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Stanley Lawn Mowers?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Hometown Lawn Care, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. Hometown Lawn Care

    Hometown Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    Are these any good? .... I thought they made Hammers and Nails.... lol
  2. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Posts: 1,021

    they are made by Murray - so no they are not good
  3. Hometown Lawn Care

    Hometown Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    murry bad? hahaha im clueless on these lol
  4. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,194

    Strictly once a week homeowner stuff.
  5. Hometown Lawn Care

    Hometown Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    Well im currently borrowing one and very much to my surprise its cutting like a damn dream, its a 26'' w/b, of coarse its no commercial mower but it cuts better then any damn homeowner lawn mower ive ever used, also ive only had good experiances with my Murry mowers, iv'e been cutting my lawn with a murry mower since i was 8, now im 18 and my dad still uses the same mower and it hasnt had to have been repaired once.... to me thats amazeing.....
  6. redbull

    redbull LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    That often???? lol
  7. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,403

    I have to say, I started with a s/p Murray a long time ago and it cut well and was built like a tank. I sold it to my brother after a season or two because it's only flaw was it wasn't fast enough. But that was only because the pulley on the drive system was too small.

    I like the fact that the Stanley is a 26" swath with direct drive, unlike the unwieldy looking brands that wide. And keeping it simple keeps it cheap. Fine if you just need a backyard gate mower from time to time and not a full time mower.

    I'm curious what range of cut height it has and if it's got a decent drive system.
  8. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 618

    It's not direct drive. It has a less than reliable motion drrive system where a small pin catches on a small gear that drives a larger gear attached to a plastic drive wheel with 3 self -tapping screws right into the plastic. Its not up to even home owner use. I think it's discontinued and the leftovers were liquidated at small engine warehouse.

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