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What Was Your First Mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eddie B, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. mownredneck

    mownredneck LawnSite Member
    Posts: 236

    I started out with a 38" murry that I rigged a lowes bagger on it. I hated that thing it wouldn't bag good. It kept gettin clogged. I sold it to a guy I know. 2 weeks after he had to rebuild the tranny. It was wore out!
  2. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    21 inch Sensation Professional with the flip handlebar and 3.5 HP briggs.
  3. mowin at the lake

    mowin at the lake LawnSite Member
    Posts: 218

    I started off with a 21" snapper and moved up to a dynamark rider
    I would drive it 3 miles to mow the chevy dealer.
    My first real mower was a 36" bunton (1984) with a 8hp.


    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    started with an 52" exmark tthp and a 32" exmark metro in 2000.
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    when I first started off, I had my dad's snapper home owner lawn mower. Ah, those were the days.
  6. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    My very first mower as a kid was a Craftsman push behind reel mower with the open bag catcher on the back.

    My first mower that I used commercially in the business was a Toro 42" garden tractor.
    Did it hold up? The definate answer is not for commercial use. I liked it because it was new and I was making money but I only had a few customers. Once things grew the tractor was just plain worn out. The motor was good but all the rest of the parts were worn. After 2 years of what would now be considered mild use it was time for commercial. I went with Walker and a Toro commercial WB. My advice for anyone that is serious in the business is to buy commercial from the start.
  7. op4_camper

    op4_camper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    I remember those had a minibike like that. Did anyone use the push mower that had a handle on top. You would flip the handle out, crank it up. I think you would hit a button and it was suppose to start. It was suppose to be easy. What a pos. it did have a deck wash on it.
  8. Classic Lawn

    Classic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 306

    My first a Scag 48'' wb belt drive its great i also have a 52'' scag wouldnt use anything else
  9. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    It was a Lawnboy (still have it too) cira. 1974 and a IH Garden Tractor with trailer. String trimmers were just coming out then and I had a hand held Black and Decker battery powered hand trimmer.

    The Lawnboy is white (dirty white LOL) and still runs to this day.
  10. THill3

    THill3 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    36 in exmark metro. Belt driven with a sulky. Best mower for the dollar I could have bought. And like everyone else I still got it.

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