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Old 05-15-2015, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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My son recently moved out and I find that my mower is way too heavy for me to maneuver. Any advice on buying a new one that would be lighter? I have tried to search the net, but have only become more confused. Thank you for any help.
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:35 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Go to your local store(s) and 'test drive' a few!
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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I was hoping for some info. To narrow it down, before shopping.
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:46 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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We have no idea what is 'too heavy' for you... only you would know what is lighter.

Electric mowers are lighter in weight than gas.
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:34 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Lawn-Boy's are pretty light, but still give you a solid deck that will last as opposed to many others out there. The speed control is built into the handle, and works on the amount of pressure you apply by walking. No matter how slow or fast you walk you hardly know there is a mower in front of you. I use mine as a trimmer mower, meaning this is what I use to cut around all the beds before I bring out the lawn tractor. I also have a variable speed Honda Harmony that weighs a ton, which I hardly ever use, because of the deep wheel ruts it leaves behind. The Lawn-Boy also can be used as a rear bagger, mulcher, or a side discharge. IMO it's a great little machine.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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LIcenter, Thank you for your response. I will look into Lawn-Boy.

I found my book and I have a Yard Machines? It is a self propelled rear bag mulching mower with a 6 HP engine and 21" deck. I tried to find out how much it weights but haven't been able to. I wonder why most listings don't give a weight. Its not when I'm using the self propelled that's a problem, its when I am trying to maneuver it around flower beds, trees and such and turning around.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:46 AM
 
Location: north bama
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i actually prefer a simple big rear wheeled mower to a self propelled one .. the big rear wheels help it to roll easily ..
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