I went to an auction yesterday and there were 2 beater mowers. No one would bid on them, so I bought both of them for $4. I didn't even pay attention to the brand, because I only wanted the wheels for my good mower, which works fine but the plastic wheels are all worn out. When I got home I realized one is a Lawnboy, and when I checked it out, I realized it has a 2 cycle engine because it says to mix gas.
Now, I have a very attitude about any 2 cycle engines. Every chain saw, weed whacker, or anything else with a 2 cycle that I have ever owned seems to be nothing but a hard starting pain in the butt, and they need constant repairs. This makes me wonder why anyone would consider this a superior mower to a mower with a 4 cycle engine. Not just the repairs, but also the hassle of mixing the gas.
I guess I'll give it a try if I can get it to run. It appears that it's complete except for a broken pull string, but I'd tend to want to repair the other one with the standard Briggs 4 cycle engine before even bothering with a 2 cycle engine. Does Lawnboy also make a 4 cycle engine, or else why do the used mowers normally sell for so much?