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Old 04-28-2013, 07:13 PM
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To solve your fuel problem....

Use something like Amsoil or Opti-2 with a 100-1 mix for all equipment and don't worry about what can goes to what.

You can also use a good trimmer, take the guard off and run the string out long and use it like a mower.


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Old 04-28-2013, 08:52 PM
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To solve your fuel problem....

Use something like Amsoil or Opti-2 with a 100-1 mix for all equipment and don't worry about what can goes to what.

You can also use a good trimmer, take the guard off and run the string out long and use it like a mower.


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Old 04-28-2013, 09:23 PM
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I prefer the older two cycle lawn boys over the newer ones but at least the new ones have a Kohler and not a cheap briggs on it.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:01 PM
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I never took the guard off the trimmer. I run a Stihl FC90r that is a good idea tho! I often wonder why so many around here take the guards off, makes good sense.

I wonder what happens when you hit dog poo? It's already bad enough.

I use Stihl's best fully synthetic oil in all my equipment. I just can't justify the $400 + for a decent used older lawnboy. All that and fuel cost twice as much to run with oil / gas mix.

My dealer is closing out his snapper collection because he said they were bought out by MTD. He has a few last year models I can get the commercial ninja mulch mower for $399. I might go pick it up, its heavy but seems like all the lightweight 21" mowers are not heavy duty. I am being picky but it blows my mind no manufacturer makes a durable lightweight self propelled mower....
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:14 AM
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I never took the guard off the trimmer. I run a Stihl FC90r that is a good idea tho! I often wonder why so many around here take the guards off, makes good sense.

I wonder what happens when you hit dog poo? It's already bad enough.

I use Stihl's best fully synthetic oil in all my equipment. I just can't justify the $400 + for a decent used older lawnboy. All that and fuel cost twice as much to run with oil / gas mix.

My dealer is closing out his snapper collection because he said they were bought out by MTD. He has a few last year models I can get the commercial ninja mulch mower for $399. I might go pick it up, its heavy but seems like all the lightweight 21" mowers are not heavy duty. I am being picky but it blows my mind no manufacturer makes a durable lightweight self propelled mower....
I gave up on looking for a lightweight and durable 21". I bought a toro super recycler last year and it has served me well. My next pushmower may the Toro #22156 which is lightweight but it is not variable speed. I just hope the Honda engine is not underpowered like the Honda pushmower I had previously. The #22156 has a 3 in 1 deck which is nice since mulching or bagging are not viable options in the spring.

For limited use I would get the super recycler. The non bbc and electric start model will set you back around $519. It is fast, nimble, pull starts easily.
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the ninja is a good choice if you dont have to do hills
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:39 PM
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I prefer the older two cycle lawn boys over the newer ones but at least the new ones have a Kohler and not a cheap briggs on it.
The Briggs are made here and the Kohler that I thought was going to be good that didn't make it a year was made in China.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:14 PM
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My dealer is closing out his snapper collection because he said they were bought out by MTD. ...
That explains why Walmart started carrying Snappers.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:29 PM
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Actually, I'm pretty sure Briggs and Stratton now owns snapper.

They also bought Simplicity and Ferris.

That's why you will now see Simplicity mowers with a suspension.

And, I've seen commercials with both Simplicity and Snapper mowers in it.


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Old 05-04-2013, 10:17 PM
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My 19" lawn Boy is from 1970 model 5269. Still going. Love the old magnesium deck. Can lift it easily on and off the trailer.

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