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21" push mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by creative concepts, Apr 20, 2002.

  1. creative concepts

    creative concepts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    I did a search and actually read about 150 of 230 or so results and still need some input. I am currently looking to purchase a new 21" mower. I don't want to spend over $700 for it as I only have 2 yards that i would need to use it on and the other yards I can use the bigger equipment. I was looking at the JD jx65 (I believe this is the model or it could be the jx75) with the option of side or rear discharge and the mulching optionfor $495. Is this a good machine and is this a good price? I was using a honda 3 speed until my worker sent it down a cliff yesterday. How does the JD compare to the Hondas? Any suggestions on a quality 21" mower would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Toro personal pace :D
     
  3. KDJ

    KDJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    I will agree with Nelson. That's a GREAT mower (low cost)
     
  4. AK Lawn

    AK Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    hondas are the only way to go, i have 5 commercials and love them, you could pick up a masters series for around $600
    AK LAwn
     
  5. TFL

    TFL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    John Deere its the way tyo go. i have 3 jx's numerous hours still run great
     
  6. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,179

    JD is the way to go...
    I have the jx75, but it was $700, not $495. Are you sure you're not talking about the ja60 or ja62? Those are listed at around $500.
     
  7. proline32

    proline32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from 98383
    Messages: 278

    The toro personal pace is a very good mower for the money(about 545.00 on alamia.com) I've always used toro's but last week I purchased 2 new commercial lawnboys(made by toro) you get a lightweght mower, good commercial engine(6.5 hp 2 cycle) and a gallon gas tank to boot.
     
  8. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,645

    I have always used the bbc 2 cycle commercial self propelled toro's they will run you some more dollars (895 ) but last and are like tanks. dave g
     
  9. lamblawnscaping

    lamblawnscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    i don't know about your personal paces nelson and kdj, but i have had to replace or repair the drive cable probably 7 times over the past two years, the blade cable twice, the wheels twice, and the engine dosen't run very strong any more.

    if you are going to spend 500 on a 21 you might as well spend a grand and get a toro proline, or around 700 for a commercial lawn-boy.
     
  10. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    lawnboy's fuel capacity is always a plus in my book
     

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