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Offline rayke1938

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Self Propelled Mower advice
« on: Fri 20 Oct 08:51 2017 »
 After some advice re self propelled mowers I am having difficulty mowing the grass finding the current mower too heavy to push uphill and thinking of getting a self propelled mower.
Only have a 26 perch block but the front is a bit steep.
 I have tried a toro personal pace 21 inch one and the automatic drive does not work uphill unless i walk fast so i have to look at others in either 18 or 21 inch cut.
Not interested in electric or rideons.
Anyone have any experience/advice re the chinese imports that sell for between $300 to $400.
Cheers
Ray

Or anyone have one for sale?budget to $400

My other option is just to pay someone to mow but that will cut into my fishing budget.

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Re: Self Propelled Mower advice
« Reply #1 on: Fri 20 Oct 14:43 2017 »
Aldi have a self propelled mower for $399 at the moment.

I have a Honda two speed but my wife still pushes it, wont use the drive - go figure.
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Re: Self Propelled Mower advice
« Reply #2 on: Fri 20 Oct 15:30 2017 »
Aldi have a self propelled mower for $399 at the moment.

I have a Honda two speed but my wife still pushes it, wont use the drive - go figure.
I bought a selfie when I came to bribie 4 years ago for the same reason as yourself,On line around $300 I thought I'd take a chance with a bit of Chinese crap,it turned up in a week or so it was German made Alco 4 stroke comfortable single speed has not missed a beat and I mow a big lawn up and down hill as well.
I'll have a look and see if there's anything equivalent about.
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    Offline rayke1938

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    Re: Self Propelled Mower advice
    « Reply #3 on: Fri 20 Oct 16:18 2017 »
    Aldi ones sold out last week. Bunnings have a similar one with key start for $388.
    Cheers
    Ray


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    Re: Self Propelled Mower advice
    « Reply #4 on: Fri 20 Oct 16:45 2017 »
    Aldi Beenleigh had some yesterday.
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    Re: Self Propelled Mower advice
    « Reply #5 on: Mon 23 Oct 13:13 2017 »
    Costco had some $449.99 last week.

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    Re: Self Propelled Mower advice
    « Reply #6 on: Wed 25 Oct 21:30 2017 »
    Hi Ray,

      I know not in budget but I have a Toro personal pace, the best mower I have
    ever had as a push mower, it goes as fast as you walk not a fixed speed, I have
    had mine for nearly 17 years and never missed a beat.

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    Re: Self Propelled Mower advice
    « Reply #7 on: Thu 26 Oct 05:10 2017 »
    Hi,
    Check out the Weekend Shopper section for 20 inch self propelled mower.
    Bought one about 12 months ago and works like a treat. Yes Chinese but no problems.
    Bought one for my son as a present and he has had no problems also.
    At $350 a bargain.
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    Re: Self Propelled Mower advice
    « Reply #8 on: Thu 26 Oct 11:14 2017 »
    Also keep an eye out for American import Honda self propelled.
    My old man has one and he thinks the self mulching function works really well.

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    Re: Self Propelled Mower advice
    « Reply #9 on: Fri 27 Oct 07:03 2017 »
    Tried a used toro and it was very heavy to maneuver and the one i tried did not want to self propel up a slight rise.
    Missed out on the aldi ones.
    Poor reviews on most to the chinese ones mainly a lot on availability of parts and finding someone to service them
    The 3 speed hondas sounded ok but way out of my price range
    Went to have a look at a chinese one at Bunnings and got talked into a ryobi one that was only $1 dearer at $389 and has a 2 year replacement warranty.
    Was told that you could adjust the drive speed similarly as the toro but that is incorrect the drive is either on or off and it moves along at a brisk walking space which is too fast for my wonky knee and hip.
    Cheers
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    Re: Self Propelled Mower advice
    « Reply #10 on: Fri 27 Oct 18:21 2017 »
    It should be a new decky requirement that they now mow your lawn first n if they do a good job then they can go in the boat.
    Looking forward to the next trip

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    Re: Self Propelled Mower advice
    « Reply #11 on: Sun 12 Nov 14:03 2017 »
    Aldi has them on sale 18 Nov for $349. 21 inch 4 stroke. With mulching function.


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    Re: Self Propelled Mower advice
    « Reply #12 on: Sun 12 Nov 14:57 2017 »
    Now happy with ryobi one cuts great and catcher is very efficient i push it downhill anduse self propuslion for uphill.
    Cheers
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    Re: Self Propelled Mower advice
    « Reply #13 on: Mon 13 Nov 10:20 2017 »
    Now happy with ryobi one cuts great and catcher is very efficient i push it downhill anduse self propuslion for uphill.
    Cheers
    Ray
    Rayke, Im looking at getting one too. Did you get the 175cc or the 190cc model? Assume that the self propelling option can be switched on or off?
    Thanks
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    Re: Self Propelled Mower advice
    « Reply #14 on: Mon 13 Nov 15:59 2017 »
    175cc model you engage the self propulsing by pushing a cross bar on the handle.
    Cheers
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