Well, I've posted some pretty good personal reasonings on here before. That being said, I'd rather dig those up for you sometime and quote myself than drudge through it all again.... kills my mood ya know?deason said:Why not the HP, Envy?
Jason, looking like you have been weed whacking after running a lawn mower is nutz huh? I also have a good understanding of your sentiments about the rest. Now here comes the part I find hard to explain.... it's not that they are terrible machines overall or anything.... they are otherwise really dang nice machines in a lot of ways.... That's not the issue at all. It's the performance and the design of a few things.Jason Rose said:I had an HP 23 52". I had a mulching kit on it, never noticed that the blowout was any worse on it than on any other machine. I did try to run doubles on it, only for about a minute. I was covered in grass! Decided that you can not put double blades on an exmark, at least not with that deck. I never got around to trying it on fall leaves mulching, sold it before fall got here... I did use it that spring before the grass greened up totally for my first cut, mulching, even cutting lower than usual, and was amazed at how nice it cut and mulched. That opinion quickle flew out the window as soon as the grass started to grow and was green and juicy. Mulching was no longer possible and I can't side discharge any of my lawns so the machine sat in my garage collecting dust all summer.