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Old 10-26-2005, 12:12 PM   #1
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Push mowers

Does anyone else here use a push mower? I know that it would take forever for a conventional gas mower to run out of gas, but we switched to a push mower a few months ago to be free of gas reliance. Not only that, but the push power is much more quiet, which means you can mow during the early morning without a problem.

We've been talking of zero-scaping our front lawn next year so that would eliminate all need for a mower in the front yard.

Does anyone else use a push mower, or are we alone on this one?
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Old 10-26-2005, 03:11 PM   #2
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I use a push mower, but I

I use a push mower, but I dunno what you mean about zero gas reliance, cuz my push mower is gas.
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Old 10-26-2005, 03:19 PM   #3
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Sorry. "Push mower" implies

Sorry. "Push mower" implies that pushing is all that is needed to move it. They are also called "reel mowers"

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he means the old fashion



he means the old fashion ones.


I use les then 2 gallons a year mowing my lawn. It isn't that much.
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looks like we had the same

looks like we had the same idea
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:26 PM   #6
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Oh, one of those. I've

Oh, one of those. I've suggested it to my mom, but she's never been too hot on the idea.
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As Flipkickjr points out,

As Flipkickjr points out, the amount of gas required to run a gas mower is next to nothing. even if gasoline was $20/gallon you could still justify spending $40 per year in gas for your lawn mower.

Moving to a reel mower is all about a statement IMHO. It takes longer to mow with it, and might now always get the best results unless you are dilligent, but we're not using any gas or oil to do it. We're trying to set up our household to be as self-reliant as possible.

For a while I considered getting a battery mower that charges using solar panels. now THAT would be cool.
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:56 PM   #8
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Why the hell not get one of

Why the hell not get one of the robot solar mowers? They just sit in a cradle and charge and mow every two days.
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I've never seen a solar one

I've never seen a solar one of those. All of the ones I have seen plugged into the outlet. It is a cool design though, except for the fact that you have to run wire alongside your yard so it knows where to stop. It's also bad b/c we have two dogs with giant poop. we've found it better to pick up the crap before mowing the lawn to avoid spraying the stuff everywhere.

Besides, reel mowers are SEXY!
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Haha, that they are. The

Haha, that they are.

The wire is in the ground, so what the hell, and some of them learn it so they don't need a wire, but whatev, I see the point about dogs enough to shut up about it.
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