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Old 02-17-2005, 11:29 PM
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21" Craftsman

I didn't know what I was missing until I bought the Toro. The toro would mulch what the craftsman could barely bag.
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Old 02-18-2005, 12:35 AM
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I started mowing in 1988 with a 1953, Huffy, 18" push mower. My grandfather bought it new, gave it to my father, and he gave it to me. Used it two years, then bought a 21" JD self propelled mower.
I had actually used the Huffy back in the early 60's to mow a few lawns in our old neighborhood. I still have the Huffy in my shop. Haven't tried to start it in 3 or 4 years.
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Old 02-18-2005, 12:49 AM
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My first lawn mower was a 21inch lawn chief I picked off of the trash at age 10. All that it needed to run was a spark plug......ahhh the good ol days
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Old 02-18-2005, 10:10 AM
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42" Mtd that I bought from lowes. Boy if I knew then what I know now I would be rich and famous
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Old 02-18-2005, 10:10 AM
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i started when i was like 12 and my uncle had a gravely promaster 100 and about 20 yards, he only did it part time, but then he got real sick and me and my grandfather took over for like two years. Then he sold it and i stopped mowing for one year, then i had my parents mtd yard machine rider, the cut on it sucked, Then the next year my papaw tore up the rearend in his scotts 42 inch cut and bought a john deere lx280 and i got the scotts and fixed it and mowed with it for two years, now im about to buy a used john deere48 inch walk behind i think.
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Old 02-18-2005, 10:14 AM
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started out around 10 yrs old w/ a 21" Craftsman. Moved to central Florida at age 13yrs. and the Craftsman was short lived w/ the fast tough growing grass down here. Went to a Snapper 21" and then went to a Snapper rider w/ 12hp. From then it was a JDEERE tractor W/ 16 Kohler & 38 deck. The first great purchase I made was a new pro 50 gravely w/ 18 kohler. Next was the Ransomes Bob-cat wb 36 and Ransomes front runner w/ 23 diesel mitsubishi and 60" deck.
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Old 02-18-2005, 10:18 AM
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(2) 21 commercial lawnboys... 7 years ago... still in use as primaries today. but i will be adding this season some back ups and sopme new stuff. especially if i can't for a duraforce on a commercial deck left.

from there, i have no idea what it will be, no experience with any other 21".
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Old 02-18-2005, 10:29 AM
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Ferris DD 48" WB...I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread LOL.
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:37 AM
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i lean my craft on an old Rider tractor, until i beat the crap outt of it, and killed it. than when i startd my lil business, i bout 1 21" lawnbown, walked every lawn. then in college moved up to a 52 inch bobcat, what a beast, great machine when i could get it started! then i bought an 48 hydro exmark,bvest machine i ever bought. i know how a 52 inch ztr toro, i like it but it makes me lazy, bc i sit down all day.
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:51 AM
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Started with an Exmark 48" Metro. Still gos out on one a trailers each day.
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