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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by JimsLocalLawn, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    To solve your fuel problem....

    Use something like Amsoil or Opti-2 with a 100-1 mix for all equipment and don't worry about what can goes to what.

    You can also use a good trimmer, take the guard off and run the string out long and use it like a mower.


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  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,231

    X2. If its in a can on our trucks its this. Runs just fine in the 4 stroke push mowers and even the occaisonal Z.
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  3. smallstripesnc

    smallstripesnc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    I prefer the older two cycle lawn boys over the newer ones but at least the new ones have a Kohler and not a cheap briggs on it.
     
  4. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 848

    I never took the guard off the trimmer. I run a Stihl FC90r that is a good idea tho! I often wonder why so many around here take the guards off, makes good sense.

    I wonder what happens when you hit dog poo? It's already bad enough.

    I use Stihl's best fully synthetic oil in all my equipment. I just can't justify the $400 + for a decent used older lawnboy. All that and fuel cost twice as much to run with oil / gas mix.

    My dealer is closing out his snapper collection because he said they were bought out by MTD. He has a few last year models I can get the commercial ninja mulch mower for $399. I might go pick it up, its heavy but seems like all the lightweight 21" mowers are not heavy duty. I am being picky but it blows my mind no manufacturer makes a durable lightweight self propelled mower....
     
  5. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,280

    I gave up on looking for a lightweight and durable 21". I bought a toro super recycler last year and it has served me well. My next pushmower may the Toro #22156 which is lightweight but it is not variable speed. I just hope the Honda engine is not underpowered like the Honda pushmower I had previously. The #22156 has a 3 in 1 deck which is nice since mulching or bagging are not viable options in the spring.

    For limited use I would get the super recycler. The non bbc and electric start model will set you back around $519. It is fast, nimble, pull starts easily.
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  6. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    the ninja is a good choice if you dont have to do hills
     
  7. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    The Briggs are made here and the Kohler that I thought was going to be good that didn't make it a year was made in China.
     
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,231

    That explains why Walmart started carrying Snappers.
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  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Actually, I'm pretty sure Briggs and Stratton now owns snapper.

    They also bought Simplicity and Ferris.

    That's why you will now see Simplicity mowers with a suspension.

    And, I've seen commercials with both Simplicity and Snapper mowers in it.


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  10. K & K Mowing

    K & K Mowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    My 19" lawn Boy is from 1970 model 5269. Still going:weightlifter:. Love the old magnesium deck. Can lift it easily on and off the trailer.

    Kevin :usflag::drinkup:
     

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