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Old 01-12-2013, 02:13 PM
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:13 PM
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Just talked to my brother, I offered to buy the Scag, he said he would just let me use it if I wanted. Sweet!
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:30 PM
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Craftsman 6.5hp 21 inch model #917.377070

This was about 13 years ago and my parents bought it for our domain.

I still own it and cut my yard with yard. I have always hated Sears and everything about Sears, but my Dad thought they were always 'top end' in appliances. He doesn't think that anymore.

I still use the mower to cut the yard. Anything over 4 days growth (fert and irrigation) and it just doesn't have the power. It will keep cutting off.

I need to replace the grassbag and it has several 1 inch tears. Does anyone know of a good patch or have a repair process. Not really looking to spend 8- bucks for a grassbag on a mower that likely will not last much longer
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:31 PM
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Hey guys my name is Brandon from nc im not new to the site but new to posting but i search for a topic like this and could not find anything.

So i thought it would be pretty cool to see what mowers everybody started out with.

Me i have a 2005 Husqvarna 18.5 hp
I started with a garbage picked no name 21" push mower that I reconditioned. That got me through my first season as a 13 yearold kid. My first purchase was a used 21" Sensation fliphandle and a used Green Machine weed wip. Used to push that rig to all my houses on foot! Then my first true commercial mower was a used classic variable trans Bobcat 36" wth a rebuilt Honda gv400 11hp engine. Does anyone here remember those old Honda engines?
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:24 AM
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14 years ago I started with a 11hp rear engine Snapper and a Homelite string trimmer.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:59 AM
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:49 AM
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Around the age of 13 I would say, I started with my parents push lawn mower, probably 20 inch deck on that beast, and used their trimmer as well. I used a broom when I was done. haha

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Old 02-16-2013, 11:54 AM
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I started with a garbage picked no name 21" push mower that I reconditioned. That got me through my first season as a 13 yearold kid. My first purchase was a used 21" Sensation fliphandle and a used Green Machine weed wip. Used to push that rig to all my houses on foot! Then my first true commercial mower was a used classic variable trans Bobcat 36" wth a rebuilt Honda gv400 11hp engine. Does anyone here remember those old Honda engines?
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Just picked up 2 old sensation decks. Simplest toughest machine ever. During the 70's we used these + international cub cadet for larger areas.

Was wondering if flip handle design is a liability issue today. Knew a guy that chopped his foot.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:25 PM
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Craftsman 6.5hp 21 inch model #917.377070

This was about 13 years ago and my parents bought it for our domain.

I still own it and cut my yard with yard. I have always hated Sears and everything about Sears, but my Dad thought they were always 'top end' in appliances. He doesn't think that anymore.

I still use the mower to cut the yard. Anything over 4 days growth (fert and irrigation) and it just doesn't have the power. It will keep cutting off.

I need to replace the grassbag and it has several 1 inch tears. Does anyone know of a good patch or have a repair process. Not really looking to spend 8- bucks for a grassbag on a mower that likely will not last much longer

Kenmore and Craftsman used to be hi quality but like everything wal mart they are junk now.
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