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Old 03-09-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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Im looking to do my own landscaping. I have a small yard and even smaller front yard in lindenhurst, and wondering what typ eof mower to get. Is it better to go with one of these bagless "mulch" mowers or a something with a bag..

Any recomendations!

Thank you sooo much in advance!
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:18 AM
 
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I recommend the combo. Mulching is good if you can keep up with it, but if you let it go more than a week... ever, you will need to bag it at some point.

I have a lawnboy which mulches, bags and side discharges. I like it a lot. self propelled, with the peronsal pace system that adjusts by how fast you're moving, honda engine. I would recommend going to an actual mower store, they have higher quality merchandise than Home Depot. My last mower I bought used, it was probably 15-20 years old when I bought it, and lasted about 5 yrs. I'm hoping to keep my current purchase 15-20 yrs, so I went with the higher quality.
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Deer Park , New York
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Sears has a decent selection and i have the combo but mostly bag
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:27 AM
 
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I was looking on the sears website- im thinking second hand be a better bet..
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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i have a toro and love it...

Toro - Homeowner Mowers

always starts on the first pull, mulches great... also has the bag option for when the grass is too long, as mentioned above

last mower i had was a craftsman, and i had nothing but headaches with it...


edit: i mow my lawn 2x a week in the summer and do it in a baseballfield cross hatch pattern, so i demand a lot from my mower
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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Im looking to do my own landscaping. I have a small yard and even smaller front yard in lindenhurst, and wondering what typ eof mower to get. Is it better to go with one of these bagless "mulch" mowers or a something with a bag..

Any recomendations!

Thank you sooo much in advance!
Here's what I use and it kicks butt. Never had a problem with it and god help whatever blades of grass, weeds, or botanical organism that stands in its way.

http://cdn.husqvarna.net/images/hq_logo_r.gif?v=facc6 (broken link)


http://cdn.husqvarna.net/images/hpl/us/hpl-banner-title.gif?v=facc6 (broken link) Medium Duty, Seasonal or Occasional Use

Residential property owners and others who seek reliable proven performance and quality.



The 7021R walk-behind mower is powered by the innovative Honda GCV 160 engine. A 21" deck that is capable of mulching, side discharge, or bagging gives you the versatility to change the mowing technique based on conditions or desires. AutoWalk self-propelled rear wheel drive system is activated by simply squeezing the trigger on the handlebar.

http://cdn.husqvarna.net/c/i/prd/l/7021r-h310-0442-400x300-73aca094.png?v=112de0 (broken link)
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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Bought a Toro in Home Depot 2 years ago, it's now dead.
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Tri-State Area
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Bought a Toro in Home Depot 2 years ago, it's now dead.
Bought a Toro Personal Pace combo from Home Depot 2 years ago- still living. Change the oil after the first 5 hours of use. Keep it cleaned and oiled at the wheel height adjustments. Change the spark plug every few years. It's a reliable lawnmower and will treat you right, if you treat it right. Starts right up on the first pull.
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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Toro, seven years old and still going strong
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:59 PM
 
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Bought a Toro in Home Depot 2 years ago, it's now dead.
good work tom :-/
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