Lawn mower question for women only

tejas_ruthie(7)November 2, 2006


I spent 20 min two days ago trying to start an old lawnmower and almost ripped out my right shoulder doing it. Still suffering from it.

I need to know if any of you have found a push mower that is EASY, SUPER EASY to start. I love to mow the yard as it is my #1 exercise and I don't want to give it up. Besides it is one less thing my hubby has to do, if I can do it for him.

I know, a lot of the mowers SAY they are easy to start but I am a natural born skeptic and would rather hear it that it is easy to start from people like me.... not a salesperson.

Also I checked but alas, "easy for a woman to start" is not a category to filter by there :-)

Thank you in advance for any and all advice on my next mower! Y'all have a great day!


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I'm not a female but I found a mower that was easy to start. My wife has the same problem starting mowers sometimes. The mower engine that is the easiest starting I have ever come across is the Briggs and Stratton 6.5hp Intek Pro. As a test I let my 8 year old son and my wife try to start it and they both were able to do so. I can grab the starter rope and start it with just a flick of my wrist and lower arm. Not the massive yank that many other engines need sometimes. Shop for mowers with the Briggs and Stratton Intek Pro. Another alternative is to get an electric start model. Perhaps the Honda equipped Lawn-Boy in the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Electric start Lawn-Boy.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2006 at 9:47PM
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thank you for posting. My posting title was a little too sexist probably (ha).... I am so grateful you posted. I appreciate the input and will look into the B&S and electric start. After almost 30 yrs of typing on keyboards my fingers, wrists, elbows and shoulders cannot take the "yank" of the old fashioned mower anymore....

thanks again

    Bookmark   November 3, 2006 at 12:45PM
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wise_guy(NW MN)

The Briggs and Stratton "Touch-N-Mow" system uses a mechanical starter to start your engine. It is a pretty ingenious design.

Here's a webpage which explains the system:
Briggs and Stratton TNM

It is a nice system because it requires no battery to maintain and keep charged. When you let off the bail bar (kill handle), the engine inertia cranks the mechanical starter and thus winding up a spring. When you want to restart the engine, simply check that the Touch-N-Mow system is enabled, prime the engine, and close the bail bar. Voila! Engine started!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2006 at 1:43PM
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