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kungfu
06-21-2008, 10:07 PM
Looking for a new mower. Just starting out in the business. What do ya'll think of this mower? Thanks

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=100905-270-12AI836M011&lpage=none

metro36
06-21-2008, 10:16 PM
If you are looking for a 21 go commercial. You will save money because you will have less down time.

dura to the max
06-21-2008, 10:56 PM
i dont know about spending the $$$$$ on a commercial 21". i would buy a cheaper one that had dealer support around. dont spend too much, once you get a few good yards your going to want a bigger mower anyway and the 21" is going to be a backup.

shane mapes
06-21-2008, 11:02 PM
trust me stay away from homeowner mowers. If you can't afford a new commercial one look @ your local Honda or Toro dealer for used ones. and start from their.

stevenf
06-22-2008, 03:04 AM
I wont ever by a new 21". Im looking for another on craigslist at the moment. I dont pay more then about $35-$50.00 per push mower I get. Although I am on my 3rd push mower in 2 years. Im still under $75.00 :)

dura to the max
06-22-2008, 11:00 PM
I wont ever by a new 21". Im looking for another on craigslist at the moment. I dont pay more then about $35-$50.00 per push mower I get. Although I am on my 3rd push mower in 2 years. Im still under $75.00 :)

smart man!

Lawnut101
06-23-2008, 12:04 AM
What size lawns will you most likely be mowing? If your mowing 1/4 acre or less lots, then that may be all you will need. If this is the case and you have $1k or so, I would buy a new or slightly used commercial mower. If you are going to be mowing anything bigger than a 1/4 acre, you eventually gonna want either a Walkbehind, or a Zero turn. If this is the case, then I'd spend less than $600 on a new one. I wouldn't buy the one that you have up there. Go to your local Toro dealer. They should be able to set you up. A Super Recycler, which is the next step up, would probably be a good choice for you.

mngrassguy
06-23-2008, 01:33 AM
Check with a good local dealer. Service is poor from the big box stores. I would look for a good used 36" commercial mower if you can't afford a new one. Unless you are only doing very small lawns.

SIWEL
06-23-2008, 08:24 PM
i would look for a used commercial mowers... there are deals out there

i bought an older 52" Toro walk behind for a back up for $400.00
it has paid for itself twice atleast from the 2 weeks it mowed over 25 acres in 2 days!!!

DA Quality Lawn & YS
06-23-2008, 08:50 PM
Yep need more info, like size of lawns you plan to cut, how many you plan to cut a week, etc. If you are talking 15 1/4 acre lawns a week, that might be a bit much for the mower you described. Might want to step up the the Toro Super Recycler or PT21 trim mower.
If only a couple lawns a week, by all means try the Lowe's special.

Only if you plan to use your 21" extensively should you plan to get a commercial 21". Those machines are way, way overpriced to be used anything less than full time cutting.

Toy2
06-23-2008, 09:35 PM
Stay away from Lowes and for sure HomeDepot, they really suck. Get a good commercial mower with some type of support.....I had 2 Toro 21'' Personal Pace....both were junk, spent about $700. for both, $300.00 more and I would one that still works................

dura to the max
06-23-2008, 10:34 PM
Yep need more info, like size of lawns you plan to cut, how many you plan to cut a week, etc. If you are talking 15 1/4 acre lawns a week, that might be a bit much for the mower you described. Might want to step up the the Toro Super Recycler or PT21 trim mower.
If only a couple lawns a week, by all means try the Lowe's special.

Only if you plan to use your 21" extensively should you plan to get a commercial 21". Those machines are way, way overpriced to be used anything less than full time cutting.

if he were to have that many lawns a quick 36" or regular walk behind should be put in the budget.

Lil'MowinMan93
06-28-2008, 12:18 AM
lawn boy! look for the Cast aluminum or magnesium deck. light, commercial, and they run forever. might cost you but it will pay for itself in the long run hope this helps.