Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
esox49

Need help with purchasing a new lawn mower!

9 posts in this topic

Guys/Gals,

I need some ideas on purchasing a new PUSH lawn mower later this fall or next spring. I have around 1 acre of lawn to mow with numerous trees and small gardens. I want something self propelled, and a lot of power. I prefer a minimum of 6hp for mulching longer grass and leaves in the fall. I would like the option to bag also, but 99% would be mulching. I have had a John Deere the last 10 years, but the main shaft just broke on it and it will cost a lot to fix it. Plus, I do not know if I want to spend $800.00 + on a new John Deere.

I want something DEPENDABLE! Any suggestions? Price range would be up to $650.00 if needed.

Thanks for the help!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you want something powerful (6+ hp), bags / mulches and self propels, you're going to be looking in that $800 range.

I suppose you could watch at the big box stores for clearance items, but most of those will be 5 hp or less.

I know Toro makes excellent high end push mowers, complete with cast iron decks, oil filters (yes on a push mower) but you're going to be pushing the $1,000 mark. However, if you watch hsolist, you could probably find a new one pretty quick for that $800 mark.

Other than that, Honda makes good push mowers to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Toro Toro Toro. They are well worth the money. Its a high quality Minnesota product. I know many people who have traded their Honda Harmony in for Toro's after less then a season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought a new mower last season and ended up going with a Toro Personal Pace mower with electric start. Its a mulcher with the option to bag or side discharge. I think I paid somewhere around 400-500 dollars. I have been very, very happy with it. I think the Toro line of mowers are worth checking out. Good Luck.

Cliffy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

toro

cub cadet dunno if they make a pusher tho

I know its tough to fork over the dough but in the long run its uaually worth it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Toro Personal Pace just like the one my wife has. Best she ever had.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would go with Honda, get the Top model, without the electric start. Great warranty and easy starting, along with a blade engage so that the motor stays running when you need to stop to pick something up. It also comes with variable speed control, a plus when the grass gets long. The twin blade chops the grass to less than 1/2" pieces to make great mulch for the lawn. Best part, starts on first pull every time with a real easy pull, my Grandma could start the mower with a broken arm if needed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got a Toro top of the line personal pace mower with the automotive style oil filter. I bought it 3 years ago ($575). It has a five year bumper to bumper warranty. This is the second Toro personal pace mower I've had. They are the best.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Toro Personal Pace. I have always had it started by the 1st pull.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    •   Just outlaw anything that might hurt someone.    If it saves just one life..... Do it for the children....   And they want us to believe these 2 political parties are different. 
    • Luckily for me my neighbor across the road bought a hive with 2500 or 25,000 bees, I forget, last summer. Have bees everywhere here in the summer and we plant a lot of flowers and will be increasing that this summer to help the little dudes. Even got a jar of honey from him last year!
    • I think just about anything can be smoked. would be easy to get the crappies over dry. they turned out great using the technique above. dang near as good as smoked eggs!  
    • Raised beds, you hear people talk about them but what are they? Depending on how much money you want to spend on material and dirt a raised bed can be just a couple 2x8’s nailed together to waist high beds that you don’t need to bend over to work. Now that waist high one will with dirt is going to cost you some compared to the shallow 2x8 bed. Either way a raised bed does some or all of the following things. It eliminates the need for tilling, as you never step into the bed thus compacting it. When you fill the bed it allows you too put clean dirt exactly where you want it, not on the paths between beds where you walk and never plant. Weed control is much easier. Containing the crop you are growing is much easier. Harvesting is much easier. You can add fertilizer taylor made for the crop you are growing not fertilizing the entire garden that maybe 30% of that you walk on and don’t grow in.   The last few years I have been switching to low raised beds and container growing. A typical 4x8 bed takes twenty bags of dirt to fill or about 500#’s the beds are so fluffy that I can turn them over with my hand or just a little rake. This season I am going to add three more beds which will give me total of 11 and over 50 five gallon containers. Of course if room is not a problem then traditional planting stills works just fine especially for spuds and melons and squash. Just offering other ideas.
    •   But yet Christians claim they do.....  
    •   The one I made called for cumin. I think next time I might do something in between my recipe and this one.
    • I always thought smoking was for more fattier fish such as lake trout, salmon, suckers, whitefish and the like?
    •     This sounds good. Gonna have to try it   Plus the emphasis on vegetables in most Chilis
    • Buy the best door you can afford. I installed a steel clad Peach Tree door on the front of my place mainly because it faces south and there is a big temp difference during the day. I paid 600.00 for it, not much for a door these days but thirty years ago I had the father in law scratching his head when we put it in. My back door is out of the sun and I went with an all glass Morgan door, 300.00 I think it was still looks almost brand new after all of these years. Love the light that it lets it. Both have adjustable thresholds and we keep an eye on the weather-stripping. Stay away from the box store bargain doors unless it is rental property. Another thing is don't go cheap on the lock sets, you get what you pay for. Also reinforce the jam on the lock side while you are replacing the door.
  • Our Sponsors