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Question DetailsAsked on 8/31/2013

what is the best walk behind power propelled lawn mower for a reasonable price?

We have about an 3/4 acre of grass. I have used craftsman for many years, anything better in similar price range.

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I would not knock Craftsman hand or power tools - I have a garage full of them, most 30-50 years old.

I don't know that it is better but is a bit cheaper - I have always had excellent results with Murray Manufacturing (previously Murray Ohio, now part of Briggs and Stratton Yard Power line) mowers - sold at many lumber yards, WalMart, KMart, etc.

You can get a 22" self propelled with bagging, discharge, and mulching capabilities for about $230-275 at WalMart depending on time of year, versus the $300-350 for Sears equivalent. I like them because they just go - I never have to drain fuel tank or winterize (even though ours goes to -20F yearly in storage) and always starts on first or second pull even right out of winter storage thanks to the Briggs & Stratton 4 cycle engine, and I get 20 years+ out of one with no more maintenance than oil changes every 3 years or so and blade sharpening. Never even had to change a spark plug.

If you are after a larger one then I would say a Sears with Briggs and Stratton engine - unfortunately, it appears a wide-cut mower jumps you right up to the 30-33 inch class from 22 inch regardless of brand, and from $300-350 to $1100+ - so depends on how much walking you want to avoid. At that price, you are starting to get into the small rider mower prices.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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