I've got to tell you, the 3cylinder diesel, 4 wheel steer Kubota I bought
for our 10 acres kicks the ass of any similar John Deere I've seen. Besides,
Peter the Parts Pimp has proven John Deere equipment takes a serious dislike
to Spridget owners.
From: derf [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2007 10:41 AM
To: Spridget List
Subject: Re: LBC vs grass cutter...
My paw-in-law paid big bucks for an Ariens self-propelled about 17
years ago. I used it to cut his lawn for years. Then, about 5 years
ago, he decided he wanted a new Toro. He gave me the Ariens. I used
the Ariens for a few years and loved it. I had to clean the carb a
few times and sharpen the blade. He passed away a couple years ago
and we inherited the house and the Toro. Since my boys are of grass
cutting ages I let them use both and decide which mower we kept. They
wanted the Toro. So, I gave the Ariens to a friend. Now he loves the
Ariens and I've had to fix the Toro more in the last two years than
the Ariens over 17 years. I would consider the Toro a "good" mower,
better than the low level stuff at HD. But, that orange Ariens was a
I had an old Snapper rider that was also a great machine. I'd still
have it if the yard was bigger than it is. I got it from the friend
(to whom I gave the Ariens) with a blow motor, for free. I put a 10HP
Tecumseh on it and used it for about 10 years and gave it back to the
same friend. Now he has a lawn slaying fleet and I have an OK Toro.
I reverted back to electric weed wackers because the yard isn't that
big and the gas models are a pain. The oil/fuel mix erodes the little
fuel lines over time on every one I owned.
If you really want a lawn slayer get a Graveley with Kohler power.