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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by just in time, Jun 1, 2010.

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  1. just in time

    just in time LawnSite Member
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    Can any one tell me if the FS 90 R Trimmer is any good? I m 15 and i m looking for a walk behind. How much does and scag belt drive 36" goes for?

    pics http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=318434 on page 1 and 3 tell me what u think thanks
  2. cherharr503

    cherharr503 LawnSite Member
    from London
    Messages: 9

    i am also 15, i bought a used fs 90 r trimmer, it works great, would not buy anything else, put the biggest line you can get on it and dont take off the guard, thats how i do it just watch when your trimming around pots or decorative lights, my brother broke a decorative pot this year, just dont revv it too high when you are working around delicate stuff like that, other than that, it is perfect, lightweight its so powerful you can even establish edges with it ( it takes a few months to get that good though) i like our work, idk how much the mower costs though
  3. biggziff

    biggziff LawnSite Member
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  4. just in time

    just in time LawnSite Member
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    hahah real funny
  5. SchnabelLawnCare

    SchnabelLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    1. What does your age have to do with ANY of this?
    2. You should pay a little more attention in grammar class.
    3. Look on craigslist and see if you find a 36" mower. Decent belt drive units will likely run from 900-1800.
  6. GrassIsGreenerLawnCare

    GrassIsGreenerLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 636

    fs90r works awesome. plenty power and great throttle response. and i agree.....what does ur age have to do with this question?? weird
  7. mowisme

    mowisme LawnSite Senior Member
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    agree with Schnabell on look on CL for a good used belt drive. 36" is a good all-around mower to average lawns. hydro can come later unless you get a great deal. Belts are less cost to maintain thou. If you don't know a 'good' one verses a wore out one..best to bring a mechanical inclined friend along when looking. Cheap mower could end up being very expensive. If in good shape thou- best way to go this early in game is used. Don't start financing with co-signers..big mistake. (not sure can even do that at 15) as far as Scag- #1 in my book. on second note: listen..but don't take the critical comments personally- critic's seems to be the second job for many here. They have some valid points- but majority is un called for. Some stuff comes only with age and experience. Some put one thing with more value than another thing ..and so on and so on. If your working and have a plan to get somewhere at 15 in life..your A+ as far as I'm concerned..I know some 21 year olds that are walking in circles yet, or think life is just one big party. May God bless you in your mowing buisness.
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  8. just in time

    just in time LawnSite Member
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    thanks mowisme they are all talk over the computer
  9. BigGreen1

    BigGreen1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 297

    Just in Time,

    It's good that you are sticking with commercial walkbehinds. I wouldn't be afraid of a belt drive unit to get you started. My Toro got me started for 13 years. It still had the original drive belts when I sold it. A 36 will give you good flexibility with gates. I would avoid very large yards. I helped a relative purchase a 36 Bunton for $1200. It was in excellent condition.

    Good Luck,
  10. jbt79

    jbt79 LawnSite Member
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    I bought my 36" Scag Walk Behind with a sulky on it for $1000. Check CL and some pawn shops. I got mine from a pawn shop. As for trimmers the FS 90 is great, I like the FS 110 Better and thats what I run. AND DON'T BUY A USED TRIMMER!!!!!! They are only a few hundred bucks and not worth the few dollars you save. I bought my trimmer and edger used a few months back and have already had to replace both. You never know what kinda life they had in the past. Mine looked practically brand new and started right up, but didnt last long at all, like 2 months tops. As for mowers, there's alot of good used ones out there, I wouldnt hesitate to buy another used mower,
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