1st Post, help selecting lawn mower
Hi All, new here.
When I was a little kid my dad had a snapper self-propelled mower with a briggs and stratton engine on it. It had a bag, a real throttle and a speed control. I don't know what happened but I remember one day he said we were going shopping for an engine. I remember we bought a honda engine and he put it on the mower and I spent the rest of my years at home mowing with that thing. It ran and ran until I grew up and long since moved out. It still runs but knocks now.
What could I buy nowdays that would be like that? I bought a cheapie lawboy from walmart and the thing wouldn't start after one mowing, took it back and got another one, it lasted two mowings. I finally gave up on those green things and thought I'd go get a good used mower. I was in a hurry and went to a pawn shop and bought a 20" craftsman push mower with a Briggs engine on it. I thought it was going to be the ticket for a long time but it started getting harder and harder to start and then the starter broke and I went to the shop and a new one is about $45.
What is a real good lawnmower that will last a long time? It doesn't have to have a bunch of fancy bells and whistles. Self propelled would be okay, but I don't even mind pushing the thing, I would just like it to start when I want to mow the lawn. What should I be looking for, where and how much for something that works and lasts?