Honda HRC 216 is the main walkbehind mower used by mowing crews here. Rough terrain, narrow gates and passage ways, general difficulty in access, thick grass, no problem. It is even light enough to be carried by two people up or down stairs and hills if needed. I do not think it is too much for a 1/4 acre lot.
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Benjamin Franklin 1775
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Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard's Almanac1738