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5/13/14 @ 8:59 PM
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One shot one kill
One shot one kill
MEMBER since 8/12/02
Well the old one has died , but it did the job for 12- 15 years so who's complaining . But now the hunt begins . I am looking for a self propelled that is a mulcher - bagger . I would like to stay about 300 $ . Last one was a Craftsman . Know I do not want a MTD or other cheap brand . Craftsman, Toro ? Ideas, pros , cons . Let's hear em guys . Thanks .
Edited on 5/13/14 9:00 PM
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3/25/19 @ 3:45 PM
FullDraw05
FullDraw05
USER since 10/10/17
Is there one over the other you guys would recommend for an intermediate hill? It's about 1/4 acre, slope at it's worst spot is roughly 35-45 degrees i'd estimate? Or is it more key the way you cut than the actual machine itself? I was looking at one of the new Husqvarna -- 724CC hydrostatic transmission.. 46".. any suggestions?

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3/25/19 @ 3:10 PM
Coolhog
Coolhog
USER since 10/7/18

Toro all the way......got one last year with the Honda engine....last one went 20yrs and was still going strong when I sold it..,.

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3/25/19 @ 10:28 AM
Prop
Prop
USER since 4/9/03

I have owned nothing but Deere riders. Have a 20 year old 325 I keep at the lake. Had a zero turn for while when I mowed 3 acres. Loved that thing could mow it in an hour.  I just moved and bought a 335 for our half acre lot. Went with the 335 instead of the 325 to get the Kawasaki engine vs briggs. Agree with JD back up and mow. Simple 10 second job replacement wire eliminated that. 

Edited on 3/25/19 10:30 AM
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3/25/19 @ 10:07 AM
sheephead
sheephead
USER since 2/8/17

Bought a new rider last year. I was going to get a John Deere but really like the features of the Simplicity that I bought. Did not like the system on the Deere for backing up and mowing. This is my 2nd simplicity rider and have been very happy. I also get the snowblower to mount on the front and it works very good. Easy to take deck off and blower on.  I have never been a fan of box store equipment. I prefer to buy from a dealer. I feel you get better quality and a person to service if needed.

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3/25/19 @ 7:44 AM
duckdog
duckdog
USER since 1/24/02

Dose anyone have any comments on a new riding lawn mower. I have about one acre to mow.The rider has to get in and out of two ditches.Mine has died after 19 years.

Edited on 3/25/19 2:55 PM
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3/24/19 @ 2:59 PM
beachcomber II
beachcomber II
USER since 12/7/13

JJ my wife was the same way last year when i bought a new one. ikept repairing the old one for about 5 years after every couple cuttings. she thought i was going to buy one at a rummage or estate sail cheep somewhere.

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3/24/19 @ 2:11 PM
jawjerker
jawjerker
USER since 1/14/02

Needed to replace the Craftsman self propelled this year, just bought a new self propelled Toro at Home Depot. 22" cut with the high back wheels and 6.75 hp engine. Not a fan of bagging grass so I had to have the side discharge option which this does. $309.00

Wife is in shock that I spent money

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9/27/18 @ 3:53 PM
river_chaser
river_chaser
USER since 10/3/12

M99 pretty much stick with a brand that has a service shop nearby so your not driving 30 miles for parts or repairs.  Ive got a cub cadet for past 8 years  and its treating me well.  People like their john deers too.

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9/27/18 @ 1:01 PM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
USER since 12/22/04

Had a rider craftsman that was 20 years old and bought another.  Reliable machine, but the mulch function does work as well as my neighbor who has simplicity.  

Edited on 9/27/18 1:02 PM
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9/27/18 @ 12:47 PM
fishnhunt14
fishnhunt14
USER since 4/17/07
I'm a big fan of Toro for push mowers, not sure if they make riders though. For push mowers they are the most reliable and easiest starting mower I've used.  The self-propelled works great on them too.

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