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    Push mower reccomendations

    My trusty ol Lawn Boy 21" self propelled (rear drive) mower is on it's last legs. It takes me all of 45 minutes to push cut the yard and I don't anticipate ever moving again, so I'm just looking to cut the current yard. I also have a Craftsman LT1000, but I don't cut with it. My yard is too unlevel for a big deck.

    I've seen the Hondas with the plastic decks and two blades, but I'm really liking the Husqvarna four wheel drive models. Are those a good option? Looking for info here, so I'm open to suggestions. I'd like to keep it to $500, if I can.
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    I have a Honda 2 bladed plastic deck mower that needs a new home...... It's a great mower, I just don't need or use it.
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    Here is the mower that I use.

    http://m.homedepot.com/p/Toro-22-in-...339/205026227/

    I cannot comment on the one you asked about but I can say that the above mower does a great job and it's nice that the handle folds down. It's plenty powerful and it mulches nicely. There's no primer and it starts on the first or second pull every time. I have no reason to look for other mowers.

    Good luck on your purchase. Be sure to let us know what you get and how it works!


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    I second Milharri, I have had Toro pushers (self propelled) and they are very hard to beat. Single pull to start and if it is a mulcher there is none better.
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    I bought a Honda self propelled HRR three years ago to replace the 20 y.o. Lawn Boy.

    It's a good mower. Starts first pull, regular gas.

    I should have sprung for the HRX, about $200 more.

    I mainly use the HRR as a mulcher, without the bag. If the lawn has any length to it, the HRR leaves a trail of clippings.
    (The old Lawn Boy didn't do that!)
    The dealer warned me this might happen. I find it mildly annoying.

    I also find the HRR underpowered. It bogs more quickly than I like when grass is tall.
    Dealer also warned me of this and said the HRX will not bog as readily as the HRR.

    For my experience, if going with Honda definitely spring for the HRX.

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyM View Post
    I second Milharri, I have had Toro pushers (self propelled) and they are very hard to beat. Single pull to start and if it is a mulcher there is none better.
    I've got a Toro Super Recycler bought new in 2007. Great mower, but blade clutch is junk. A real Mickey Mouse setup that unfortunately looks to be having issues for the third year in a row. It's a $200+ repair each time so the mower may just sit. I like the personal pace self propelled on my Toro but skip the blade clutch.


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    After the daughters FIL Lawnboy quit , ( I put a new coil and has worked for the past 4 yrs ) , he bought a Toro ,,biggest piece of SH_ _ hew ever owned. Instead of going to the Personal Pace went with the Recycler rear wheel drive. Had Plastic gears on the wheels with metal gears on drive parts.
    One of the rear wheels were being replaced 4-6 times a summer. He got a $100 for it on a trade bought a Honda HRX hasn't been back to the dealers going on 3 yrs. Engine seemed to be running a tad low on rpm shop foreman told me how to do that has been happy as can be.
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    Do not buy a Troy-Bilt mower of any sort.

    My brother bought one of the Honda twin blade jobs and loves it.

    I haven't used a push mower in years since I bought the POS Troy-Bilt.

    I use a string trimmer for my limited needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbnpp05 View Post
    Do not buy a Troy-Bilt mower of any sort.
    I take it you aren't a big fan of the Flex? Goodness, those things are expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubber View Post
    I take it you aren't a big fan of the Flex? Goodness, those things are expensive.
    I had not heard of that before. YIKES they are expensive. I could see for maybe a commercial lawn care business, but most of those folks run Scag, Deere or Ferris equipment, at least where I'm at. Certainly not Troy Bilt.
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