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looking to get a new push mower this year. Currently have a front wheel drive. I was wondering if anyone has tried the RWD or AWD. which type of drive does everyone like?
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Rear wheel is the best because the weight is on the drive wheels. Fwd and awd are good for cars not mowers
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I have rear wheel on mine. Its all personal preference but I like the rear wheels pushing.
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rear wheel is better for the fact you can tip it up keep going, turn or cut high grass. All my hondas have fwd but sometimes I miss rwd.
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The best system is the old snapper push mowers, I personally have one from the 1970s that still works great. Nice heavy mower, the wheels had bearings in them I got it when I did commercial mowing.
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I've never heard of all wheel drive on a push mower... that would seem very expensive and make the mower very heavy.

I like fwd because it is much better for going up hills. That's about the only advantage I can think of...but it's a pretty big advantage.

If you get rwd, try to find one with a gear drive set up. Much more durable. My dad has one of the older 5hp Hondas with RWD gear drive...it will literally pull you away.
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Have you seen this? Interesting design.

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steve thats the awd mower that i saw.
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Yeah that belt will last long.... I would make sure I got a few spares and a few pulleys, way to much belt under the mower for it to work well.

I did find the next video I clicked on intresting. After searching I found a lot more reviews just like it on the new hybrid mower That is why I do not sell junk that was made in china.

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