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Old 07-30-2012, 09:08 PM
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If your buying for your own use, Tru-culture will do just fine... Get a c27.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:21 PM
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I tried a Fiskar push reel mower and I really like the cut as compared to a rotary on Empire. The new Fiskar chain drive is a really nice push mower and is light years removed from the old type but now there is no doubt that I need to get a gas reel. One thing I noticed is the amount of trimming increases with a reel as opposed to a rotary and a string trimmer just doesn't work as well as I like on Empire. Looks shabby so now I am looking for trimmer.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:31 PM
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I tried a Fiskar push reel mower and I really like the cut as compared to a rotary on Empire. The new Fiskar chain drive is a really nice push mower and is light years removed from the old type but now there is no doubt that I need to get a gas reel. One thing I noticed is the amount of trimming increases with a reel as opposed to a rotary and a string trimmer just doesn't work as well as I like on Empire. Looks shabby so now I am looking for trimmer.
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If your willing to invest the money, buy a muryama landscape blade. It is a reel on a stick. String trimmers on sports turf should be a no-no.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:51 AM
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I found a Toro Greensmaster 1600 26" for a good price and in excellent condition but wonder if it's too much mower for my 4500 sq feet.
Thoughts?
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:32 PM
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I found a Toro Greensmaster 1600 26" for a good price and in excellent condition but wonder if it's too much mower for my 4500 sq feet.
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How much??
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:49 PM
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Less than $1000 is the asking price.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:51 PM
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Less than $1000 is the asking price.
If it is in excellent shape and needs a sharpening at most, I would buy it...
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:54 PM
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Thanks ! I will do so.
I am really impressed with this Empire and it deserves to be properly cared for. This mower should last me a very long time, it does a need a sharpening but not much.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:06 PM
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Thanks ! I will do so.
I am really impressed with this Empire and it deserves to be properly cared for. This mower should last me a very long time, it does a need a sharpening but not much.
Well, a sharpening is a sharpening. Take it to a pro...again, I'd go to uncle Bims...
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:20 PM
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I found a Toro Greensmaster 1600 26" for a good price and in excellent condition but wonder if it's too much mower for my 4500 sq feet.
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Looks like that mower has a maximum height of cut of 1.25". Are you okay with that?
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