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Old 03-31-07, 11:19 AM
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Can I borrow your lawn mower?

Two weeks ago the grass just started to turn from brown to green. So I thought I'd make sure the lawn mower was in good shape. Sure enough would not start. Tried all the usual stuff, no luck. Took it in shop, says two-three weeks.

Well we have had a ton of rain. Yard is starting to look like a jungle. Called, will be another week as they are so busy! Now I'm scrambling trying to find someone to rent me a mower. Most of the folks in my neighborhood have their yard mowed by a service. Yea, I got a lawn person, MY 16 YEAR OLD who can't do it without a mower.

Guess I'll start calling around. Any ideas? Can I borrow yours?
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Ask the shop for a loaner? Call the lawn service and just ask for one mowing?
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"Lawn's done, man!"
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I actually have one of the old manual lawnmowers.
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Why not just use the service for a week?
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I second asking the shop for a loaner. They're not providing very good (meaning "quick") service IMO and should do what they can to accommodate you.
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I'd let you borrow mine, but it needs a trip to the shop, as well. I'll ask my neighbor if you can borrow his mower. I'll keep you posted...
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How much is overnight Fedex from Atlanta? Pay that and do an oil change and I'll send mine your way.
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My electric mower only needs me to plug it into an outlet. I handle manuvering the cord like a wild west cowboy with 20 years lasso expericence.
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Yea, I'm pissed at the shop. And they don't have loaners or rentals. Heck I was at Lowes today and they had a pretty decent mower on sale for like $160. About bought it. But in the end, I just rented one.

Funny story...my son and I went and got the mower in is crappy little p/u. I had not shaved in several days and had on a old torn t-shirt. As I unloaded the mower in the front drive and my son went in to change, a guy in a high end Infinity stopped ask me after I mowed the lawn at "this house" could I do his since his regular service didn't show. I asked what he paid. When he said $50-$60 I about took him up on it! Then I just laughed and said no. Then he turned red and said, "oh wait, you own this house!". He apologized all over himself. Heck, I didn't care. I about took him up on the offer!

Son is about finished with front as we speak. For a rental they had a lHonda Harmony. Seems like a nice mower.

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Honda is a Cadillac of walk-behind mowers.

I took mine out to get ready for the season, and it started first pull.
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Originally Posted by jonw9
Honda is a Cadillac of walk-behind mowers.

I took mine out to get ready for the season, and it started first pull.

Second pull on mine. This is only it's second year though so I hope it's that easy again in the future.
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Originally Posted by jonw9
Honda is a Cadillac of walk-behind mowers.

I took mine out to get ready for the season, and it started first pull.
Well I believe that was the problem with my mower, I left it out all winter. My bad.

But the Honda did a good job for us and the grass was still a little damp. My son did the back yard this morning and we took the mower back. Hopefully mine will be ready before next weekend.
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I'm so glad I bought a Honda mower 7 years ago. Starts every spring with no problems.
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Originally Posted by CinemaNut
My electric mower only needs me to plug it into an outlet. I handle manuvering the cord like a wild west cowboy with 20 years lasso expericence.
I did this for almost 10 years, never again, my mowing now is 1/3-1/2 the time with a gas mower. I don't miss all that niffy cord work, to the left, the right, swing it around, whip it back, etc.
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Originally Posted by jw2299
I'm so glad I bought a Honda mower 7 years ago. Starts every spring with no problems.
I talked my father into buying a Honda mower in about 1987-88, it still runs strong today and will start on the first or second pull. Nothing ever done to it but replaced the spark plug and air filter, sharpened and replaced blade as needed and it finally needed a new set of wheels after about 12 years.

My father is from that generation of people that are proud of a good looking lawn and doing it himself. I will never get that concept whooopie ditty doo, I can grow weeds, yeah for me.
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The Black and Decker cordless gets good reviews for being electric, but without the hassle of a cord.
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Originally Posted by CinemaNut
My electric mower only needs me to plug it into an outlet. I handle manuvering the cord like a wild west cowboy with 20 years lasso expericence.
Same here. If I ever break down and get an outdoor shed, I would probably get a gas mower.
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Originally Posted by mather
I did this for almost 10 years, never again, my mowing now is 1/3-1/2 the time with a gas mower. I don't miss all that niffy cord work, to the left, the right, swing it around, whip it back, etc.
I went FROM gas to eletric. Tired of pulling. Rather do the cord work
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Originally Posted by CinemaNut
I went FROM gas to eletric. Tired of pulling. Rather do the cord work

You could have gone electric start or just a good quality mower and pulling isn't an issue.

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