Electric lawn mowers?

bigfug

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There is a yard tool shop about 29th and portland that will hook you up with a good mower and not break the bank . Lady there will not sell crap she will not stand behind.... just understand she is blunt. Not rude just very matter of fact.

I'm assuming you mean NW 29th? Nothing on SW29th and Portland. Matter of fact, first place I think of on Portland is NW 10th, and thats Smith Farm and Garden.
 

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Never been a fan of Husqvarna engines. Make great power, but not built to last. Never have been, even in those screaming fast super-high compression motorcycle engines. Yeah, you might win on Saturday at the track but you'd have to rebuild on Sunday.

As much as I love the move to battery stuffs, buy a Honda. You don't have to spend $700, but those nexite models are supreme. Look for any other brand with a Honda motor on it. I have a Troy Bilt with the Honda 160 motor on it. Regular oil/filter changes, 100% phillips/conoco/shell gas, and constantly file sharpened blades she's been going strong for 13 years. When and if it does finally die, I'll suck it up and buy the high dollar dual blade nexite deck Honda 190. Buy once, cry once.

Newer Husky bikes are just rebranded KTM's. As far as the mowers go, you're right, but I will add a caveat. A quality mower with a Honda motor, otherwise the mower will fall apart around the motor. Friends black max was like $500, honda motor, but the wheels, wheel spindles/axles etc are all falling apart after 2-3 years with minimal mowing.
 

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You misread. I didn't say you needed a commercial mower. I said I thought buying a commercial mower for homeowner use was a waste. Specifically, I said that, and there is a massive difference in quality and price in commercial and a well built homeowner mower.

I've never seen a Husqvarna anything that I thought was built worth a crap.

Sorry about your mower. Again, maybe look for a nice, well built push mower at a pawn shop.

If I was short on money, and could only do it once, I wouldn't be buying an electric mower, but I'm not you. You're you.

Good luck in your quest.
You’re very right, I did misread.
check the spark arrestor.
Doesn’t have one anymore, I think the service shop removed it and didn’t replace it.

Dude…. Get a manual push reel mower. No batteries and no engine to deal with. Problem solved.

haha I had one of those, absolutely hated it.

update: bought a plug in electric push mower from Lowe’s for 180 bucks out the door. Cuts like a champ, it’s also the lightest mower I have ever used, but the extension cord deal is a nightmare. ESP considering I need a 100 footer to get the job done, maybe 150ft, and my only cord that fits the bill is a 100ft 10/3 cable. Weights more than the mower, and making sure I mow without running the cord over is time consuming and a royal pain in the butt. I’ll try it again in a few days when my grass needs cut, but I’m pretty sure it’s going back and getting traded for the Honda powered craftsman push job that’s $60 more.
I have to say, mowing with electric is neat, with it being so quiet. I feel like I’m pushing a fan around the yard.
 

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You’re very right, I did misread.

Doesn’t have one anymore, I think the service shop removed it and didn’t replace it.



haha I had one of those, absolutely hated it.

update: bought a plug in electric push mower from Lowe’s for 180 bucks out the door. Cuts like a champ, it’s also the lightest mower I have ever used, but the extension cord deal is a nightmare. ESP considering I need a 100 footer to get the job done, maybe 150ft, and my only cord that fits the bill is a 100ft 10/3 cable. Weights more than the mower, and making sure I mow without running the cord over is time consuming and a royal pain in the butt. I’ll try it again in a few days when my grass needs cut, but I’m pretty sure it’s going back and getting traded for the Honda powered craftsman push job that’s $60 more.
I have to say, mowing with electric is neat, with it being so quiet. I feel like I’m pushing a fan around the yard.

The trick to corded mowers is to start mowing close to the outlet and work out away from that. If the mower is like the ones we had years ago, the handle will "switch over" at the end of the "row" so one can be pushing again in the opposite direction. Also, be sure to tie the end of the cord to the handle so that it doesn't come unplugged at the mower.
 

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The trick to corded mowers is to start mowing close to the outlet and work out away from that. If the mower is like the ones we had years ago, the handle will "switch over" at the end of the "row" so one can be pushing again in the opposite direction. Also, be sure to tie the end of the cord to the handle so that it doesn't come unplugged at the mower.

My mom tried all those tricks when we had one of the first B&D electric mowers when I was a kid.
I still mowed that dang cord 4 times! (honest Mom, I don't know what happened...)
I still have that cord. It still works, but, if I use it for something that draws a lot of amps, the device will sometimes not run right cause the cord won't handle it.
I keep the cord mainly because my mom kept making me fix it and keep using it.
She wouldn't let me not mow...
 

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I'm assuming you mean NW 29th? Nothing on SW29th and Portland. Matter of fact, first place I think of on Portland is NW 10th, and thats Smith Farm and Garden.
Yep. Nw ... I knew what I meant lol
A_1 lawn mower shop 28th and north Portland
 

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I have a Honda commercial grade mower that is at least 20 years old or older and still going strong. However when I replace it I will go with electric simply because they require less maintenance and are super light weight compared to this heavy gas mower.
 

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I’ve got a push mower and a self propelled. I bought the cheapest push mower Lowe’s had when we moved into our barn to mow about a quarter acre right around the barn, and I use my little tractor and finish mower to mow and addition couple acres. I cleaned out my parent’s barn in 2019 when my Mom was selling their Oklahoma house, and I found a 90’s model Snapper self propelled that I had bought used in the early 2000’s. I know it hadn’t been run in at least 15 years, and I was going to scrap it. I ended up bringing it home and taking it to the Snapper dealer to see if it was worth repairing. I dropped it off, and before I got back home, they called to say it was ready. They dumped the old gas, replaced it with fresh, and changed the spark plug, and it fired right up. I actually rotated between the cheap push mower and the Snapper. The self propelled on that Snapper will go faster than I want to walk while mowing, and it cuts great.:thumb:
 

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The self propelled tech is where Toro has one up on everyone. The personal pace (or whatever it's called) is a brilliant, cheap, and effective piece of kit. It is designed to speed up and slow down based on how hard you're pushing the bar. No dials, no throttles, just walk at your own pace and it'll match it.
 

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The self propelled tech is where Toro has one up on everyone. The personal pace (or whatever it's called) is a brilliant, cheap, and effective piece of kit. It is designed to speed up and slow down based on how hard you're pushing the bar. No dials, no throttles, just walk at your own pace and it'll match it.

However, once you get accustomed to that type control, there are some oh sh** moments when you switch to a Honda with the handle to engage self propelled. Had several near misses until I reprogrammed the brain.
 
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