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So my 7 year old Craftsman 22" with a Honda motor finally gave up the other day. So now I am looking for another mower.


I have a troy bilt 22" right now and it seems as soon as the bag gets about 1/2 full it gets clogged up. The old craftsman would bag 3 times as much and until it was SLAMMED PACKED! I loved it.

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GOOD bagger! option to mulch
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I am looking to spend around $500 max. Locally I can get john deere, troy, craftsman, toro, snapper, and husquavarna.

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My favorite mower yet is the HRX-217. You will have to shop to find it in your price range. I had mine for 3 years and the only problem is hard heads slamming the back tires against the ground.

I had 2 personal paces die in less then 2 years. I do have a older toro self propelled that is still running.

I have a friend that has lawnboys that are all about 10 years old and he swears by them. They stopped making these but you can find them used for about $100.

All these mulch good. I dont ever really bag so I couldnt tell you. The hondas have a option to mulch and bag at the same time. I never used that either.
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get a Honda grx 160cc at the box store, there o sale u wont regret they are bad ***, light weight,easy to fold, cut wet grass nice, and even overgrow grass they have two blades, good suction for bagging and they mulch nice, only problem i have found the screws in the wheels some times get loose from the vibration, o so u have to thigh them up every 2 months or when need it.

i love my Hondas
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I have a Toro Super Recycler (not the Recycler from the Box store) and I like it a lot, but it's not worth a damn for bagging if the grass is high. Weekly cut grass is fine - no problem, but if I try to bag anything that is overgrown, it clogs before the bag is a quarter full.

It's an excellent mulcher and that's what I do 99.9% of the time, so it isn't an issue - usually.

They do sell a Super Bagger which is designed for better bagging.
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