Fix old mower or buy new???

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Old 04-14-10, 08:45 AM
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Fix old mower or buy new???

Knowing this is a wide open view to ask,,, I have two 23" craftsman trim mowers neither run well. Generally speaking, what might be most economical. To pay to repair one or both, they are about 6 yrs old, or would that money be better spent to purchase new push mower? I'm mowing about 1 acre with a rider & looking for a trim machine. I hav'nt bought one in a while & hav'nt researched prices or dependablilty.

Thanks in advance for suggestions, & time.
 
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Old 04-14-10, 10:04 AM
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Depending upon what is wrong with the mowers, you can fix them yourself with the help from the people on this forum, a mower, if not abused, will last a long time. Post the "engine" Mfg, model, type codes etc and what is wrong and someone will tell you how to fix it. Have a good one. Geo
 
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I usually buy the cheaper priced mowers and tend to get 10-15 yrs service out of them. I know on the lower priced mowers it would not be cost effective to pay some one to repair them but as geogrubb stated - fixing them yourself is a viable option.
 
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Old 04-14-10, 01:33 PM
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Part of the question is how much spare time and money you have, and what you like to do with your spare time.

If you have reasonable amounts of spare time and like to do mechanical things, maintaining your own equipment can be a worthwhile hobby that can save you money rather than costing you money.


Lawyers who work 80 hour weeks and bill out their time at $500/hour are better off hiring a yard service.
 
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Old 04-14-10, 02:38 PM
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Good perspective

Thanks for the replies, all good stuff. The older I get the more precious free time is, even though I still enjoy fixing equipment,, this helps to think it out,, at where I'm at now, over 50, me thinks it better to purchase new, & spend more time golfin & hunting. Thanks for the help... I still think this forum is the best invention since the wheel!,,,,,,,Beer 4U2
 
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Old 04-14-10, 10:22 PM
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Heh, heh! Personally I'm considering adopting small engine repair as a hobby.


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