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I need a lawn mower, prefer a 22 inch front wheel drive side discharge electric start or electric engine corded (biiig yard 2 acres no buildings ) and NOT made in china, don't care if its made in jerkisatania just as long as it's not made in china,
any suggestions?

riders are out, my back doesn't like the bouncy bouncy stuff and I have to have 3 days "off" after mowing if I use the rider, I'll sell half the land before I'll do that again
 

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Yeah!! you will have to look around, I agree about the China, We Purchased one from Home depot ,A Self Propelled Mower , it's is a Nightmare it was So Heavy, I had to remove the Battery for the Auto Start and Remove lots of Plastic and Gonna remove the Starter next, it's so heavy , I had to Dump lots of parts to lighten it up, and Adjust the Self Propelled system which was not working right, the Port for the Chute is to small and the grass jam's in the port , will never buy a china lawn mower again but you will have to go to a used Lawn mower place Since US don't make lawnmowers no more those jobs Laid off years ago.... if your looking for a good Chainsaw Stencle still makes the best US made stuff, every thing that made in china as power tools are just to heavy and Junky, and won't last,,

Snapper, Yard-Man, Cub Cadet, White Outdoor and MTD Pro, Craftsman, Husqvarna, Lawn Boy, American Lawn Mower, Ariens, and Scotts.

Beware that some lawn mowers promoted as Made in USA are merely Made in China and assembled in USA.
 

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My son-in-law bought a Honda last year that he is very satisfied with. He didn't get the electric start but it was an option. He is a mechanical engineer and he studied mowers for months. It will bag, side discharge or mulch. The amount it mulches is adjustable (really neat feature). The forward speed is adjustable to fit anyone.
 

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Any honda model will do a great job..... Your pocketbook is the only limiting factor...........!!!!!!;)
 

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I had an electric mower from Sears. I used to replace the motor every year. The motor they used was the same one that came in their washing machines. The bearings would be toast after a summer of FL dirt (a.k.a sand). I'd have serious concerns about mowing that much area with an electric. the dragging cord will feel as heavy as the mower. In 1989 I bought a ridiculously expensive Toro commercial mower that I used, yet again, last Saturday. Used regularly, I expect it to be part of my estate when they auction my belongings. To get a better quality Toro (or probably any manufacturer) you should probably go to a place that sells eqipment to lawn services. Lowes and Home Depot are going to sell low end stuff that you'll never have to care for since it'll always be pretty new (frequent replacement).
 

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If the sit down riding mowers are to hard on your back you might look at one of the commercial stand on style mowers. They are basically ZTR type mowers that you stand on instead of sit on. For a 2 acre yard they will shorten you mowing time by a bunch.

They are not cheap but being commercial mowers they will last pretty much forever in residential use. I have a John Deere commercial ZTR sit down style mower that I bought in 2005 at about the same time I bought my first 650. It cost almost as much as the 650 but worth it as I can mow my 2 1/2 acres in a little over 2 hours with it. Since I bought it I have done nothing to it except the scheduled maintenance. It still even has the original blades and belt on the mower deck.
 

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Two of my kids bought houses this year...hence the need for a mower:rolleyes:

Each purchased a Toro from Home Depot model 20371

Here is a review http://www.cheapism.com/cheap-lawn-mowers/556_toro_20371_review

Meets all your qualifications and is under $300 with tax

I did quite a bit of research for them and this is the best small mower I could find for a reasonable cost...double the money and you are in the Honda range

They only have 1/4 acre lots...You could not pay me to hand mow 2 acres:p

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been looking , thinking about a goat or a cow , now I aint far enough in the woods to call one a stand behind and one a rider so don't git no ideas !
seems most everything except honda is either made in china or is partly made in china or made in America and china and assembled in china ,
 

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I've had goats for years to "mow" the hill behind my house that is to steep to mow. There is a glitch or two when using them as mowers. You can keep a goat anywhere it wants to be. If it doesn't want to be where you put it, it will find a way out. I find them everywhere. I see them in the garden, on the porch, on top of my ATV, on top of the picnic table, eating the bark off of apple trees, eating grape vines and in many other places, including the house if a door is open. My brother says that the only fence that will hold a goat is a fence that will hold water and is at least 6' high. They also don't mow very evenly.
 

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If you get a walk behind mower get one with big wheels in back. 2 acres you need a riding mower.
My experience with walk behind mowers with big wheels in back is that they are harder to push down so you can raise the front wheels off the ground to turn them. The reason is that the big wheel means the axle has to be moved back to allow for clearance.
 

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190x220 vacant lot for sale, won awards five years in a row for highest density per sq foot grubworm infestation, good drainage, some dogs have even had their paws mummified just trying to run across it, great storage for autos or boats on trailers, anything on wheels gets out in that sand and stops, consider it stored cause it ain't coming back out except by helicopter excellent educational opportunity for children, every type of stinging weed native to Florida concentrated in one easily observable area not to mention both types poisonous spiders moderate central Florida climate ranges from miserably cold and wet to sweltering fungus under your armpits hot and wet with death valley dry spells during planting season guaranteed to sunburn a bald head through a pith helmet.
serious offers only please
 

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I'd only consider this property if it offers a water view of a nearby mosquito infested retention pond.
 

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Sheep give a good close fine cut and are tasty at the end of the growing season.
 

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wouldn't I have to like squeeze the rainwater out of their fur a couple of times a day or put in a biiig shop fan so they could blow dry themselves to keep them from molding not to mention dying of heat , and possibly mowing them is seeds get caught in that stuff and start growing ? I hear it gets pretty "fertilizery " toward the back
 

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I love my Toro, don't know where it was made but has given me at least 7 good years of service. I replaced the blade one time and change oil every other year. It still runs great. Starts first pull every time.
 

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I've got 2 MTD 20 inch HiWheel mowers...
1 side discharge,
1 rear discharge.
Considering the bumpy yard I used to have to mow,
a mower with the big rear wheels is the only thing
I would use...couldn't hardly push around small wheels.
Used the side discharge mower for the main part of the yard...
used the rear discharge mower with the wheels set high,
for mowing out behind my back fence, in the utility
easement, where nobody else ever mower.
 

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Ok....how do you edit a post for misspelling ?????
Yes...i am yelling......................
 

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and why is my last post not in upper case.......
I intended for it to be in upper case
because I am yelling.........................
 

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I did spend 20 odd years as a horticultural engineer but I am now 20 years out of date,
one thing I would do is get one with a Honda engine.
 
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