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I need a 21 inch mower that will be used for one account. It will be used for about 45 minutes about 40 times per year so I dont want to spend alot on it. I would like to spend between $250-400. It doesnt have to be commercial. Any ideas?
 

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The $99 walmart special. When its time to service it. Just throw it out and buy a new one. Since it will cost you $40 in parts to service it. I have seen a few guys do that. When its time to change to oil. They just buy a new one.

Personal I would get a nice honda mower. Since they seem to last forever.
 

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I would have to say to go Honda for the money you want to spend. I have a friend that has been using the same 21" for the last four years on most of his accounts. Just do the required maintenance and they last forever.
 

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Snapper.

Before you buy ANYTHING at Walmart you should check into their ethics. I doubt you'd ever go there again, you'd be crazy if you did.
 

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lawnman_scott said:
I need a 21 inch mower that will be used for one account. It will be used for about 45 minutes about 40 times per year so I dont want to spend alot on it. I would like to spend between $250-400. It doesnt have to be commercial. Any ideas?
Toros Personnel pace mower.
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Strangely I agree with IGBG.. Although I gotta go with the like $160 6hp High wheel push model.. I believe the big plastic wheels at least have bearings, and are very easy to push, and they mulch pretty good too.
 

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My first 21 was from Walmart i only use it maybe 3 times a week for two hours tops it lasted me over two years without any service.Finally had an issue with the throttle cable this year and just junked it. Well worth it for 1 account imo.
 
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I bought a HONDA 4 cycle residential mower.. and it even had a double blade! Freak'n think choked on 6 inch grass or 5 inch grass slightly wet from the morning dew, and kept stalling! I returned it to HOme depot after I used it! It was horrible.... Second only push mower that you should buy is Lawn Boy! Get the 2 cycle mowers, the cut is much cleaner, the control on the machiene is better, plus the freak'n things are made in America... tell honda to take a walk!
 

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go to home depot and buy a toro personal pace mower like mentioned before in the past years i have had the 22 inch toro personal pace mower and only payed 350 for it and i was doing over 10 accounts a week with it this year i have over 20 accounts now and dont have the time for it anymore so i got a 52 inch lesco but the toro still runs great today and has been used for 2 years with over 10 accounts a week
 

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lawnman_scott said:
I need a 21 inch mower that will be used for one account. It will be used for about 45 minutes about 40 times per year so I dont want to spend alot on it. I would like to spend between $250-400. It doesnt have to be commercial. Any ideas?
ck out the times classifieds there's a few Hinda's in there for like 65.00
 

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thats Honda's
 

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Get a TORO RECYCLER - Model 20031. It's $400.00 at Home Depot and has been a great mowing machine. I mow 12-14 lawns a week with it alone and have done sow since the beginning of april, close to or around 150 mows. Here are the specs:

> 6.75 HP Tecumseh Engine (Starts incredibly easy!)
> Personal Pace Self-Propel (However fast you want to walk, up to 4.8 MPH)
> 22" Cut (a nice wide cut)
> Key Start ($30 less without)
> Toro red paint

It's definitley one of the best mowers you can gt for $400.00.
 

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The $99 walmart special. When its time to service it. Just throw it out and buy a new one. Since it will cost you $40 in parts to service it. I have seen a few guys do that. When its time to change to oil. They just buy a new one.

Personal I would get a nice honda mower. Since they seem to last forever.
Don't do that. Those are crap and will leave you very disappointed after a few mows. It is truly a throw-away. Spend a little more and get something that will last more than half a season.
 

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I am pretty sure that the mower pictured above is not what you will find at Home Depot. Pictured is a 21 inch Toro Personal Pace that runs around $560 after tax. I bought one this week. I may need to resharpen the blade, because (I am very surprised) it is not getting a very impressive cut.

It has a cast aluminum deck which sets it apart from its brother at Home Depot. Go with the 22' Personal Pace from Home Depot. For the money spent, you can't beat it.
 

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persoanally, I don't think anyone makes a good 21. Sadly enough, the best combo of value, cut, and reliability is probably a $159 craftsmen close-out special. I've had tree deeres, between 800-1000 each, awsome cut, but lots of tranny and cable problems, toro, reliable but struggled to cut short, dry grass, lawn boy (three of em) had a good cut but always broke, haven't tried an ex-mark yet but probably more than you want to spend. My vote for your situation would be an elcheapo special. I had one that I started with, if I remember right, it lasted three years. Actually though, if you do want to spend a little more, the new lawnboy, conventional wheel style, 4-strokes look like they've gotten a lot better.
 
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