What Was Your First Mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eddie B, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,398

    21" Craftsman :cry: :cry: :cry:

    I didn't know what I was missing until I bought the Toro. The toro would mulch what the craftsman could barely bag.
  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,721

    I started mowing in 1988 with a 1953, Huffy, 18" push mower. My grandfather bought it new, gave it to my father, and he gave it to me. Used it two years, then bought a 21" JD self propelled mower.
    I had actually used the Huffy back in the early 60's to mow a few lawns in our old neighborhood. I still have the Huffy in my shop. Haven't tried to start it in 3 or 4 years.
  3. roblandscape

    roblandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 601

    My first lawn mower was a 21inch lawn chief I picked off of the trash at age 10. All that it needed to run was a spark plug......ahhh the good ol days :D
  4. moremowing4me

    moremowing4me LawnSite Member
    from S.C.
    Messages: 148

    42" Mtd that I bought from lowes. Boy if I knew then what I know now I would be rich and famous
  5. mikeyshane331

    mikeyshane331 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    i started when i was like 12 and my uncle had a gravely promaster 100 and about 20 yards, he only did it part time, but then he got real sick and me and my grandfather took over for like two years. Then he sold it and i stopped mowing for one year, then i had my parents mtd yard machine rider, the cut on it sucked, Then the next year my papaw tore up the rearend in his scotts 42 inch cut and bought a john deere lx280 and i got the scotts and fixed it and mowed with it for two years, now im about to buy a used john deere48 inch walk behind i think.
  6. jaguar4000

    jaguar4000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    started out around 10 yrs old w/ a 21" Craftsman. Moved to central Florida at age 13yrs. and the Craftsman was short lived w/ the fast tough growing grass down here. Went to a Snapper 21" and then went to a Snapper rider w/ 12hp. From then it was a JDEERE tractor W/ 16 Kohler & 38 deck. The first great purchase I made was a new pro 50 gravely w/ 18 kohler. Next was the Ransomes Bob-cat wb 36 and Ransomes front runner w/ 23 diesel mitsubishi and 60" deck.
  7. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    (2) 21 commercial lawnboys... 7 years ago... still in use as primaries today. but i will be adding this season some back ups and sopme new stuff. especially if i can't for a duraforce on a commercial deck left.

    from there, i have no idea what it will be, no experience with any other 21".
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Ferris DD 48" WB...I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread LOL.

    Messages: 22

    i lean my craft on an old Rider tractor, until i beat the crap outt of it, and killed it. than when i startd my lil business, i bout 1 21" lawnbown, walked every lawn. then in college moved up to a 52 inch bobcat, what a beast, great machine when i could get it started! then i bought an 48 hydro exmark,bvest machine i ever bought. i know how a 52 inch ztr toro, i like it but it makes me lazy, bc i sit down all day.
  10. Scottish LScape

    Scottish LScape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    Started with an Exmark 48" Metro. Still gos out on one a trailers each day. payup

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