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Old 03-25-11, 01:55 PM   #1
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The Lawnmowers of Fooville thread

Post of pics of your mowers foosters.

Here is my new Honda. HRR216VXA. Got one of the highest scores by CR and had excellent consumer reviews. I almost stepped down one price point, but I really wanted the blade brake and this one has larger wheels, is nice. Started on the very first pull out of the box. Controls are easy to reach and the handle and drive engagement levers are very easy to adjust.

Can't wait to get to use it, but I mowed with a borrowed mower over the weekend and grass is not high enough to be mowed again just yet.

It replaced an 11 year old warhorse of a John Deere that I cracked the aluminum deck on last weekend.

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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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On my honor, I will post a pic of me mowing my yard with my son sometime this weekend.
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^^^want

My lawnmower is on it's last legs and may likely need to be replaced this year as well. Is that a mulcher?
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Yep, it mulches or bags. Designed to mulch, has "quadracut" system, with two blades, one to cut and one to mulch or some such. Cannot comment on how well it works yet, as it has not cut a blade of my grass. The next price point up, around $600 switches from mulch to bag at at the flip of a lever.

Toro also has highly ranked machines in teh $400 range with a similar feature, but they just did not seem as solid when I was comparing the two brands. Toro also uses Briggs and Stratton power versus Honda, and I really wanted the Honda engine.
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I think mine is an 18", though. But this is the only pic Craftsman had.
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I only have a quarter acre or so to mow.
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I only have a quarter acre or so to mow.
I have about 250 square feet to mow.
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I only have a quarter acre or so to mow.

Faster and easier to turn in small spaces but it uses more gas than the tractor.
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I am looking for a reel mower and already have someone to push it...

Have a new MTD with a 3.0 hp Briggs engine that works beautifully and came with the house and also have an ancient Toro with a 3 hp Briggs engine that I was given.

I prefer the battered up Toro as I have overhauled it and it runs just as well and is a much lighter machine that does not stress out my back as much... as it has no safeties it is dad's machine and my youngest has just started taking responsibility for mowing the lawn.

She works for slushies.

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My nine year old fired up the Honda, with my help, and took it for a non cutting drive around the yard. His ruling was that my new mower is "Swweet!", so I have that going for me, as well as that "Gunga, Gunga la gunga" from the Dali Lama a few years back.
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I think I need to tear down my little Toro and refinish the deck... it needs flames.

I remember my first Lawnmower... it was an ancient Lawn Boy that my dad had rebuilt and even hot rodded a little to give it a little more power.

I got mowing duties when I was 8 and big enough to manage the thing... my daughter is 11 but she is a wee little thing and just made the minimum height requirement.

My oldest hates mowing so opts to do other chores instead and the mowing also tires out my little fireball who needs more physical activity.... she is always up do do things outside and does not mind hard work.
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Can I rent some small children? My youngest age 28 won't consider working for slushies anymore! Even with my 2006 Honda HRX
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Need this...

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^^^^now that's awesome
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I would ride that.
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I would ride that.
I am going to build one.

I have to build one.
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Put a pugsly tire on the back so you can put a snow plow on it for the winter.
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jsharr, you should be able to get a chute to use for when you need to cut the grss if it gets to long. I have one for my Honda that was included as an incentive when I bought it new. Used the chute when the grass is long and wet because of the automated sprinkler system that is controlled by the main man upstairs, worked good. Also use it to blow off the sidewalk and to move the leaves in the fall.
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I used to have a neighbor that had a couple of these for a lawnmower.

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right now the lawn is bare in small spots, the rest has about 2 feet of snow cover.
last year i mowed the lawn 3 times total. all year!

damn it all- i live in vermont, not the north pole! where is my grass?

anyways, i have a gas powered mower and a push reel mower. both rusting away...
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jsharr - do me a favor and leave your garage door open tonight.

I may need to replace my mower this year. Front wheel adjustment is all but dead, and the engine isn't far behind. May try to get a C-clamp on the wheel to hold it in position and pray that an oil change (for the first time in who knows how long - it was my dad's previously) keeps the thing running for a while longer.
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It's a French Model.

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