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Back-up mower opinion

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ACutAbovesiny, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    I am interested in getting a back-up 21 in mower...what do you guys think of this? I have 2 other lawnboys and they work great.

    What are some opinions on Lawnboy in general?

  2. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    Here are the specs...

    Model Specifications:
    Engine Easy Start Tecumseh®
    Drive System Sens-a-Speed™
    Starter Recoil
    21" Trim Edge Deck Standard
    3-n-1 System Standard
    Easy Fold Handle Quick Stow Lever
    SimpleSet Handle Standard
    Easy Lift Bag Standard
    Soft Comfort Grips Standard
    Easy Turn Wheels Standard
    Cutting Height 1-4"
    Weight 81 lbs.
    Warranty 2-Year Complete

    • 6.5 hp Easy Start Tecumseh® Engine* A powerful, easy starting, long lasting performer.
    • Exclusive Sens-a-Speed™ Self-Propel System Adjusts automatically by sensing your walking speed, up to 4 mph.
    • 21" Steel Deck Durable, lightweight, steel deck maneuvers easily.
    • Compact Storage with the Quick Stow Lever Step once for 90° storage and twice for storage at 180°, allowing even the bag to store away neatly!
    • Exclusive Features Designed to Fit You Features like the SimpleSet Handle and Soft Comfort Grips show that this mower is designed to fit you.
    • Outstanding Ease of Use Features One-handed Easy Lift Bag, Easy Turn Wheels, & Lightweight Maneuverability minimize your effort and make mowing simpler.
    • 3-n-1 System: Mulch, Rear Bag, and Side Discharge Converts quickly and easily between each function without any tools.
    • 2-Year Complete Coverage Warranty Starting, Power, Parts - residential use only. 90 day warranty for commercial use.
  3. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    Looks like the one Ihave on my Rig.
    This one has the Honda engine It It
    gR8 21er...Starts on first pull every time...Clean crisp cut and stripes nice.

    Gold Series Lawn-Boy.jpg
  4. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

  5. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,330

    Are those the ones you get at Home Depot? I was thinking about getting one too...and I cant justify a 1000 commercial 21...cause I dont use it but maybe once a week for MAYBE 15 minutes.
  6. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    I got mine at Home Depot...And I felt the same about spend big bucks for a commercial unit.
  7. Kingram10

    Kingram10 LawnSite Member
    from Arizona
    Messages: 53

    I almost bought one of these but the Sales person told me that Home Depot wasn't happy with them and they won't carry them in the future. So I went with the Honda. But they sure look nice. You hear good and bad about all of them like Ford vs Chevy etc.
  8. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    Some of those sale greaters there don,t know too too much about mowers...That lawn boy that I have has a Honda Engine.
    The Pic In my Avatar was cut by that mower every time this year.
  9. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    Nice trailer set up, I feel so unprofessional with mine now.
  10. yrdandgardenhandyman

    yrdandgardenhandyman LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 953

    Home Depot doesn't like them because of the price. Everybody goes for the $150.00 MTD's.
    I have one and my only complaint is the fact that the traction lever is plastic and will catch on stuff, on the trailer, and break off. After I figured out how to safeguard against that, it works pretty well. I really like the personal pace concept.

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