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Lawn Boy Dura force 2005 for 100.00? 2 cycle

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by customcurbdesigns, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. customcurbdesigns

    customcurbdesigns LawnSite Member
    from Tampa
    Messages: 203

    What are everyones thoughts on this mower? I wont be using it too much but figured for 100.00 how can I go wrong. Its a 2005. Thanks

  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,021

    that is a good price.:waving:
  3. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    if it runs, scoop it up. they make the lawn boys 4 cycle now and they arent nearly as efficient on the steep hills.
  4. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    Consumer model, or commercial model?

    I have a Commercial model, DuraForce engine -- a real paradox.

    1. Great mowing job, results are excellent, great side bagger, like to work with multiple cloth bags, lightweight.
    2. Horrible piece of equipment; rear drive tires need replacing every 300 hours or so, height adjuster levers last only about a half season, ground drive cable breaks every 400 lawns, engine good for short periods but not for longevity (have rebuilt with two shortblocks).

    I could write book, but will spare you ...

    I am not going to start my 2008 season with mine.
  5. customcurbdesigns

    customcurbdesigns LawnSite Member
    from Tampa
    Messages: 203

    How would I know if its a commerical model or not?
  6. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    What is the model number? It should be on the crosspiece under the handle, near the very top. If you stand behind the mower, lean down and look under the handles, toward the front of the machine, the numbers should be on a plate.

    Go to the web site:


    See if you can find the model in the list. Also, the commercial model does not have a large hood over the motor, and the sign on top of the recoil starter will say "commercial."

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