Lawnmower?

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Lawnmower?

Post by The Prince Of Darkness » Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:46 am

To celebrate my return home after 6 months away, I have decided to buy my wife a lawnmower so she can keep the grass looking nice. My "old" one blew up yesterday she just informed me.

My garden size is modest - I don't need a ride on.

Any advice - I was considering a used petrol one.
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Re: Lawmower?

Post by bigchief » Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:51 am

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Re: Lawmower?

Post by muhnkee_2 » Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:53 am

your wife is living in the past dude, its time to move intot he 21st century. no one mows their own lawn anymore:
http://www.jimsmowing.co.uk/
i am a bit biased as this one of the most successful franchises ever - some bloke called jim noticed a hole in the market and made millions out of it - now includes jims ironing, jims dog washing, if only it had jims HR book writing!
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Re: Lawmower?

Post by bigchief » Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:56 am

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Re: Lawmower?

Post by Jim B » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:05 am

I don't know what "modest" means in England, but if it means what it does elsewhere (200-400 square metres), I'd suggest electric - here, you can buy something called a "FlyMo", which is cheap, simple, effective, and easy to use. Doesn't work as easily or well on long grass (not much does, except a bushfire), but if you are mowing regularly, very low maintenance and easy to use. Mowing over the power cable in not advised(but entertaining to watch).

Used petrol mowers are usually a bit sus. I'd go for a new four=stroke if you want petrol.

Oh - advice from SAP people on lawnmowers? Why don't you ask your local priest? He won't know any more, but the exorcism might be fun.

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Re: Lawnmower?

Post by m@t » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:08 am

Definitely petrol. Using a standard flymo it took an hour to do our lawn. With a small petrol, it's done in 20 minutes. And it handles wet long grass with no dififculty.

My neigbour went electric after years of petrol. After 6 months he bought a petrol!

But do get a new one.

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Re: Lawnmower?

Post by Jim B » Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:28 am

Yeah - hadn't thought enough about the climate. Flymos are not good on dense wet grass. We don't get that here, often. Go the petrol, but I'd still recommend four-stroke.

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Re: Lawnmower?

Post by The Prince Of Darkness » Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:33 am

I'm thinking about this one (brand new)
http://www.thegreenreaper.co.uk/showdetails.asp?id=1822

I found it for £119
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Re: Lawnmower?

Post by m@t » Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:11 am

No - get the self propelled one. It really is worth the extra cost.

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Re: Lawnmower?

Post by bgamble » Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:38 am

m@t wrote:No - get the self propelled one. It really is worth the extra cost.

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If the wife is pushing it, why spend the extra money. Might work a few pounds off her

get her one of these
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Re: Lawnmower?

Post by Willie 3 » Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:38 pm

Hi,

why not ask the Countess to roughen up the lawn once in a while with her new Impreza?
In between the misses can have a cup of tea.

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Re: Lawnmower?

Post by swright » Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:41 pm

get a goat, or a sheep if you want a side business for the Spanish SapFans.
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Re: Lawnmower?

Post by thx4allthefish » Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:42 pm

swright wrote:get a goat, or a sheep if you want a side business for the Spanish SapFans.
and a good meal ... and milk ... and fur ... and someone to bite your a$$ for no obvious reason :?
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Re: Lawnmower?

Post by swright » Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:54 pm

fish, your description makes it sound like an ideal solution for many memebers of this forum.
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Re: Lawnmower?

Post by thx4allthefish » Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:58 pm

sandi, i suggest we import a couple of thousand of these to SDN 8)
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