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What's Everyone Cutting The Home Turf With?  
User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Posted (12 years 3 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

I moved into my first house recently and was faced with how to keep the yard looking like a vietnamese rice patty.

So I was faced with the decisions of which push mower to get.

I ended up getting a LAWNBOY Silver series w/the Tecumseh 4 stroke engine. I bought it from Amazon.com believe it or not and had it at my door in 3 days via FedEx.

OK... to the meat and potatoes. The 4 stroke is quiet. No gas mixing. Yeah you have to change oil. It starts on the first pull everytime. Its a one speed self proppeled. The staggered wheels really help from scalping the grass on inclines.

It's a fair mulcher. The mulching gets worse with the height of the grass.

I'm very happy with it.

Anyone else own a LAWNBOY?

Tell us about your mower.....

Keep those blades sharp !!! Right On

JET

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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

I have a Sear's Rotary Push Mower (one of those with the cage of blades, no engine). I love it, its a great workout, works better than any of my neigbhor's gas mowers, and is much less of a hassel. Also isn't too much slower either...takes about 20 minutes to mow my entire front lawn.

User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

I use a self propelled Turo (sp) lawn mower. It's very easy to use!

User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

Rotary mowers are very good..... for small areas.

JET


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4781 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

I use a self propelled Honda lawnmower - its been great and never had any problems in the seven years we've owned it. Its a 4-cycle, 2-cycles are smog-producing pigs but I guess they're easier to maintain. But these days my father does the mowing...I'm usually not around that much  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

Rotary mowers do a much better job, not to mention don't have engine problems. The drawback is that you must mow regularly, no putting it of till next weekend or it's a nightmare.


" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

First line should read: I moved into my first house recently and was faced with how to keep the yard FROM looking like a Vietnamese rice patty.

JET


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

ROFL.
I don't have a garden (sadly, I like gardens but the appartment didn't come with one) but helped out in my parents' garden quite often.
Everything except the lawnmower simple oldfashioned handwork.
no machinery, just plain oldfashioned handtools (and they had several acres of garden).
Lawnmower was a large gasoline powered beast, for the 100x50 meters (appr.) of sloping lawn that's a bit much to do by hand.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineVictech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 546 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1595 times:

I guess I'm lucky, I can't mow the lawn--I'm an asthmatic and my doctor has forbidden me from doing so.  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1588 times:

I use a John Deere 48 inch cut 3 blade mower. Makes any job quick and easy.

User currently offlineTNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1586 times:

If my yard looked like a Vietnamese rice patty, I guess I would cook it and eat it. But if it looked like a Vietnamese rice paddy, then maybe I'd just mow it occasionally.
Bill



"...every aircraft is subtly different.."
User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

This is my weapon against lawn overgrowth.
http://www.gardena.com/INT/resources/catalogs/02465-20_kl.jpg
It has a ball bearing system which allows the blades to spin effortlessly with each rotation of the wheels. Therefore, less work required to push the mower... even when I skip a few weeks  Laugh out loud
By the way... What does a Vietnamese rice patty look like.


User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

Well, lemme run out back and look...

We have a new (as of last year) Honda HR215 Masters, 5 h.p., self propelled. Our last Honda lasted about 15 years. This one does a great job.

Now, if you'll excuse me, our irrigation water is flooding the garden. I've gotta go take care of it.

'Speed



User currently offlineBoeing747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

If I had to buy a lawn mower I would go with a TORO, it has a good name with good quality behind it. For Trimmers I would go with Still trimmers. Thank god I get my sisters boy friend to cut my lawn because I would not do it.

User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

I have a Craftsman push-mower. Runs great. 8 years old and still starts on first pull. I don't really take care of it either. I spray it down and sharpen the blades every year; that's it. BTW, I've mowed grass for 20+ years now and I've NEVER mixed gas...EVER. Straight gas for me for all engines, dammit.

My riding mower is a Murray with a Briggs & Stratton engine. It sat in the elements for 2 years w/o being started. I got it running again last year. Loud SOB, but cuts good.

I use the push for the front and rider for the back.



"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

I have my dependable Puss~mower, multi~stroke, operator~propelled machine.


Seriously, this is my mower...


Mine is gold-coloured. Cuts better than the green-coloured model.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



What's another word for thesaurus?
User currently offlineStarship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

I have a Professional (that's the make) 42" Barrel Cut self-propelled mower for that bowling green look. These mowers are very expensive and unfortunately I couldn't afford a new one. I eventually saw one advertised in the weekly classifieds for about half the price. Initially I was a little distressed to learn that it was 13 years old. However, the owner pointed out that it was almost identical to the current models and he produced an aircraft-type log book with a full documented history of every date that it was started and for how many minutes it ran! Also documented was every oil change. Its total hours was way below the life expectancy of the engine (1000 hours), so a deal was concluded and I have been using it for the past three years without any trouble. A beautiful lawn requires a lot of fertiliser, a lot of water and a lot of hard work. I sometimes wonder if brick paving isn't a better option....


Behind every "no" is a "yes"
User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

..... or, you could just convert it into a Vietnamese rice patty - WHATEVER THAT IS!

BTW, Dripstick; nice call  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11651 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

Having lived in 4 different apartment complexes in the last three years, I own NONE! THAT'S RIGHT! I DON'T HAVE TO MOW A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!! While you all are sweating away keeping everything neatly manicured for The Association, I am crusing the mall with my cool, frosty Frappachino! YESSSSS!!!!!!


Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11651 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1507 times:

My mom, however, went to Sears and bought an electric lawn mower. She lives in a 55 and older housing development in central Oregon. The Association makse sure that no houses are painted strange colors or that the right car (usualy Buicks) are parked in the driveways and things of that nature. She uses the lawn mower frequently now because The Association informed her that her lawn is becoming a bit over-grown and must be kept to within an inch and a half. "We have an image to maintain" is the reasoning of The Association. Mom is the only person in the community that still has a job.
At some point I have just thrown my hands up and said 'whatever.....'



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineFordlover From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

A $99 Murry from K-mart. It gets the job done, and hasn't given me a bit of trouble in the 8 years I've had it. And I abuse it. Cut 1ft tall grass, mow over rocks and fallen branches, and leave it out in the rain occasionally. It's powered with a 3.5 hp Briggs and Stratton, and starts on the first pull every time. By the way, this is a nice twist on the usual "what do you drive" thread.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

Thank you Seb for reafirming my belief that covents and housing associations are evil.

I just let my lawn grow wild.

But I seriously am considering getting a weedwacker.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (12 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

Our Association has strange rules also, some of which are not taken seriously (like no grilling on the driveway). Of course keeping your lawn respectable is one of them, but who wouldn't want to. I actually enjoy lawnwork (mowing, trimming, edging, cleaning up landscaping, etc). I look forward to it. Other messed up rules: No outbuildings (sheds, etc), no privacy fences, house must have wood trim, machine-gun nests must be hidden from view (j/k). There are many more which I can't recall but they are sometimes funny.


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