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Old 03-26-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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My wife saw that Snapper at Costco and wants me to buy one for 300 Bucks. I'll have to check it out.
I would buy it also if I has a 1/4 acre to mow. Although with 10,000 square feet to mow I might buy a ride on. More time to drink beer on Sat.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:16 PM
 
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I would buy it also if I has a 1/4 acre to mow. Although with 10,000 square feet to mow I might buy a ride on. More time to drink beer on Sat.
My wife didn't price the beer at Costco. Only the Snapper.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:43 PM
 
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My wife didn't price the beer at Costco. Only the Snapper.
20 dollars for a 36 pack of Bud or Coors. That's 55 cents a can. Heck even Sam Adams is only 68 cents a bottle.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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20 dollars for a 36 pack of Bud or Coors. That's 55 cents a can. Heck even Sam Adams is only 68 cents a bottle.
I'll ask her to pretty please pick me up some Sam Adams when she buys that Snapper.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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20 dollars for a 36 pack of Bud or Coors. That's 55 cents a can. Heck even Sam Adams is only 68 cents a bottle.
But Bud and Coors should have a negative price. They would have to pay me to drink it.

On the topic of this thread, I see nothing wrong with self propelled mowers. My 12 year old Honda with rear wheel drive is an excellent mower.

There is absolutely nothing special about Craftsman gasoline tools. I agree otherwise the the rec above for mowers with Honda engines.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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I would buy it also if I has a 1/4 acre to mow. Although with 10,000 square feet to mow I might buy a ride on. More time to drink beer on Sat.

10K square feet is only 100' x 100'.... A push mower would do that easily. I have 80K feet to do, so a decent-sized rider is time-efficient, plus they come with beer (oops, cup) holders... and the Costco price for Sam Adams is good.
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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Heck, forget about the Snapper. I am headed to Costco just to get their beer. Now that should frost my wife.
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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I would never buy a self-propelled mower. They are more hassle than they are worth when you have to cut around trees and other object. I have a Craftsman that started on the second pull after sitting all winter. My mistake with the Craftsman was not buying a better model that has ball bearing wheels. The cheap wheels they put on less expensive mowers get wobbly after about a year. I am considering junking my mower even though it starts and cuts fine, and buying a better quality mower with decent wheels.

BTW, some other discussions on mowers have pointed out that all the different brand mowers use engines from a few manufacturers such as Briggs & Stratton.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Hi,

I am in a market for new gas Lawn Mower, could you suggest one. My 1/4 acre yard is not flat (some bumpy terrain) so should I go for high rear wheel drive with self propelled mower.

Which one is better of these,

1) Husqvarna (190 cc, 22 in)
2) Toro 22 in. Variable Speed Gas Mower
3) Craftsman with Briggs & Stratton engine

Thanks.
Consider a Honda mower. Reliable to a fault.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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My dad waited till my brother and I were out of the house after high school and making money mowing yards, then he bought himself a Craftsman push mower. Nothing fancy but didn't want another Walmart mower (like the one I've been using around 6 years now) That was in the summer of '75 and he just had to replace it. Other than regular maintenance every spring, the only problem he had with it was the fuel tank started to fall off. But that was nothing he couldn't fix with some baling wire. Been mowing with the tank wired on for 4 or 5 years. Don't think he really HAD to replace it, but was ready for another one.
One of you mentioned a grass catcher. My dad and I both agree the best grass catcher we use it the yard. Shoot it on out and leave it alone!
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