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Sidney Pink
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:19 am    Post subject: Lawn Mowers Reply with quote

I need to purchase a lawnmower.I spoke to chap at Bloom from wexford who deals in Honda and swears by them.He told me he can still get parts for machines he sold 30 years ago because all the parts are made by Honda in the one location.The one I was interested in was over 800.Any advice out there?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you need to know.
Buy one that starts easilly.
one that the deck is wider than the wheels.
one that has large discharge chute.
Mesh bag.
roller if you want stripes, cylinder if you want putting green.
One that blades stop when you stop.
shear pins on blades in case you hit anything no point in replacing mower when you can replace blades.
never leave petrol in mower over winter bad for machine it also rots primer.
never lend machine to family or friends.
make sure you have somewhere to store it,
make sure its appropiate for job no point having ride on for small back garden
buy from local dealer no point in geting one frrom chap in Rush Co dublin if you live in Ouchterard Co Galway.
Cutting grass is a skill you may laugh but when you see it done properly you will know MMMM that looks good. Enjoy your new machine Honda are a good manufacture and most machines have Briggs and Strattton engines wouldnt buy anything spurious....
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was it Doyles on Distillery Road, Wexford Town?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it helps, we bought a second hand McCulloch with Briggs & Stratton engine when we came over in 2007 and SOLD it earlier this year - still in working order, although battered. It always started first pull, even after a winter of non-use so. for me, it did what it said on the tin and we replaced it with another of the same make for 450.

If, with quite a lot of lawn, I can get eight years reliable use out of a used one, I'd be more than happy to recommend the make. It's 4-stroke so no mixing of fuel and I can honestly say that, apart from in the annual service, I never once put any oil in - always the sign of a healthy engine.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank to all for your advice.Regarding the chap I spoke to at Bloom I can't recall his name but I felt he was being genuine in his praise of the Honda brand.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No argument, of course, but you have to make the decision whether or not to spend nearly twice the price.
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