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    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    I know exactly the mower you are describing and have been told, it is of lower quality than a Craftsman. John Deere is pretty much slapping their name on a crappy mower, they don't make it. If you look at that mower closely it gives you a delicate feeling, even if you compare it to the other house brands at Home Depot. I can't stress how negative the perception is of that mower.
    Yes, that is exactly the case. The mower says John Deere because Home Depot and Lowe's want to sell inexpensive mowers with name recognition. Those mowers really should be an embarrassment to the brand.

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    field turf.
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    I assume you're kidding jpup, but that is expensive stuff. But if one followed the "less grass" route...... (it's crossed my mind)
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    There are a couple "lawns" near here that are 100% rock gardens.
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    Weeding and grooming gardens is harder than mowing. Riding mowers are fun. Grab a cold drink and some tunes and go flake out on the rider for an hour.
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    Jax, take a trip to a dealer of some sort in your area that sells lawnmowers. Check your yellow pages, then go try to drive some of them before you purchase anything. I think that given the size of your yard if you had a zero turn mower you could accomplish the whole thing in less than 20 minutes very easily. Plus zero turn mowers are actually fun to drive. It is like the difference between Barry Sanders and Mike Alstott.
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    Re: Riding Mower - The answer?

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    Yes, that is exactly the case. The mower says John Deere because Home Depot and Lowe's want to sell inexpensive mowers with name recognition. Those mowers really should be an embarrassment to the brand.

    In the end, you get what you pay for.
    I agree with what you're saying to a degree because I'm the guy who needed a riding mower (I have an acre) and went out and bought a Sears "This is piece of Crap Man".

    But I have two neighbors that have John Deere's, and they are far superior mowers to the Craftsman, Murray, and other "generic" mowers found at Lowes, Home Depot, etc.

    My next one will be a zero radius. I got friends that do lawn car, and really drive the heck out of them, and they brag on their Dixons. But they say get one with a Honda motor. You can get a 52" cut for under 4 grand. That may seem a little expensive to some; but from what I've researched, they really last and are very durable.

    Now another nieghbor has a Toro zero radius (42" cut), and paid around $2400 for it. Toro bought out Workhorse several years ago (which made one heck of a mower). I like his Toro because everything is very accessible if/when you need to service it.
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    14 years and Loews rider still cutting fine and I use it as if it was an all terrain vehicle on banks, up and down hills, rough uneven ground etc. A real mad man on a rider.

    Grew up using Deer though, nothing like a good Deer.

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    Re: Riding Mower - The answer?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    I agree with what you're saying to a degree because I'm the guy who needed a riding mower (I have an acre) and went out and bought a Sears "This is piece of Crap Man".

    But I have two neighbors that have John Deere's, and they are far superior mowers to the Craftsman, Murray, and other "generic" mowers found at Lowes, Home Depot, etc.

    My next one will be a zero radius. I got friends that do lawn car, and really drive the heck out of them, and they brag on their Dixons. But they say get one with a Honda motor. You can get a 52" cut for under 4 grand. That may seem a little expensive to some; but from what I've researched, they really last and are very durable.

    Now another nieghbor has a Toro zero radius (42" cut), and paid around $2400 for it. Toro bought out Workhorse several years ago (which made one heck of a mower). I like his Toro because everything is very accessible if/when you need to service it.
    Dixon would be a good choice Jax.

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