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Need help on purchasing a push mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rcdaddy, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. rcdaddy

    rcdaddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    This is my first post. I have been doing lawncare for about 5 years and I want to thank all of you for the advice that I have received from reading these post.
    My question is, what is the best push mower for under $700.00 dollars. It will be used on one yard only that is .5 acres with a 25 - 30 degree hill. The mower is not for be for me, it will be for my dad. His Honda finally died after 15 years. I just wanted your guys opinions to tell him so he can make the right choice.
    Thanks in advance for you replies.
  2. mississippiturf

    mississippiturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    What dealers are in your area and that you trust for service work? You might want to consider a Gravely or a high-end residential Honda. Depends on dealer proximity and reputation. $700 maximum almost puts you under getting a good commercial unit.
  3. TheHammer

    TheHammer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    Snapper makes real good 21 .But it close to you.
  4. rcdaddy

    rcdaddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I have a Snapper hi-vac. I havnt had to use it but a few times and it has not impressed me. I dont think its the commercial model though. It was around 600 bucks.

    I dont know what dealers have where my dad lives but about 40 minutes away are plenty of dealers for service. I told him about the Exmark 26, but I dont think he wants to put that much money into one. On all my accounts I dont have to use a push mower often, and when I do I take the old lawnboy with me.

    He is wanting something of good qaulity that will have a good service life for his yard. I just havnt looked at them in so long that I didnt know what advice to give. So please keep the opinions coming.

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