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Got a new mower the craftsman been starting like shit needs carb douch.

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    Got a new mower the craftsman been starting like shit needs carb douch.


    17 years of getting the shit kicked out of it, giving to a buddy. Still runs & starts runs for a few sec stalls till ya get it warm. Wife & Son do the mowing. Got a sears deal $180 husqvarma with a 150cc ohv kohler.

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    Re: Got a new mower the craftsman been starting like shit needs carb douch.

    stil moe my yard with a lektrik weed whacker


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    Re: Got a new mower the craftsman been starting like shit needs carb douch.

    When my old mower started spitting oil from the bottom of the block (25 year old craftsman rider I got for free) I did the math. Close to 2 acres of grass, 3 hours a week of my time ($10 an hour seems fair), a decent mower was going to run $2k to $3k.

    A crew quoted me $40 each time for cutting, weed whacking, and clean up. The break even point is something like 10 years out. I go away on business - the lawn isn't waiting for me when I get back.

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    Re: Got a new mower the craftsman been starting like shit needs carb douch.

    Quote Originally Posted by SSearchVT View Post
    When my old mower started spitting oil from the bottom of the block (25 year old craftsman rider I got for free) I did the math. Close to 2 acres of grass, 3 hours a week of my time ($10 an hour seems fair), a decent mower was going to run $2k to $3k.

    A crew quoted me $40 each time for cutting, weed whacking, and clean up. The break even point is something like 10 years out. I go away on business - the lawn isn't waiting for me when I get back.
    I had also weighed the option of a landscaper , it takes me 2hrs+ to do my yard , paying the land scapsers to do it is still less than me working those 2 hrs of OT instead , and as you say "its not waiting for you to do when you get home ".
    obviously location is everything , I live out in the sticks and pay a crew to do 2+ acres of grass, my folks live in an upity little town and they pay the same for 1/2 and acre to get mowed .

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