Small mowers, Whatcha got?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Swampbeast, Nov 6, 2002.


Small mowers, whatcha got?

  1. Honda

    21 vote(s)
  2. Toro

    33 vote(s)
  3. Lawnboy

    18 vote(s)
  4. John Deere

    12 vote(s)
  5. Other

    29 vote(s)
  1. Swampbeast

    Swampbeast LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    Hey! I want to know, what type of small (20-24 inch models) mowers do ya'll use? I use a good ole Toro right now. Thinking about getting an Exmark Metro. We shall see.

  2. we have toro and honda 21's
    The exmark 21's are same as toro with less engine options and they dont have the recylcer kickers under the deck
  3. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,209

    I've always had good luck with the Lawnboys, even when I was 10 years old pushing my mower from house to house. Change the plug once a year, clean the air filter periodically, and not much else needs to be done. I have three, one of which I believe is from the early 70's. We still use it several times a week. You can't kill those things! Mike
  4. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    I've got a Snapper. A buddy of mine is a snapper dealer so I get a pretty good deal on them. They are built well.
  5. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    Lawnboy here, 2-stroke runs good.
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    What are kickers?
  7. ilovethisgame

    ilovethisgame LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    21" Toro proline 2 cycle w/ bbc. If you can find a better 21" mower buy it, or come back to reality and just buy the proline.

  8. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,938

    An old two stroke lawnboy, came out of an old lady's basement, had never been started, brand new in box, put away for many years. Nice and light, starts easy. But I have to carry another gas can.
  9. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    You mean that you don't have any other 2 stroke equipement? My LawnBoy runs fine on Amsoil 100:1. Ignore that 32:1 recommendation, unless you want to periodically decarbon the exhaust port.

    50:1 Echo oil reduced the carbon buildup frequency significantly. The Amsoil, so far has eliminated it.

    I have ONE MIX tank for ALL 2 stroke. From the 16:1 chainsaw to the string trimmer/edger/blower, and Lawnboy.

    I too used to have seperate mix tanks....Those days are long gone.
  10. Lawn-N-Garden Guy

    Lawn-N-Garden Guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    I use a ten year old 5hp Toro GTS Bagger self-propelled with electric start and a clutch ,bought it brand new ,went thru 2 sets of reardrive wheels,it has a suzuki 4 stroke and havn't had any problems sept a valve cover gasket,I give it a ten on the scale.

    The one We use the most is a Toro Personal Pace mulcher/side discharge 6hp rear wheel,
    Not a bad mower for the money,Don't think I'll buy another.

    Think I'll own an Emark Metro in the spring.

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