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  1. Swamp Donkey

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    Yeah I have an old craftsman mower with a Honda engine. It is a beast. Never a problem.

    Ive had nothing but trouble out of my riding lawnmower with a total piece of shyt Kohler engine. Its down about 1/3 of the time, including right now. I may just take tha mother effer to Lowes and burn it on the parking lot. Total piece of shyt.

    My next riding mower will have a Kawasaki or Honda no doubt.
     
  2. crosscreekcooter

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    To say I'm disappointed in your choice of lawncare equipment would be an understatement Brad. I fully expected to see something a little more "elite" like this.
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    • oxrageous

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      Reminds me of Frank in Cars.

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      • G 2

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        Or an army of those robot mowers.

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      • URGatorBait

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        That's definitely what Brad would have.
        Now that you've shown it to him, I wouldn't be surprised if he put in an order for 5 of those things :lol:
         
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          I'm really not mechanically inclined at all. If the mower isn't working, I have to take it to somebody to fix it. Given that, I'd rather have one that is less prone to fall apart.

          I got cute and bought a used mower before the new Honda. Damn things quit working after two mows. Sometimes I have to remind myself that there is also value in my time and convenience,
           
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          How do these work? Do they just go around randomly and have sensors for obstacles, or do they actually have a GPS system that would direct it to a pre-directed route? Modern day combines use GPS and you pretty much sit back and let it go.
           
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          No clue. I just googled a pic for Brad. I know Roomba's which are robot vacuums do the first. Don't know if it would work for yards too since it is usually a much larger area.
           
        • bradgator2

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          :lol:

          Of course I have looked into them. But it really wouldn't work for my yard. They've REALLY come down in price though. Battery performance maybe. 5 years ago they were $10,000. Now the best ones are like $2500.

          http://gardenlanddirect.com/husqvar...s-3-4-acres/?gclid=CM29gt_5wc4CFdVZhgodKKgCqw
           
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          Everything is Included
          The Landroid comes with everything you need to install and run your Landroid. The Charging Base plugs into your standard outlet and charges the Landroid within 45 minutes. The Landroid includes 590 feet of perimeter wire to create a perimeter around your yard. You can either create a small trench and bury the wire or use the 200 installation pegs and allow the grass to grow over the wire that sits on top of the ground. The Landroid even comes with 9 replacement blades (3 sets of 3), so you are ready to go when it is time to replace them.
           
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            What happens if the dog is asleep in the front yard.
             
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            Unless the dog is deaf, I doubt it'd be a problem. My dog can hear a squirrel fart half a mile away.
             
            • Durty South Swamp

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              Between this and the attic thread you aren't doing yourself any favors :lol:
               
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                I've run through quite a few different lawn mowers. My last one was a Toro one pull start and didn't work after the 10th time or so. I have it to Goodwill. I'm back to a trusty Honda lawnmower. My last one lasted about 10 years. My new one is awesome. I'll never stray again.
                 
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                • Durty South Swamp

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                  I have a Troy bilt with a one pull Briggs engine. Have had it 4 years and it gets a lot of work. I have a large yard and am meticulous about the lawn. Thing runs like a dream.

                  Couple simple tricks to make them last for years.
                  1) if possible, only run non ethanol in your mower. The gas won't gel and clog the carbs if you use non ethanol.

                  2) at the end of the season, drain the tank. Just tip the mower over and get the gas out. Then put a few ozs of fuel stabilizer like stabil or seafoam in it and run it till it dies on its own. If you have a safety lever, use a zip tie or just suck it up for 5 mins.

                  Doing this will keep it cranking every time. If you can't run non eth, don't allow the gas to sit in the mower more than 3 weeks. And don't use gas that's more than a month old.
                   
                  • GatorJ

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                    Get a Honda and you don't have to do any of that.
                     
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                  • oxrageous

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                    Get a lawn guy and you don't have to do a damn thing. :crazy:

                    I stopped the lunacy of sweating my ass off mowing my own lawn years ago.
                     

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