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Old 06-24-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: SATX
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Hi All,

I need a cheap lawn mower, but don't want a piece of %$#@! So, I was thinking if I could find one used, but honestly don't know what to look for, and how to tell if it will work more than a day. I had considered just getting a weed wacker, since I only have a small yard, but I do live in the country, and have agressive weeds (not a lot of grass) so was thinking the cheaper models probably wouldn't work for what I need.

What I need:
Easy to start
Not too heavy (if it is a weed wacker)
hopefully less than $75

So, does anyone have something like this or know good places to look?
Thanks.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Hi All,

I need a cheap lawn mower, but don't want a piece of %$#@! So, I was thinking if I could find one used, but honestly don't know what to look for, and how to tell if it will work more than a day. I had considered just getting a weed wacker, since I only have a small yard, but I do live in the country, and have agressive weeds (not a lot of grass) so was thinking the cheaper models probably wouldn't work for what I need.

What I need:
Easy to start
Not too heavy (if it is a weed wacker)
hopefully less than $75

So, does anyone have something like this or know good places to look?
Thanks.
How about a lawn mower at Walmart?
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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How about a lawn mower at Walmart?
I was going to suggest the same thing. Those push mowers are cheap at Wally World.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:14 AM
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Location: Ohio
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My favorite lawnmower repair place, Blanco Fixit, on Blanco Rd. sells used mowers.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: SATX
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Thumbs up This is what I had in mind

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My favorite lawnmower repair place, Blanco Fixit, on Blanco Rd. sells used mowers.

Thanks Bowie! This is what I was looking for is a place like this. I knew it had to exist, just didn't know where. I do not shop at Wal-Mart, and will not for various ethical reasons, and besides the obvious, even a cheap new mower will be more than my $100 budget.

Thanks Again, I will check them out.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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well excuse me
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Black & Decker electric. I bought one 5 years ago for $45. Still works like new since it's more or less an electric motor, blade, and 'go' switch.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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Don't ask me, I just dropped $350 on a battery operated lawn mower

Black & Decker CMM1200 19-Inch 24-Volt Cordless Electric
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:33 AM
 
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Go wall mart and buy a 20" yradman with a briggs and stration motor. Make sure on the motor. Its a push mower that is very light and I used one several times to mower a freinds lawn and it was a breeze to push. He changed oil regualrly and it has last for like 5 years. Don't what they cost now but he paid $199.00 he told me.IMO its when you go to self propelled that you need a better one like a Honda pro.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Last New Mower I bought was a Murray 22" cut 4 HP Briggs and Stratton. Somewhere around 150.00 a few years back. Looked at Wal Marts they had some out front looked like a scrap yard. Looked junky to me so I went to Home Depot. Been a great lawnmower starts easy every time. Replaced spark plug once last year. Primer bulb need replace every two or three years 5 or 6 bucks It's been a great investment. Wouldn't go to electric until I have a really good reason.I've had mine about 7 or 8 years.
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