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lindalucylu
May 20, 2018 6:59 AM CST
When was this article published? Since I don't know how long ago it was published, I want to be sure that the info is current. thank you.

https://garden.org/learn/artic... Article "Choosing a lawnmower' by Maggie Oster
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crawgarden
May 20, 2018 7:19 AM CST
Looking at the Toro mod numbers used, they would be manufacture dates of 2000, which I would guess is the approx age of the article, plus no info about electric mowers, good info overall.
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Bonehead
May 20, 2018 7:41 AM CST
I think this article needs serious revision. I would suggest excluding prices and specific models, as these change often. I didn't read it real closely (I'm not in the market for a mower) but it should also address riding mowers, zero-turn mowers, electric mowers, battery mowers, and rotary mowers. The web links are a good idea, and may need to be updated. I opened a couple of them, but not all.
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greene
May 20, 2018 8:46 AM CST
There had been some discussion about including dates on these ancient articles but...well...okay, no.

Checking just a few of the mowers listed, this is old information...bout 18 years old.

Not knowing what kind of mower you would be considering I'd like to toss my 2 cents into the mix. I usually have a really hard time (read impossible) starting any yard equipment that requires a pull cord. But, happily, I was able to buy a used mower (4 years old). It is a MTD Yard Machine push mower with a Honda engine. I am knocking on wood when I say this, but so far it has started on the first pull every time. My money was well spent ($25) and I know that when it's time to purchase a new mower I will look for the same kind.
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Bonehead
May 20, 2018 11:14 AM CST
I also have problems with pull cords. We have a Sears riding mower for the big stuff (key start) and a Worx battery mower for the small stuff (push button start). It's a great combination for our needs. Both use mulching blades so no need for bagging, although I do use the bagger for gathering and shredding fall leaves.
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