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What type of mower for my 1/4 acre yard?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by qwerty11, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. qwerty11

    qwerty11 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I have around 1/4 acre of grass in my yard and I am trying to decide what mower I need. I like the $1k mark and so that limits my options to the Toro TimeMaster or a basic 42" rider. Which would be better for me?
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  3. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,001

    For under $1000, the Timemaster would give you the best cut.
  4. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,020

    just get a lawn tractor
  5. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,012

    I would just by a Honda 21" mower from Home Depot
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  6. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    More information would be useful for a meaningful response. What kind of grass? Terrain -- flat, steep slopes? Need to bag? Mulch? Discharge? Qualify of turf -- scrappy, thin, or heavy, dense, heavy Spring growth? How often to mow?

    Since you are a homeowner, time may be critical, or not? Are you looking for a quick pass, mow and park, be done, or meticulous, wanting to spend lots of time on keeping the yard perfect (e.g. hobby)?
  7. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,238

    O just get a Snapper 21 Commerical, it will last a lifetime

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