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Old 03-25-2010, 06:39 AM   #1
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I have a hand-me-down pusher that's on it's last leg. I plan to mow about 4/10ths of an acre per week. Ground is flat. I don't want a propelled mower. Just a decent pusher. I'd like to have bagging and mulching capabilities. And preferably stay under $300.

I've heard Honda engines are better than Briggs but I'll consider either if the price is right.

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Honda makes a great engine, but I don't think you are going to find one for less than 300.00. Look for a high wheeled mower (they are easier to push) and a mower with a seperate blade engagment handle. You don't have to stop the engine every time you want to move something, you only stop the blades.

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Popular Mechanics just had a review of mowers, might check it out. I think the Toro got the best all around.
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I've heard that getting a mower with an aluminum deck is a really nice feature. Much lighter and corrosion resistant. Anyone have aluminum? I saw a Troy Built pusher at Lowes with a Honda 160 engine that was on clearance for $229. Just wonder how well built it is.
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On my second Yardman and lovin it! save for the pull cord I keep replacing...Bought my mom a Honda b/c it was an easy start (auto priming) ...Def get the big wheel.

Can't wait til the R/C ones come down in price....Ahhhh yeah!
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I'd look at Snapper or Toro probably closer to $400 though.

My experience is that the Toro is a better mulcher and the Snapper is a

better bagger.
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I bought a Husqvarna, it has/had a Honda motor. It was right around $300 new 2 years ago.
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I bought a Honda off craigslist - new in the box
It was about 1/2 price...guy was moving
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I have a walk behind Honda mower with front caster wheels. Kinda overkill for the yard size I have now, but it does make life easier.

Can't really beat Honda's instant start at the first pull.
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I bought a used Honda off Craigslist for $50 last summer from a guy who fixed mowers as a hobby. Runs great and has a composite deck so it will never rust. Engine is much quieter than typical mowers and starts on 1 pull...2 after sitting over winter.

Gotta' love Craigslist!

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