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What was Your first mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NC_Irrigator, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    Lets talk about it! Everybody started somewhere!!

    Lawnboy. 21" All aluminum deck, commerical grade. 1980's
    Snapper 11hp, belly deck. Old School. 1980's
  2. MattsMowing3535

    MattsMowing3535 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    first mower I technicly owned was a toro 21" from the 80's or so.
    I got that mower and anouther just like it for free. One blew out on a hill and the other is sitting in my garage with a broken starter gear.
    First real commercail mower I own is a 2004 exmark viking that I am picking up tuesday!

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,566

    Several push mowers first rider was a white garden tractor then i upgraded to a shindiawia t18 weed wacker.
  4. Grass-Masters

    Grass-Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 424

    Snapper 21" bought for $50 at swap meet.
  5. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    First mower I ever purchased: Craftsman 15/42 Lawn Tractor hydrostatic

    Started lawn care business: Scott's 25/54 Garden Tractor

    First commercial: Cub Cadet M60 Tank
  6. gilatplc

    gilatplc LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Posts: 330

    Good god I can't remember the model # but it was a john deer riding mower with a 30"deck and I did the tow the trailer in the neighborhood thing I think I had 10 account for 2 year then I quit till now

    P.S. The mower caught on fire when the muffler got to hot one day and ignited the fiberglass body.
  7. A.D Services

    A.D Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 224

    oh lets see mine was a "k-mart special" 21" 4hp lawn mower boy did that thing cut. hey gilatplc wa it an stx30 or was it one of those rear engine riders oh lets see an rx75? idk you mentioned it i have used both of the models listed and i also have meted a hood
  8. gilatplc

    gilatplc LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Posts: 330

    ya I think the rx75 it was the rear engine mower 12 HP,
    when it whet off it didn't melt, it was a 3 foot tall fire!! and I was on it!!
  9. A.D Services

    A.D Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 224

    holy crap!!!!!!! man did you get burned
  10. gilatplc

    gilatplc LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Posts: 330

    na just jump off fast and put it out, and that was the end of that mower.

    It kinda gave me a "phobia" of john deer riders

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