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Lawnmower advice........
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My Toro Personal Pace 22 mower is 16 years old and still in action mowing about 2/3 acres of grass in PA. Maybe I got one of the good ones.
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Victa lawnmower https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victa_lawn_mower
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Toro used to be a good company but they tanked a decade or so ago.

We love our Cub Cadet! That thing is a beast! Other than this, we've not had a problem with it. But it is going to cost us a lot to have the transmission rebuilt and meanwhile, the grass grows...
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Quote:Victa lawnmower
Not just lawnmowers... https://www.google.com.au/search?q=victa...Bn0QsAQILQ

I got rid of my lawnmower years ago - brick paving and synthetic grass are far more sensible. Uses a lot less water, too.
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We have had a Craftsman mower for just over two years, and the self propelled feature decided to die. The warranty just ended and Sears now wants 180.00 bucks to repair.

My hubby can still push it just fine, but I find it difficult to push. So I guess if hubby wants help with the grass, he will have to consider a new mower. Grin
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(08-28-2016, 08:38 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: My Toro Personal Pace 22 mower is 16 years old and still in action mowing about 2/3 acres of grass in PA. Maybe I got one of the good ones.

Toro now has two different lines of Personal Pace lawn mowers - the one I have is the more expensive version (I paid $499 on sale, MSRP is $599) It's model 20381 Super Recycler 3-in-one and has better parts, an in-house 159cc OHV engine, aluminium deck. It has very good reviews and I've had mine for about 2 years now with no issues. It comes with a full 5 year warranty.

The other line of Personal Pace mowers has a steel deck, cheaper parts, and only a 2 year warranty.

There's a reason why folks are satisfied with the 5-year warranty version - Toro makes it to last so they don't have a lot of warranty work. That just isn't the case with their lower-end 2-year warranty models, IMO. My local Ace Hardware tells me that they stock parts for the lower-end versions out of necessity (they see a lot of them break down)... but they don't need to stock parts for the 5-year warranty versions - because they never seem to come back to the shop for repairs.


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I have done my own maintenance on the mower, including changing oil, filters, blades, wheels and rebuilding the self-propelled transmission. I have even replaced the ignition module. The drawings are all available online, and the components are not that complicated. I think I spent about $30 rebuilding the transmission myself, compared to a cost that would have made me consider a new mower through a dealer. As long as the engine is good, and the shaft is straight, a mower can be made to run a long time.
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I gave up on push mowers last year. I don't have the strength or stamina to push one for very long. Although that was before I was being treated for apnea so it might be different now. I still have it. A cheap electric mower. Wasn't self-propelled and yeah the cord was a hassle but didn't have to worry about gas/oil.

I have a 2006 snapper. Bought it used. Complete with beer.. err water bottle holder.

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Now I just need to figure out how to sharpen the blade.

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(08-29-2016, 04:00 PM)AlanE Wrote: I gave up on push mowers last year. I don't have the strength or stamina to push one for very long. Although that was before I was being treated for apnea so it might be different now. I still have it.

I am 66 and follow a self propelled walk behind. I figured out that it takes about 20 times back and forth to mow the 1/4 mile road side along on side of our property (not counting the yards). So, I get about a 5 mile walk in by mowing that once a week in growing season.

Doing that I have found has helped a lot with my breathing. A couple years ago I thought I had emphysema because I could only work doing most anything for 15 minutes and then had to sit and catch my breath for 15 minutes. Now, my wife and I walk a mile every morning and night and for 6 months I walk behind the mower once a week. I am no longer short of breath.

I strongly believe that moving is very important and refuse to get a riding mower - I understand some people have HUGE places to mow, but I would rather walk the 5 miles than ride it.
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Both my husband and I are 71 and we have about 1.3 acres to mow with many bushes and trees to mow around. A riding mower plus a walk behind mower is essential and then it takes us 4+ hrs to finish mowing. Hubby took the walk behind mower to the dealership and told him that Toro needs to get their s*** together. Dealer said he would fix it and maybe even do some metal work so that a guard can be placed around the choke lever to protect it from being bumped. Turns out, dealership has done a number of repairs to other mowers like ours.

We have a Simplicity riding mower that is good (so far). The Simplicity's predecessor was also a Simplicity and we had that one for 16 years with two minor repairs my husband did himself.
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