Is electric start worth it????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chrisk, Jun 3, 2002.

  1. chrisk

    chrisk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Looking at a new walk behind and was wondering if electric start was worth the $300 extra???????
  2. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870


    Especially if you're using the machine yourself. It's so nice on those cool "3 pull" mornings.

    Plus, if you ever want to put a spreader or other assecory on your mower you're set.

    Plus resale value.

    I've pulled out more recoils then I've replaced starters.
  3. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    No way....

    When it does go bad - $150+ to replace.

    Plan on replacing the battery almost yearly.

    Just more things to go wrong.
  4. karl klein

    karl klein LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    if you keep your mower tuned up u shouldn't need it. all though it is nice
  5. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    I Think it's worth it. Most of my mowers have the big motor option. So you automatically get electric start.
  6. eftob

    eftob LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 11

    i am 15 yaers old and i have a 32 inch toro mid size mower it start on 2 or 3 pull but in late oct just about 5 so it is not wroth it
  7. johnhenry

    johnhenry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    its a nice feature but like everything else the added feature can be costly

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