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    Light Push Mower

    Here is my issue. I have about 3 acres I mow with my X580. My land is hilly and rocky. Lots of rock heads protruding in areas. I mow what I can and weed the rest. It’s a lot of weeding. I walked around today and realized that an old school push mower can fit into a lot of the areas I weed. I don’t need anything fancy or self propelled. It needs to be as light as possible. I will put it in my model 80 cart pulled by the 580 and drive around and mow these areas. So I guess my guidelines will be light and simple as possible. A narrow cut doesn’t bother me either since it will be mowing grass in tight or steep spots. Any brand or specific mower suggestions?
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    Depending on your budget and other trimming needs, you might also consider an extended reach hedge trimmer like this Stihl HLA-65 (comes with a shoulder strap). I use mine at ground level more than I use it for hedges. The battery life is exceptional and its power is surprising, but it's not cheap. (Not good for thick grass, though, because that engages too many teeth at once.)
    https://www.stihlusa.com/products/he...rimmers/hla65/

    (On my Android tablet, the link only works if opened in a new window, for some reason).
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    I would consider a walk behind weed wacker, I bought one for my wife a few years ago. It weighs less than our push mower and would allow you to trim right around the rocks.
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    I you can locate one, a vintage 2 cycle Lawn Boy would be the answer. I had one from 1961 that lasted about 40 years. It had no safety features, but that thing was ultra-light. No recoil starter, just a rope to wind yourself. Deck and muffler were aluminum. You stopped the engine by shorting out the spark plug with a metal strip above the plug you pushed with your toe. There are a few on ebay, and have kind of a cult following.

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    There are some pretty good cordless 20 inch mowers out there, around 50 lbs. The battery should last for what you are doing.
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    I just picked up a Makita cordless mower last year. Very light and easy to run. Charge last about 45 minutes. Not cheap, but nothing to maintain compared to a gasoline engine. Easy to start too !
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    I would consider a walk behind weed wacker, I bought one for my wife a few years ago. It weighs less than our push mower and would allow you to trim right around the rocks.
    ^^^ this.
    Or if going with a mower be sure to find one with the big back wheels for easier pushing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutty72 View Post
    ^^^ this.
    Or if going with a mower be sure to find one with the big back wheels for easier pushing.
    ^^^^^^^ or this, I also have a 20 year old Craftsman push mower with the large back wheels and it takes almost no effort to push that.
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    Have a 25 year old Kee, aluminum deck super light, 5 HP Briggs, big wheels (bicycle balloon type).

    Could push it around with one finger for trim work around the house, run it every now and then, but
    RoundUp is a heck of a lot easier.
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    When I had my mowing business I quickly gave up on using a push mower. I could do tight areas more quickly with my trimmer.

    Or course I was a lot younger then......

    I do like the idea of a cordless electric however. After my great experience with a cordless pole saw last summer I am sold on the technology now. A trimmer and blower will be next. If I needed a push mower I would have a cordless also.

    This one only weighs 83 pounds and is self propelled -

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