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« on: Tue 12 January, 2010 - 08:31 pm »

thought I'd start researching as I need to invest in a grunty one 

but it needs to be very easy start, and I don't know whats available

the eco-mower just aint up to the job 
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« Reply #1 on: Tue 12 January, 2010 - 09:04 pm »

plenty of grunt on this one ...

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« Reply #2 on: Tue 12 January, 2010 - 09:36 pm »

 eek er um thanks, yes very grunty I'm sure



how tight does it turn? 
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« Reply #3 on: Tue 12 January, 2010 - 09:37 pm »

so how much lawn ya got to mow?
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« Reply #4 on: Tue 12 January, 2010 - 09:45 pm »

1/4 acre
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« Reply #5 on: Tue 12 January, 2010 - 09:48 pm »

so you do realy need a ride on huh?

or plow it up and put in veges 

a nice old style self propelled reel mower would be nice. i've been looking for one of those
old morrison electric ones, they were good and grunty.
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« Reply #6 on: Tue 12 January, 2010 - 09:59 pm »

1/4 acre

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« Reply #7 on: Tue 12 January, 2010 - 10:04 pm »

hell, I'd have two! but the council are backwards-thinking arses 


a nice old style self propelled reel mower would be nice. i've been looking for one of those
old morrison electric ones, they were good and grunty.

man, I have experienced those mowers that didn't need you walking behind them pushing  monsters! same as rotary hoes that just take off down the garden eek
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« Reply #8 on: Sat 16 January, 2010 - 04:00 pm »

2 things I recommend, Briggs and Stratton engine for reliability and long life, and aluminum body, they don't rust and fall apart like the steel ones - even a mulching one, apparently they remove the need for having a catcher, although I haven't tried one myself.

1/4 acre on the border of needing a ride on, but depending on how the yard is laid out, could take longer, we have 1/4 acre that we had done with a ride on near the end of last year, took ages as there's lots of obstacles(trees etc), but bugger using an electric mower for it eek
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« Reply #9 on: Sat 16 January, 2010 - 04:11 pm »

  certainly most of it, for now, could be easy peasy done on a ride-on

I want an electric-start type one, bugger this pulling and pulling s**t


I like mulching my lawn, keeps it nice and lush - luffly to walk on barefoot under a full moon on a cloudless night
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« Reply #10 on: Sat 16 January, 2010 - 04:26 pm »

I bought a new one last year, think I may have mentioned it previously......

Pull cord starts are a lot less hassle on a new mower, ours still starts first time every time.
Ride on mower for a quarter acre is overkill, unless you want to show off how much money youhad.
Have you looked at  a walk-behind self propelled rotary? they have a clutch that you hold closed, so there's no danger of it getting away on you.
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« Reply #11 on: Sat 16 January, 2010 - 06:28 pm »

that twin of mine, being a lawnmower specialist would agree with Stus advice.

can't remember the brand of the one I got but I got it after breaking my toe kicking the old one in a snit because it wouldnt start.

that was the most important thing, this one starts first pull every time, even when I haven't used it for 6 months.

and he would most certainly say steer away from electric.
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« Reply #12 on: Sat 16 January, 2010 - 07:05 pm »

I've got this one:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Home-living/Outdoor-garden-conservatory/Lawnmowers/Petrol/auction-264599263.htm

has lasted well, pull start works first time every time, was only about $450 new 5 years ago, so they're not expensive.  costs about $2 per mow in petrol
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« Reply #13 on: Sun 17 January, 2010 - 03:17 pm »

best advice I ever got given about lawnmowers?


Hire one, but only if he takes the clippings away.
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« Reply #14 on: Sun 17 January, 2010 - 06:04 pm »

 

nah, I'd rather recycle them



I didn't want to have to go back to petrol, but I guess it would be nice to get the whole lawn done in one go 
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« Reply #15 on: Mon 18 January, 2010 - 07:15 am »

Tis a small sacrifice Raven  

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« Reply #16 on: Mon 8 February, 2010 - 08:25 am »

certainly most of it, for now, could be easy peasy done on a ride-on

I want an electric-start type one, bugger this pulling and pulling s**t


I like mulching my lawn, keeps it nice and lush - luffly to walk on barefoot under a full moon on a cloudless night

I have a mulcher mower....(every now and then tho its good to do a catcher mow...for compost and for the lawns sake and to stop the clippings being traipsed inside on little feet) but yup it be very good for lawns.
I have a bung back also and this thing is a piece of piss to start. My last mower would damn well bite when you started it and fair rip your arm outta its socket in the process..(and still not start)

This one.. you prima it 3 times by pushing a little button.... pull the cord and wallah your away... its about 8 years old but starts in a jiff and doesnt throw the back,body or arm out.
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« Reply #17 on: Mon 8 February, 2010 - 08:26 am »

cool! what brand?


now I remember some of those arm-snapping starts
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« Reply #18 on: Mon 8 February, 2010 - 08:32 am »

cool! what brand?


now I remember some of those arm-snapping starts

It be a Briggs and Stratton...... 60 Intek Edge OHV..

