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Walk-behind lawn mowers

I just read bubba's thread again and there was alot of discussion on riders, but the new house I'm building will be on a pretty modest lot. So I'm selling my Craftsman rider to my roomie and will be shopping for a new rear bag, self propelled walk-behind.

I'd like to get into something for $400 but would spend up to $500 if necessary.

Anyone have any experience with the upper level Craftsman line?

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...rs%2C+Rear+Bag

Input on Sears or any other brand is appreciated. Just keep the aforementioned budget in mind.

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Re: Walk-behind lawn mowers

no pun intended, but...

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Re: Walk-behind lawn mowers

Don't they cost an arm and a leg?
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Re: Walk-behind lawn mowers

You said you would spend up to $500. Should be able to get one for that. Their 4 stroke weedeaters are nice too. ~$200.
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Re: Walk-behind lawn mowers

I have a 40 x 12 patch of grass at my new home. I got a low end troy built from lowes. No throttle control, has a bag out back. Just prime and pull and push. It was cheap and it works. I want to say I spent less than 300.
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Re: Walk-behind lawn mowers

Go mulcher and get the big rear wheels. I have a couple hundred dollar Craftsman that was a good mower (now I don't use it much as I have the JD)

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Re: Walk-behind lawn mowers

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Re: Walk-behind lawn mowers

I have the previous gen version of this: http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...rs%2C+Rear+Bag
I purchased it in a hurry at the beginning of the year with every intention of it dying on me and buying a Honda mower later. This was four years ago. It still starts right up and runs great, although I did have an exhaust bolt rattle loose and come out last weekend, making it sound even more like a Harley. I still plan on it dying, but at this point it was a worthwhile purchase.
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You said you would spend up to $500. Should be able to get one for that. Their 4 stroke weedeaters are nice too. ~$200.
I also picked up some hi HP electric weed eater from HD when my gas powered jobbie bit the dust. I couldnt believe I went electric....whats harder to beleive is that I like it and it kicks ass. It was alot cheaper than a gas powered eater.

Make sure you register for a change of address online with USPS.com They will send you lots of coupons that will save you cash on big purchases at sears, lowes and HD.
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Re: Walk-behind lawn mowers

I've got Craftsman gas powered string trimmer and leaf blower already, so I'm good to go there.

Conq, I had no clue you could touch a Honda mower for five bills.

BDA/sheep, those big rear wheels on that Craftsman do what exactly?
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Re: Walk-behind lawn mowers

They have some low-priced ones. But to get one with the features you want, looks like the lowest priced one is about $650 retail though. Dunno how cheap you can find it.

http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/law.htm
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Surely your Motard will have a PTO shaft....just throw a deck on that pig....

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You'd better check my new thread in Off-Topic. Not sure what I should do now...
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Re: Walk-behind lawn mowers

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I've got Craftsman gas powered string trimmer and leaf blower already, so I'm good to go there.

Conq, I had no clue you could touch a Honda mower for five bills.

BDA/sheep, those big rear wheels on that Craftsman do what exactly?
Easier to push/turn and manuever. Also deals with irregularities in the lawn better (my opinion) Also the mulcher eliminates the need to get rid of clippings, good on many fronts.

Similar to mine

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Re: Walk-behind lawn mowers

Just buy one...it'll be for sale in 2 months as you look at a bigger/better pink model to mod..
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