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srgallan


Joined: Feb 2, 2008
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Thoughts on Lawn mower quality...??
Original Message   May 28, 2014 7:43 pm
Hi,

Just looking to replace an underpowered craftsman self propelled mower.  Looking at the Cub Cadet, Toro, Lawnboy, Husq self propelled mowers, in particular I noticed a cub cadet rwd with honda motor on for $379 ($100 off) at the local orange store.  Any thoughts of any of those brands in terms of quality?  I realize they all have higher tier editions as well, I am trying to stay under $500.....I have between 1/3 - 1/4 acre lot with some trees (Canada).
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Glove


Joined: Feb 22, 2005
Points: 10

Re: Thoughts on Lawn mower quality...??
Reply #1   Jul 22, 2014 10:41 am
Have had Murray, Snapper and now Honda (HRX). Murray, low end, Snappers are easy to work on but the design of the grass chute is not optimal in my opinion. Both Snappers had B&S engine issues with starting, etc...The Honda on the other hand has been a great machine over the last 3 years....brake/blade clutch...poly deck...just pull and go..
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slinger


Joined: Sep 22, 2010
Points: 151

Re: Thoughts on Lawn mower quality...??
Reply #2   Sep 15, 2014 9:24 pm
Some good closeout deals on Toro Super Recyclers now if you are still looking (around $500). That would last you for many years and do almost everything extremely well.
aa335


Joined: Nov 29, 2008
Points: 2394

Re: Thoughts on Lawn mower quality...??
Reply #3   Sep 15, 2014 11:26 pm
slinger wrote:
Some good closeout deals on Toro Super Recyclers now if you are still looking (around $500). That would last you for many years and do almost everything extremely well.

I mostly agree since I own a Super Recycler for 5 years up to now.  If I cut the grass often and not let it get too tall, it mulches well and leaves a nice cut.  Let the grass grow a bit high and it struggles to completely mulch.  It does need more power when mulching slightly tall grass.  The blade tip speed will bog down and leave a windrow of cut grass on top.  I often have to slow down to a crawl speed and take only 2/3 path width.  The bagging ability is marginal (ok, piss poor)  even though I use the higher lift blade.  The bag will come off the holders too easily if the mower is tipped back when trying to turn.
colinwesley


Joined: Sep 26, 2014
Points: 1

Re: Thoughts on Lawn mower quality...??
Reply #4   Sep 26, 2014 2:17 am
 Whenever you have your first spring with a yard, it could be really overwhelming. Not only do you have to determine the best way to take care of the backyard, but additionally you have to purchase all the things to do it. It can get really expensive and cost a cash advance for those who have to buy things like lawn mowers.
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HaydenAgnew


Joined: Nov 21, 2014
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Re: Thoughts on Lawn mower quality...??
Reply #5   Nov 21, 2014 4:03 am
Good thoughts. I would still purchase a good quality of lawn mower. The one that is easy to use and with quality and price of course. You can see these top 10 lawn mowers, the best guide of selection.
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RIT333


Joined: Jan 3, 2008
Points: 23

Re: Thoughts on Lawn mower quality...??
Reply #6   Nov 21, 2014 2:31 pm
I have found the Toro Super Recyclers to be excellent products.  I have never had a problem with the 2 that I have owned.  They cut very well, and leave the grass looking perfect - IMHO.
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