And i aint gentle with it either.... charge it thru grass up to ya knees kinda gentle.

Arm snapping is a mean and nasty trick created by old mowers that want to retire me thinks.... nothing worse than pulling the cord..and your anticipating a long pull, so all the effort goes into it and you get all of about 2 inches thru the manouvre.

Then normally the foot ends up hurting to...from booting it.
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« Reply #19 on: Mon 8 February, 2010 - 08:40 am »

 Brought to you by dab   yep... and a broken toe for your troubles.. been there done that  eek
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« Reply #20 on: Mon 8 February, 2010 - 08:43 am »

nothing worse than pulling the cord..and your anticipating a long pull, so all the effort goes into it and you get all of about 2 inches thru the manouvre.

oh I'm sorry but 



now I'll behave  eek
yes, I have some of that grass - up to the hips by now now, if I had herbivorous dogs.... 
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« Reply #21 on: Mon 8 February, 2010 - 08:53 am »

I shouldn't have skited about how easily my mower started, as since then it's been taking 2 -3 pulls to start it, I think it's from when our garage was flooded in one of those downpours a few weeks back
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« Reply #22 on: Mon 8 February, 2010 - 09:00 am »

bugger! get the hairdryer on it?
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« Reply #23 on: Mon 8 February, 2010 - 09:03 am »

Nah, the motors hotter than a hairdryer, plus I have no hair therefore no hair dryer moving to a house with smaller lawns soon, so won't be such an issue, I'll just get a new one one day
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« Reply #24 on: Mon 8 February, 2010 - 09:04 am »

is a hairdryer not a required man-tool then? 
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« Reply #25 on: Mon 8 February, 2010 - 09:05 am »

Unless you're Fabio, no eek
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« Reply #26 on: Mon 8 February, 2010 - 09:11 am »

Fabio is in that grey area somewhere between man and woman
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« Reply #27 on: Mon 8 February, 2010 - 09:24 am »

Nah, the motors hotter than a hairdryer, plus I have no hair therefore no hair dryer

 eek      ignore
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« Reply #28 on: Mon 8 February, 2010 - 09:30 am »

Fabio is in that grey area somewhere between man and woman

Fabio  now there be a pretty boy if ever there was one.... nup dont smoke my tyres.

He'd be hard pressed to share his hairdryer with anyone..let alone know what a lawnmower even was...and god forbid should it get a bit of grease on it.
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« Reply #29 on: Mon 8 February, 2010 - 09:39 am »

his hair is probably insured, too 
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« Reply #30 on: Mon 8 February, 2010 - 09:45 am »

Nah, the motors hotter than a hairdryer, plus I have no hair therefore no hair dryer

 eek      ignore

you've seen my hairless head eek
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« Reply #31 on: Mon 22 February, 2010 - 12:55 pm »

 yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh I now have a brand new lawnmower!

I only had a small budget so went with a Cobra from Mitre 10, just the usual basic kind I guess.





can it stay in the box, all nice and shiny clean? 
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« Reply #32 on: Mon 22 February, 2010 - 01:02 pm »

Does it have a Briggs and Stratton though? eek
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« Reply #33 on: Mon 22 February, 2010 - 02:48 pm »

s'pose I should open the box and find out, huh? 
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« Reply #34 on: Mon 22 February, 2010 - 04:43 pm »

and is the catcher a decent size? nothing worse than only being able to do one strip and then have to empty it.
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« Reply #35 on: Tue 23 February, 2010 - 05:34 am »

hope it has a beerholder on the handle.
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« Reply #36 on: Tue 23 February, 2010 - 07:35 am »

  they should do aye, and probably somewhere to hang a towel to wipe away the sweat 
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« Reply #37 on: Thu 25 February, 2010 - 03:20 pm »

I can't believe you pansyarses think a 1/4 acre needs a ride-on... 
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« Reply #38 on: Thu 25 February, 2010 - 03:49 pm »

show some respect! a ride-on anything is necessary at their age  eek
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« Reply #39 on: Thu 25 February, 2010 - 05:43 pm »

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« Reply #40 on: Thu 25 February, 2010 - 08:20 pm »

I can't believe you pansyarses think a 1/4 acre needs a ride-on... 

It's a status thing, ask goober.
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« Reply #41 on: Fri 26 February, 2010 - 04:28 pm »

soo cited the lawnmower is no longer a virgin!     yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh


although, its already jiggled off a couple of nuts and a screw 
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