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Suggestions on small walk behind.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by AllAmericanlawn, May 15, 2007.

  1. AllAmericanlawn

    AllAmericanlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    I am currently using cheap push mower that i have borrowed to begin my business and must give back. I need to find a 21" or slightly bigger push mower w/ a bagger. Possibly a self propelled model. Should i by one used for now or get a middle of the road push mower from a dept store or what? I only want to spend a couple of hundred dollars at most if buying new or less if used maybe????? ANY SUGGESTIONS?
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    if that's the case..... 21" home depot honda, ive got three 8, 6, and 2 seasons old, all run/cut like new :)
  3. lurch

    lurch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    sounds trashy but check pawn shops...that's where i found my 21"
  4. AllAmericanlawn

    AllAmericanlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    I was thinking about pawn shops, actually. Should i just try to find a bargain on a used push mower? cheap as i can get. Is the self propelled mowers worth the extra money.
  5. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I found an almost new one at the transfer station. It fired up on the first pull. Looks like it might have been used a month or 2. You can't beat FREE!!!!
  6. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    I agree I have 2 of the home depot models one new and one a year old. I have the highest model, not sure how good the harmony models are but might want to look in to them.
  7. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,260

    look at garage sales for a lawn boy with a 2 stroke engine. Otherwise, Hondas or Toros are pretty good. If your going with a toro, get a super recycler. It should last you a while.
  8. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 2,592

    That's your decision, not ours. It depends on how good a shape you're in, how big an area you're mowing, and if you're willing to have more parts to (potentially) break. That, and how hard you're willing to work on a hot day.

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