Lawn Mower Recommendations?
We just fired the landscaping company. They haven't been doing good by us for awhile now. So, its time to buy a lawn mower.
I used to own a mower a number of years ago. I cannot remember the brand, but it was supposedly "self propelled" although I always felt like I was going to have a heart attack after pushing the thing like it was a broken down car.
Anyway, I live in south florida and we have that st augustine grass. Plus we live on a bit of an incline. so mowing can start to get difficult at times. So, this time I want a GOOD self propelled mower that doesn't make me feel like I have one foot in the grave after mowing the yard.
Some friends have recommended Honda mowers, as supposedly their self propelled versions are very good. Plus I heard they mulch the grass nicely. I need to buy a mower this weekend...
Here are a few I am looking at:
Honda HRX217VKA $599
Honda HRX217HXA $699
Honda HRR216VKA $399
Here are my requirements:
1. I want something reliable that last for along time
2. Easy to start, my old mower sometimes required 10m of threatening before it started
3. Good mulching capability (not fond of bagging)
4. Powerful self-propelled wheels - I want to steer the mower, not train for the Olympics
5. Decent warranty
I dont mind spending up to $700 for the mower, as I am saving $$ from the fired landscaper and can recoupe the cost in about 7 months.
Any recommendation on any of these, or others I should take a look at?
I need to make the purchase this weekend, so your help is greatly appreciated!