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Walk behind suggestions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by watatrp, Mar 27, 2001.

  1. watatrp

    watatrp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 511

    A friend of mine passed away last summer. I took care of his lawn last summer. This year, his widow and two boys, ages 10 & 12 want to do the lawn themselves. I've told them that I will buy them a new walk behind mower. I'm looking for a self propelled with electric start, mulcher w/ option for bagger. Their old one is a push and really hard to start. I'm kind of partial to Toro and Lawnboy. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Anyone seen the new Lawnboy with the 4 cycle engine and one speed? Also, has anyone had any luck with purchases over the internet? My local dealer won't deal with price (is that an oxymoron?)
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I have a honda 21" that was bought in the early 80's. Still cranks on the first pull and runs great. I vote honda.
  3. AllSeasonsAllReasons

    AllSeasonsAllReasons LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    The Toro personal pace gets my vote! For a home owner of course!
  4. corycc

    corycc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    Definetly go with the Toro personal pace. Great machine. Mulches anything.
  5. Grassman

    Grassman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    All of the above are good units. I'd take the Honda over the Toro though. Go with the unit thats priced the best because repair service won't be an issue. Russ
  6. summitgroundskeeping

    summitgroundskeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    I use Ariens, and love them. They have all thoes features you listed if you want them. They last long and cut great. Check them out.
  7. BufalinoLand

    BufalinoLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Hands down HONDA!!!!!! I run 2 HRM215 Poly deck, I was a little weary but my dealer was out of the metal decks and i needed some asap. Ive given them both all they can handle and they are still in one piece and both start on first pull
  8. JOshua Gallerick

    JOshua Gallerick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    Greg I totally agree with you on the 21 ariens. I have two of them and we have put them through hell in back since 1994 and the only thing I have had to change or replace besides the oil and plugs are the pull cord and the rubber rear tire covers other than that they are still running like new.
  9. SMB

    SMB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    We just bought a Toro Personal Pace Recycler, (yes, we didn't buy commercial) we haven't had a chance to crank it up yet because of rain, but I'm definitely not complaining! :) I hope it works as well as most people say Toro does, it seems to be very well designed and it came ready to discharge, bag, or mulch right out of the box. Man, we've got so much rain today, we'll really be mowin' 'fore long!

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