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      05-26-2020, 03:20 PM   #89
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Thanks. I'll look at EGO stuff
Home depot deal of the day today... just sayin.

21" mower for $250 and has a bunch of the other tools for sale today as well

https://www.homedepot.com/SpecialBuy/SpecialBuyOfTheDay
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Hoping to move to a house soon. Will probably need to purchase lawnmower right away and all other stuff later as well. Any recommendations? I was looking at zero-turn mowers....lot is like 0.8 acres
Kobalt electric mower w/battery pack. I will NEVER go back to gas.
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      05-27-2020, 06:06 PM   #91
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My first lawn tractor....

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I have 10,000 ft2 in the front and 8,000 ft2 in the back of grass to cut....using a 21 inch mower "doesn't cut it"....purchased a new John Deere E120 with 42 inch cutting deck and a V-twin 20 HP engine with iron sleeves and positive pressure lubrication system.
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I have 10,000 ft2 in the front and 8,000 ft2 in the back of grass to cut....using a 21 inch mower "doesn't cut it"....purchased a new John Deere E120 with 42 inch cutting deck and a V-twin 20 HP engine with iron sleeves and positive pressure lubrication system.
It's very cute.
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I have 10,000 ft2 in the front and 8,000 ft2 in the back of grass to cut....using a 21 inch mower "doesn't cut it"....purchased a new John Deere E120 with 42 inch cutting deck and a V-twin 20 HP engine with iron sleeves and positive pressure lubrication system.
That lawn tractor is just too clean.
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That lawn tractor is just too clean.
It's maiden voyage was yesterday....I didn't drive it through the fence

Took the yard blower and blew off all the clippings and then connected the cutting deck water wash and set the deck to it's lowest setting and engaged the cutting blades....

It was waxed and black plastic treated with Mother's product before it's maiden voyage.

Will keep it looking and running like new.
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It's maiden voyage was yesterday....I didn't drive it through the fence

Took the yard blower and blew off all the clippings and then connected the cutting deck water wash and set the deck to it's lowest setting and engaged the cutting blades....

It was waxed and black plastic treated with Mother's product before it's maiden voyage.

Will keep it looking and running like new.
Just so you know, the washout connection is not effective for long term care of the mower deck. Make sure you visually check it once a month or so to ensure it is not getting clogged up. Also clean it at the end of the season by hand.

And I waxed my lawn tractors as well. They cut a lot better when they are shiny.
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Just so you know, the washout connection is not effective for long term care of the mower deck. Make sure you visually check it once a month or so to ensure it is not getting clogged up. Also clean it at the end of the season by hand.

And I waxed my lawn tractors as well. They cut a lot better when they are shiny.


I did that for the first year. Now it's been sitting outside for 3 years. The rain keeps it clean .
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A clean lawn mower. Imagine that!
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So previous owner now wants to sell me his used stuff. Says both were serviced yearly.

Craftsman 247.886910 26” 2-stage snow blower. Made by MTD $300
Craftsman 917.289221 Lawn Tractor 21Hp 42” Made with Husqvarna partnership $625 (includes few accesories) < dont know when he purchased it. looks like 2010 model with Briggs & Stratton 1-cylinder
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Does the lawn tractor have an hour meter? Sears lists it as optional for that model.
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$750 for the pair. Saves him moving them.
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      06-02-2020, 12:32 PM   #101
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Does the lawn tractor have an hour meter? Sears lists it as optional for that model.
I dont think it does. The seller or real estate agent are being way to difficult on everything. I asked to meet the seller, look at shit he's selling and ask few house questions and so far agent doesn't want me anywhere close to seller.
My real estate agent said it a normal real estate practice, but it makes zero sense for me
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I'd pass in that case. Too much stuff could be wrong with them and those prices aren't great. If you want them, then offer $500 for both. Then if they suck, you can sell them on Craigslist.
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Finally arranged to check all that shit and meet with house owner for a small talk
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Planning on buying that snow blower from him for 300 and will deal with lawn situation later. Owner said takes him about 1 hour to do lawn or can pay $45 to landscapers. Maybe ill get lucky and he leaves lawnmower for free

Ps. It doesn't have hour meter so who knows how old that thing is
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Been meaning to respond for a while but been busy...

Lawn tractor: Deere X354. Bought brand new but a prior year model at a substantial discount. I have about .7acre of yard to mow. I'll likely use a mod kit to improve the transaxel. Got a 42" deck but mainly because I didnt have a lot of storage space. Sometimes wish I had a zero turn.

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What'd the OP end up deciding on?
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After 15 years of cobbling together broken lawn tractors, I threw in the towel and hired a lawn service last year. You can't put a price on sleeping in on weekends instead of dreading mowing the lawn...well, you can and for us it is $35 every two weeks.....
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I dont know the prices yet. Will ask previous owner who he used and what he paid. Although I think he cut grass himself with Craftsman tractor. For 40-50 bucks every 2 weeks, I can probably afford that, if its 100+ then I am not sure
Yes, or ask the neighbors who they use, unless you enjoy yard work (some people do I guess) its pretty cheap to have the grass mowed. Then you don't have to store the mower (I hate the space they take up), and deal with it.

For blowers I have a DeWalt electric and its is perfect for my purposes, a good gas blower will have more power and will obviously run as long as you put gas in it, but they can be a bit temperamental, and noisy, and you have to deal with premix.

I used to love premix (for dirt bikes and such), now its just a pain...getting old.
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Guatemalans. $100 / mo. including hedge trims and Round Up treatments. Extra $100 + Burger King gift cards for Christmas. Extra for tree trims. I do the weeds, fertilizer, and pest control myself.
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soon i will be in this thread, getting all tips for lawncare, tools and equipment.
it might be too cold in Nov/Dec to start
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soon i will be in this thread, getting all tips for lawncare, tools and equipment.
it might be too cold in Nov/Dec to start
Most lawn services in our area convert to snow plowing for the winter. One stop shopping, with the bonus of never getting cold fingers from shoveling/blowing snow or having to carry a smelly can of gasoline in your car.....
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