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 Post subject: Lawn mower
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Need a new lawn mower. Anyone got one they'd like to sell?

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 Post subject: Re: Lawn mower
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 8:34 pm 
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I have a teenage nephew willing to push a lawnmower for money, will that help?

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 Post subject: Re: Lawn mower
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:25 am 
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Yea Zip, you'll probably have more luck buying one of the machines than a person. Although, MJ does seem quite willing to sell his nephew... :think:


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 Post subject: Re: Lawn mower
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 9:05 am 
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I just bought a self -propelled jobber twas front-wheel drive and it broke after two uses. Brought it back to Lowes spent $40 more got rear wheel drive, much better mower. Lesson learned: stay away from front wheel drive self-prop mowers.


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 Post subject: Re: Lawn mower
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 9:12 am 
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both of mine have been front wheel and both transmissions have failed. seems to be the norm. my yard would be better suited to one of those rear wheel drive jobbies with the oversized rear wheels, but would consider a front wheel depending on manufacturer. going the c'list route too, but thought i'd check with the discap community first.

and jw, will keep the offer in mind if i either grow lazy or need some additional help at any point. would he be interested in doing leaf cleanup come autumn?

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 Post subject: Re: Lawn mower
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 9:28 am 
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front wheel drive would be fine if you yard is totally flat. If you have any elevation its a bad idea too much stress on the small drive train.


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 Post subject: Re: Lawn mower
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 9:32 am 
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btw both mowers are Husqvarna first one had a Honda engine for some reason 2nd one Briggs. New one works like a champ.


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 Post subject: Re: Lawn mower
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:57 am 
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figured since there is already a "lawn mower" thread....

What does anybody do with their lawn mower oil if/when you change it... probably the same as your auto oil. I have always paid someone to do my auto oil changes so... I have no idea what to do with the oil (that is "proper")

appreciate anybody's knowledge on the matter


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 Post subject: Re: Lawn mower
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:44 pm 
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Take to jiffy lube or auto parts store.
They usually take it.
Might be a small fee.

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 Post subject: Re: Lawn mower
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:35 pm 
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I'm pretty sure its a state law that shops and garages have to accept used oil. I have no source on that, but I've done it before.


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 Post subject: Re: Lawn mower
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:28 pm 
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glad you posted.. reminded me to follow up.

Advance auto parts (first place i called) takes all oil. they don't even care about container because they'll take the oil and you keep your container (per phone call). i brought in a capped "reused" water bottle and they guy said "you want the bottle back?" i said "no" and it was done.

in case anyone else is interested... i could NOT get my mower to run. It would turn over quite aggressively after i changed filter, plug, oil and fresh gas.... I had replaced (i thought) everything. turns out the carburetor (sp?) had (among other things) "gunk" in it. I took it, the "bowl" out (after swimming in gasoline with my hands - i DID empty the gas tank with a pump first!), cleaned the bolt with the hole in it by blowing throw it with my mouth (slightly questionable undertaking). The bowl itself had a bunch of what looked like fish food floating around in it which i dumped. ANd now the mower sounds like a champion. the dang rain just needs to subside so i can cut my jungle lawn

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 Post subject: Re: Lawn mower
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:23 am 
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Sounds like you're becoming quite the homeowner.

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