i needed another
one or were recommending to a friend. Yes, a bit of money, but if it
were on payments, it'd be a lot less than starbucks daily, and it'll
last MY lifetime and probably another 20 yrs after that is over.
Yes, I have a $400 string trimmer also.
remove the "not" from my address to email
I still use both of my 41 year old Husky Bolens. Makes the new
homeowner stuff look pretty bad. I may go and totally rebuild the
cutting deck at the cost of a few hundered dollars with new spindles and
all new pulleys. It's a lot better than 99% of the new ones. My front
yard is a bit steep and tough to do sideways. I'll use the Bolens with
chains on all summer and go up and down the hill. I wouldn't trust the
transmission in a new one at Lowes to hold up to that very long.
I was getting bearings to rebuild the drive shaft for the roto tiller
and the guy at NAPA asked me if the drive shaft was from a Honda car.
Should have seen the crowd gather when I said it's from a 40 year old
12HP Garden tractor for the tiller.
I think that is the point, 40 years ago the Bolens was a premium machine,
not something to be compared to a Craftsman, or an MTD anything. For years I
used an original 62' Cub Cadet, I sold it two years ago just to make room in
the garage, and it worked perfectly fine still. I opted for a machine that
was a little safer for my kids to operate.
Depends on the cup holders, it's all about the cup holders! Actually
it depends on how big your yard is and how often you mow. I had a old
friend that had an old cheap MTD cheap rider and he mowed 3 acres with
it for over 10 years. Very few repairs and most of those were from him
running through the fence and hitting the water meter cover. Spindles,
belts, batteries all need attention, if you take care of them even a
cheap one ought to last a long time.
On Sun, 10 Apr 2011 07:43:02 -0500, FatterDumber& Happier Moe
What do these trees have to do with it?
How much land do you have? How many times a year do you mow? How
long does each mowing take?
IF it's not too big or you don't fertilize so it dooesn't grow that
much, or to a large extent, if you let it grow long before you cut it,
or you have a thin easy to cut grass and not much heavy stuff like
much crabgrass, a cheap mower will last a long time.
Absolutely. My 88 lebaron had two. My 95 had none**. I hadn't even
bothered to check. Why would they take away the cupholders once they
thought to put them in? It took months of measuring, design, and
manufacturing just to put in just one. No room for another of the
Maybe they think the ashtray is one, but you'd have to take the change
out first and even then the ashtray lid doesn't fully get out of the
way of the cup.
Well where am I supposed to keep my change?
25% iirc of Americans still smoke (and I don't think it was ever over
45%). I've never smokes but I think they should provide ashtrays.
I have an ashtray at home if a guest wants to smoke.
You get what you pay for. In terms of how long it will last, how many times
you will fix it, how many times you have to take it to the shop, and how
many times it starts up for you when you want to mow.
You're considering $900 - $1800 for a push mower?
I think I have just the one for you. It's only $800.
Very compact. Very simple to operate. 5 hp engine. Dependable rope pull
start. Manual controls. Will fit between trees. Clippings catcher $200
Heart surgery pending?
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