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Old 05-12-2018, 10:03 AM
 
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Ok so I've decided to purchase a riding lawnmower. My budget is $1600 max and I want an extended 3 year warranty on top of a 2/3 year manufacturers warranty. I think I can pull it off. I will also get 10% military discount off price of each mower. I have a quarter acre lot. Any suggestions? Want it to last 10 years


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Old 05-12-2018, 10:31 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I have a quarter acre lot. Any suggestions?
A $150 push mower will do that fine; maybe get a rear engine rider.

I'd suggest Snapper:
https://www.snapper.com/na/en_us/pro...wn-mowers.html

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I've decided to purchase a riding lawnmower.
I want an extended 3 year warranty on top of a 2/3 year manufacturers warranty.
My budget is $1600... I think I can pull it off.
I don't. The budget for a reliable lawn tractor starts at $1600.

If you want something with a transmission that'll last long enough to make the purchase worthwhile...
then you're into the 'garden tractor' range and another $2000 over the $1600.
(look for bolts at the rear axel not the slip pin)

And btw... absolutely NONE of the makes/models you're looking at.
If you have a lot of trees & leaves... get the bagger attachment.

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Old 05-12-2018, 10:35 AM
 
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I can't imagine needing a riding mower for just 1/4 of an acre.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:36 AM
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Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-20...0-2B/304964479

I just saved you $1000.
And, your neighbors will be happier.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:43 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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^^^^^But where is he gonna put his beer?^^^^^
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:47 AM
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Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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^^^^^But where is he gonna put his beer?^^^^^
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:52 AM
 
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Is there a reason that you need a ride on for a lawn that size?

If you're physically capable of walking behind a push mower a Honda will last your 20+ years if you take care of it properly, and even if you treat it like crap it will more than likely last you 10+ years.

If you want to make it a little easier on yourself the self propelled ones are a fine option.

I just bought this one online: https://www.mowersdirect.com/Honda-H...wer/p7838.html

Home Depot sells a similar one for a bit less but the quality of the one at Home Depot is probably a bit lower.
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:09 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Ha! Ya got it covered dave. Now I want one!
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:10 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I can't imagine needing a riding mower for just 1/4 of an acre.


let me tell you we have a 1/4 acre and a push mower will near kill you in the summer time in the south so believe me when I say you do need a riding mower for a 1/4 acre and not to mention the 1/4 acre we have in the front so yeah you do need a rider .
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:12 AM
 
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You don't need a riding mower for 1/4 lawn. Buy a push mower, or self-propelled, high quality. I'm a 67 yr old woman who owns a few acres and have all sorts of experience with this sort of thing. And IF you are set on a riding mower, buy a John Deere, NOT from a box store: the quality is actually different! But the JD from an actual JD dealership - you won't need a warranty. Those things go for about 15 years, mowing once a week, over half an acre. Good luck!
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