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Top 5 Self Propelled mowers

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by sage55, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. sage55

    sage55 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    Looking at maybe picking up a self propelled mower to use on the front lawn and continue to use my Hustler Sport for the back yard (about half an acre).

    Came across this top 5 self propelled list and wanted to give your guys input if you agreed with the list or would recommend others?


    Thanks!
     
  2. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    Top for a homeowner? Cause there sure isn't anything on there I recognize.

    For a homeowner or limited commercial work, look at the $600 Honda at HD.
     
  3. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,660

    Joke right, thought it was April 1st for a minutes.
     
  4. sage55

    sage55 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    yes for home owner. this is commercial and residential forum yes?
     
  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    This is a commercial sub-forum. There is a homeowner forum at the bottom of the forum index page. I'll see if I can find someone to move this topic for you.
     
  6. sage55

    sage55 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    I do apologize. I first read it as a residential (homeowner) forum but after re-reading it, it makes more sense why others above thought I was crazy. haha. Thanks for moving this to the correct forum!
     
  7. jasonhc73

    jasonhc73 LawnSite Member
    Male, from WICHITA KS
    Posts: 42

    I just picked up a Honda HRR21. When I got it there was a guy there praising it. He said it was the Cadillac of mowers. I tell you what, this mower is by far head and shoulders above any other mower I have ever used. It is incredibly quite and powerful. I have no idea what the HP is, but it's a 160cc motor. It's kind of weird having a electric pto, but every time I turn it on, it nearly kills the motor, but it comes right back up. It's rear wheel drive. The $1200 commercial version is actually hydro drive. But why would you have a 21" commercial mower?
     
  8. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    Last edited: Jul 3, 2013
  9. Pierre2013

    Pierre2013 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,056

    I have the $1,200 Honda and it does a superb job at mulching. To me, it is worth every penny. I get grass clippings with a length of 1/4". That's mulching! Mind you, I ain't using it anymore. I now have a Hustler FT SD 48" with Gator/mulch kit.

    Consumer Reports evaluate mowers every year. I think it is the May issue. You might want to check it out. Toro are now well rated too.
     
  10. sage55

    sage55 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    $1,200 just for a push mower? Dang!

    Bit off topic: I too have a Hustler but is a Sport version and thinking about getting a mulching kit, who makes this "gator" kit?
     

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