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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:23 pm

Homeowners what do you have for a lawn mower and how much yard do you have.

I will be needing to buy a mower next month. We have 1.2 acres to mow and a decent amount of slope. Pretty certain I'll be getting this riding mower.

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Postby Tyler » Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:52 pm

Holy that's a huge lot. Is that common out there? Are you in town or on an acreage? Most town lots here are 0.2 acres.

I have a super old self propelled push.

That rider looks nice and a fair price (starting) at $1,500
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Postby Sarah » Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:53 pm

It's not super common in our town, most are .25-.5 an acre. But the more rural towns are normally at least an acre. We got lucky with the giant lot :)
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:01 pm

We are in a subdivision and each lot is roughly an acre. We love it because we have neighbors, but we are far enough away to not get in each other's way.

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Postby Tyler » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:33 pm

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Postby Tyler » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:27 pm

You have that entire corner? That is huge! Shed out back for the mower? Looks like your roads don't have much traffic either. Awesome location, I'm jealous.
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:41 pm

Tyler wrote:You have that entire corner? That is huge! Shed out back for the mower? Looks like your roads don't have much traffic either. Awesome location, I'm jealous.

Yeah it's a great location. It's about 15 minutes further from Portland area than we originally wanted, but we are glad to make that compromise.
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Postby wags83 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:02 pm

Oh man, you got a damn football field on the side of your house.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:05 pm

I zoomed out...you are right by a huge lake AND THE OCEAN! How worried are you about tidal waves?
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:10 pm

Tyler wrote:I zoomed out...you are right by a huge lake AND THE OCEAN! How worried are you about tidal waves?

We have to get tidal wave insurance for sure. And cloud insurance cant forget that one.


We are actually close to mountains also so landslides are possible.

And there was an earthquake when I first moved here. I really dont know why I'm living in such a dangerous state!
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Postby DannyFanny » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:43 pm

bmyoungs wrote:
Tyler wrote:I zoomed out...you are right by a huge lake AND THE OCEAN! How worried are you about tidal waves?

We have to get tidal wave insurance for sure. And cloud insurance cant forget that one.


We are actually close to mountains also so landslides are possible.

And there was an earthquake when I first moved here. I really dont know why I'm living in such a dangerous state!



I was going to make a comment saying at least you don't have land sharks. But Maine most certainly does. You should get Bear Insurance too.

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Postby cwilkins88 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:07 pm

I have .3 acres and have a cub cadet push mower. I love it
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Postby Sarah » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:19 am

DannyFanny wrote:
bmyoungs wrote:
Tyler wrote:I zoomed out...you are right by a huge lake AND THE OCEAN! How worried are you about tidal waves?

We have to get tidal wave insurance for sure. And cloud insurance cant forget that one.


We are actually close to mountains also so landslides are possible.

And there was an earthquake when I first moved here. I really dont know why I'm living in such a dangerous state!



I was going to make a comment saying at least you don't have land sharks. But Maine most certainly does. You should get Bear Insurance too.

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Don't forget the moose insurance... Those things are vicious!
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Postby ejhartman91 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:33 am

I have a small yard, and family friends donated an older Toro self-propelled mower to me. I haven't yet used it but I've generally heard good things about Toro mowers. Here's this: http://thesweethome.com/reviews/best-lawnmower/

Also, I used to work for a mowing/landscaping company. They used scag riding mowers. Those are probably more expensive than you'll want, but I can tell you they rarely broke down. We had a Deere one once that seemed like it was broken down more often than we actually used it.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:10 am


My dad loves telling the story of his Honda.
He got it when my sister was like 5 (she's 30+ now) and the salesman told him it would last long enough for her to use it. He didn't believe that.
Cut to 25 years later...I am now the proud owner of that same mower. It has had 4+ owners over the years, but it still works almost as good as new - the self propel doesn't kick in until you push it a long a foot first. I am getting a free mower this summer so it may finally be retired after over 25 years of use.

TL;DR - Honda mowers last forever.
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Postby Blue Jackets » Thu May 12, 2016 7:09 am

How's the new rider?
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Postby bmyoungs » Thu May 12, 2016 7:36 am

Will update soon it's being delivered as I type, they are installing washer dryer. Mower is still on truck.

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Postby Tyler » Thu May 12, 2016 9:34 am

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Will update soon it's being delivered as I type, they are installing washer dryer. Mower is still on truck.

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And then you go and post the pic of the mower in the house thread. such a tease!
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