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Discussion in 'Wackbag Home Improvement & Car Repair' started by mr. sin, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    First tip go down to a local Lawn and Garden dealer rather then a big box store... as I tend to be hard on things and homeowner quality stuff breaks waaaay to easy.

    Most recent purchase... as I have to plant 1000 trees this year and put in about 30 posts for a pasture...

    http://www.stihlusa.com/augersdrills/BT121.html

    I got 20% off as it was a salesman sample that was only used to drill 8 holes for his deck. Bought a case of Stihl synthetic 2 stroke oil and doubled the warranty.

    Gonna go finance a Exmark zero turn in the spring as my 5 year old Husqvarna riding mower has about 1700 hours on it now.
     
  2. mr. sin

    mr. sin Registered User

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    the local shop here the mowers are freaking expensive!!! being laid off i gotta afford what we can!
     
  3. stevethrower

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    Oh and some of these dealers sell used equipment... like last year they wanted to sell me a 15k commercial zero turn for like 5k... only about 2 years old and had 400 hours on it. But it was too wide to fit between my trees.
     
  5. Sinn Fein

    Sinn Fein Infidel and White Interloper
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    Go to a real Toro dealer and get a Super Recycler. Finest mower I have ever owned.
     
  6. Haeder

    Haeder South Dakota

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    Might as well start buying used lawn mowers if you're gonna get one from a big box store.

    Risk of getting a lemon is about the same.

    Honda engines for extended life goodness.
     
  7. stevethrower

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    x2

    My Husqvarna generator has one... oh and the neighbor's son brought over a commercial leaf blower... basically a Honda engine attached to a turbine with a directional nozzle... did their property and ours in like an hour.

    Looked like this...

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  8. Valk

    Valk Spreading the Virus on NJ GSP 91 to 148

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  9. Motor Head

    Motor Head HIGHWAY TRASH REMOVAL

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    The best mower ever.
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    I recommend the Jesus Martinez model. It works very hard and doesn't cost too much.
     
  10. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Or....

    [​IMG]

    Free fertilizer and lamb chops...
     
  11. Awful Me

    Awful Me I do it.

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    How big is your yard?
     
  12. Awful Me

    Awful Me I do it.

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    my front yard and back yard are each about 80 x 100.

    in south Louisiana my yard cutting season is every week and a half or so between the last week of february and mid november.

    I've had this one for the last 4 years since I got my new house:

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/MTD-Yard-...Discharge-Push-Gas-Lawn-Mower-Not-CA/13373910

    Yeah it's walmart, I like walmart, I can't afford snapper anyway. I change my air filter 1 year and this year I put a new blade in it. It's never let me down.
     
  13. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
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    Push mower? I don't use no stinking push mower.
    Got this from Home Depot about 8 years ago.
    Still kicking ass. Dual blades, 12 HP.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. mr. sin

    mr. sin Registered User

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    reviews on that mower suck...and i own a fre crapsman power and yard tools and regret it. the leaf blower sucks. etc.

    looking to poss spend under $350.00


    ill post up a vid of my yard. dont really have exact sq ft



    @stevethrower...i looked at a local snapper dealer......holy fuck $700 for a push mower (yes i picked a random model with a yardvac option)
     
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    mr. sin Registered User

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    whats everyones opinion on honda mowers?
     
  16. Digital_Trauma

    Digital_Trauma "man of leisure". . . aaaand repeat

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    That's great as long as Juan Pablo Montoya doesn't live nearby...
     
  17. lajikal

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    Beaner approved. Used self-propelled hondas for residential mowing contracts in middle of summer in new mexico desert and those fuckers took a beating. Issues? Plug in a new spark plug and keep on rolling. Plugs tend to get dirty when you're creating a dust storm.

    Mowers = honda
    Weed eaters = husqvarna
     
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    Most Honda small motor stuff holds up well.
     
  19. samurai

    samurai Ridiculum Anserini

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    Usually very good. You can also get Craftsman mowers with Honda engines.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Sinn Fein

    Sinn Fein Infidel and White Interloper
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    I looked hard at Toro and Honda.

    Ideally, I think the best would be a Toro with a Honda mower, like this one:

    http://www.toro.com/en-us/Homeowner.../Pages/Model.aspx?pid=20382-PersonalPaceHonda

    They didn't make this model when I bought mine. I have a Briggs engine but the thing starts every time no problem. Has the 5-year warranty, so I am not worried. The dealer called it the All-American model because both the engine and the rest of the mower are made in USA.

    I know you want to spend under $350. So did I... But I decided to pony up the cash for peace of mind. Local dealer gave me a good price, a bit below MSRP.

    Look around for a deal on a demo or a floor model.
     
  21. Motor Head

    Motor Head HIGHWAY TRASH REMOVAL

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    This should have gotten more play....fucking hilarious.
     
  22. stevethrower

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    FYP...

    Have one of these...

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    With...

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    And...

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    And...

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    And...

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    Friggin thing goes through anything...
     
  23. stevethrower

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    Then go used... like I mentioned unless you a have a postage stamp for a lawn... go for a better quality ergo more expensive/better made mower... like a Toro/Snapper etc... and stay away from the big box store shit.

    Like my chick bought a "John Deere" weed wacker and HD similar to what I have now... the button thing on the shaft (heh) broke... and John Deere/HD or my local Lawn and Garden place couldn't fix it... as basically it was a consumer tool... meaning once it broke toss it.

    My Stihl starts on the second pull (first pull prime etc)... and goes through anything... oh and since I bought the head unit and a few attachments he gave me a rack that holds them all for free.
     
  24. stevethrower

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    Tee hee 12 HP...
     

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