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Today i was on a job about 30 min from my house when my Husqvarna decided to act up. It has been having problems here lately. Last week i went to pull the starter chord and it moved absoltuly ZERO. I had to take the starter complelty off. I never did determine what happend just figured something happened and got turned a weird way. A few weeks ago i pulled it but the string wouldn't retract. Today i was halfway done with a job and went to start it. It pulled the entire way out then wouldn't go back in. I tried it again once i finally got in back in still no start. It doesn't sound good at all. I still have atleast 2 more jobs left to do this week that requre the use of my push mower. Sorry for all the typo i am trying to get this typed before my computer dies. What should i do? I was thinking of buying a cheap troy built from lowes for emergency situations like this. They aren't as cheap as i thought though. I don't want to use it every day from now on so i don't want to spend to much money. What do you think Troy Built or Craftsman or what? I don't really want to spend a HUGE amount of money. I Require a bag for it. It doesn't really matter about the engine. The Husq. i have has Kohler. I have used Briggs and had mostly good luck. I haven't had a honda but heard good things. I hear Briggs are easy to fix. I would like to have Self Propelled but it isn't necessarry i don't guess. Thanks
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Does anyone ever try to keep their push mowers the same so they can use the same parts and understand how the mower works?
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Does anyone ever try to keep their push mowers the same so they can use the same parts and understand how the mower works?

I think you bring up a really good point Steve. All of my mowers are identical. It makes for keeping the wearable parts (ie. blades) on hand much easier. It also has been benificial in that I know what to watch for when it come to issues on them. Also, if there is an issue then the guys are familar with the replacement, it keeps us going and no learning a new machine.

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as much as i love my Husqvarna I can't afford the price right now. I am very familiar with Briggs Engines. I have had 3 or 4 Briggs in my life. I can tell whats wrong with it for the most Part. My Husqvarna has a Kohler engine in it. my girlsfriends mom's ex boyfriend lol says he will sell me his mower. He bought it for $50. When he bought it they claimed it had only been used twice. Since he has had it he has only used it 3 times and i have used it once. I believe it has a honda engine but i'm not sure.
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When my son started years ago,he bought a new two stroke toro recycler for about $1400.00 ,but we were told they arent going to be making them anymore so I bought a second one .A few years later ,we needed replacements so we started buying craftsmans and have bought probably 12 of them in the last 6 years or so .My wife works for sears so we get a good discount,and we buy them on sale .I have stripped every one for usable parts as they have worn out .I fix a lot of other companies mowers ,and a lot of them started buying the same mowers as we have been buying ,and they have given us their junkers for parts as well .Having all the mowers be essentially the same has been a huge bonus for us as we have the parts in stock to fix pretty much anything ,we even have a few spare complete mowers built out of the junk pile in case we have an issue during the day .
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how often do you see troybuilt?
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Honda commercial push mowers are the best
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It sounds like the plastic ears in the pull start are not catching it happens all the time
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whats the plastic ears? I'll see if i can do a video tomorrow
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