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    Reccomend a cheap push mower to compliment my 1023e

    Hi tractor freinds,

    I need a small push mower to get into some tough areas. Mostly where the grass is soft or close up to the deck and around beds.

    I was going to just buy the cheapest $150 model at HD, but thought I would put it out here as well. Use will be very light. Maybe 20mins out of the 2hrs of cutting with the JD.

    Is Self-propelled a necessity on these little things? I'm thinking if it makes it much easier, I'm all for that as I am pretty worn out after taking care of my entire property in an afternoon.

    Let me know what a great value is.

    Hoping to spend around $250 max.
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    Is Self-propelled a necessity on these little things? I'm thinking if it makes it much easier, I'm all for that as I am pretty worn out after taking care of my entire property in an afternoon.
    Push mowers with the bigger wheels in the back make a huge difference and sort of negates the need for being self-propelled.
    Such as this...
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    I need to get a new push mower too. I could replace the carb on mine (again!) but it's probably cheaper to just buy a new machine.
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    I got a high wheel yard machine from HD years ago, I use it maybe 10-15mins a week during mow season to cut around the house, pool and kids play area. I will echo the large wheel statement that it makes turning much easier. It has been strong for 8 years with just random oil changes and keeping gas in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester_2320 View Post
    I got a high wheel yard machine from HD years ago, I use it maybe 10-15mins a week during mow season to cut around the house, pool and kids play area. I will echo the large wheel statement that it makes turning much easier. It has been strong for 8 years with just random oil changes and keeping gas in it.
    The last push mower I bought with the small wheels on the back that matched the fronts, it was cheaper than the big wheel mower.
    Took the big wheels and brackets off the old mower and put them on the new mower.
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    I'm of the opinion that if I can't reach it with the tractor and it is to big on an area to get with a string trimmer than it just really doesn't need to be cut.

    All kidding a side good luck on your search.


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    Quote Originally Posted by felixm22 View Post
    I'm of the opinion that if I can't reach it with the tractor and it is to big on an area to get with a string trimmer than it just really doesn't need to be cut.

    All kidding a side good luck on your search.


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    I'm with you on that, but what I realized after last year is that the tractor tires are what is ruining my freshly edged beds. Sharp corners require me to drive the tractor deeper into the corner and it kills some of the bed. That and there are some muddy spots in my lawn that will never recover with the tractor tearing it up all the time.

    I am liking the model below for $229. I have several Husqy units and they have served me well.

    5521P Push Mower - Lawnmowers

    Amazon.com : Husqvarna 5521P 21-Inch 140cc Briggs & Stratton Gas Powered 3-in-1 Push Lawn Mower With High Rear Wheels : Walk Behind Lawn Mowers : Patio, Lawn & Garden
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    We have a $200 Yardman push mower as well as a Toro Super Recycler that cost three times as much. The Yardman is a better bagger and side discharge mower than the Toro. Starts on the first pull every time, is light and easy to push and manuver and sips gas.


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    I'll agree with the larger rear wheels, but pushing uphill is still "pushing uphill". I inherited an old MTD large rear wheel push mower when my MIL passed. More easy to maneuver than the small wheel models, but my yard is sloped. Mowing down hill was a breeze, then it was always an effort pushing it back up to the garage. FWIW, I'd look into self propelled if you have a sloped yard.

    Edit:... IMO, Rear powered wheels are better than front wheel drive.

    Just my 2 cents.
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