Need Help Choosing a walk behind mower

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by lrhyne11, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. lrhyne11

    lrhyne11 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I am trying to decide on a walk behind mower. I want a self propelled mower but one that is larger than the normal 21" or 22". So far I have found the following:

    33" Billy Goat - $1,600
    33" Troy Bilt - $1,400
    34" Simplicity Pacer - $1,850

    I need to know if the above are okay for a female homeowner who cuts once a week? Will a 110lb female be able to handle any or all of these mowers? Is a pull start okay? My yard is about 12,000 sq ft of fescue, mostly flat with four or five trees. I would like a mower that is not hard to adjust the height on, as I would like to raise it to 4" when it's really hot. I would also like a mower that makes a "pretty" striped cut.

    Thanks for any help!
  2. Redneckn

    Redneckn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 294

    I would stay away from a Troy.
    otherwise, either would be good.
    as for striping. uh.. i have no idea. down here in redneck land, we generally only do that kind of think on a ball field.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    We have the pacer throws a good cut down it's got 2 striping 1 roller and 1 rubber flap.Hydro also,electric the pacer bottom line it is the best of the 3.
  4. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    anywould be okay.... as for being able to handle it, I dont know, post a picture so we can determine this further.

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