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Former Member29/03/2015 16:52:02
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Dave Hopkin29/03/2015 17:01:36
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Or you could whip the engine out and fit it to something with wings wink

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Pete B - Moderator29/03/2015 17:43:00
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MTD's have been sold in France for many years. They tend to be at the 'budget' end of the market and often sold from DIY store chains and as supermarket promos. Having said that, two friends have had them and are well-pleased with theirs.

I pondered a budget model but instead treated myself to a Husqvarna with a Kawasaki V-Twin engine back in 2006 and it has been brilliant and looks almost as good as the day I bought it. Despite the abuse it has had on my sloping, stony field, laughingly referred to as my 'garden', it has just over 300 hrs on the clock, starts first time, every time, still on the original battery, drive belt and tyres.

I've been through perhaps 5 cutting deck belts and several sets of blades, mainly as a result of the moles hiding large pebbles/small rocks in their molehills.....crook

If you've got side-ejection and stones are a possibility, be aware that they can come out at speed of a bullet....smile o

Enjoy it, Perce - they make lawn-mowing fun!teeth 2

Pete

ps here's the bad news, I'm afraid - if you'd taken a day trip to Calais you could have had the same model for a shade over £800...... sorry!wink 2

 

 

 

Edited By Pete B - Moderator on 29/03/2015 17:57:37

avtur29/03/2015 17:59:56
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Remove the cutting deck and go lawnmower racing ... much more fun !!!

cymaz29/03/2015 18:10:32
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Bonneville salt flats next year for some speed trails ?

The MTD will need a bit of modification....here

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avtur29/03/2015 18:14:30
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I'm sure it's a Brit that holds the land speed record for a lawnmower .... I think they were aiming fro 100mph+ but achieved high 80's ....

john stones 1 Moderator29/03/2015 18:27:01
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Get one of these boys with a seat or foot plate for rough ground mowing, they mow manhole covers devil

John

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KingKade29/03/2015 22:20:34
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My dads lawnflite with a b&s engine has been going 20+ years!

Servicing 2 quite large gardens!!

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Pete B - Moderator29/03/2015 22:45:04
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Yes, getting a trailer over the Channel would even it up a lot - and then there's the cost of fuel in the UK for the trip - and there's no duty-free worth travelling for now....smile o

I agree re the collector box - particularly if the grass is damp - a real pain!

I think TLC is the most important factor, tbh - the MTD's my mates use are fine thumbs up

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David Holland 229/03/2015 23:29:24
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We bought a Lawn Flite tractor mower when we move to this house in 1987. It has never missed a beat though I did have to buy new blades last year and they were out of warranty😜

IanN29/03/2015 23:36:47
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Not understanding the interest and enthusiasm for this "lawn mowing" malarkey. frown A waste of good building and flying time if you ask me - unless of course the lawn is your runway - and just think of the planes and engines you could buy for the price of some of that mowing kit

The wife does our patch wink which is clearly way less palatial in proportion to some of the grounds being mentioned above

When the equipment is up for renewal I'll have no hesitation in treating her to the finest electric rotary special offer that Homebase etc can provide smiley

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Dane Crosby30/03/2015 16:15:17
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Hi, I bought a larger MTD E130 in 1999. It has the 13hp single cylinder B&S engine. It has mowed 100 hours every year on my campsite and gardens without anything bar new belts and occasional new blades from time to time. It still uses about 1.6 litres of fuel per hour as it always has done. the deck is starting to show signs of tinworm but it as been much more reliable than posher machines owned by my neighbours.

I would have another one when this one finally departs which will be ages yet. Make sure to service on time, replace the filters and keep it correctly lubed. Note that mine has a mixture of imperial and metric fasteners which makes servicing more interesting!!

The models are sold in the States as Lawnflite and are very popular.

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Phil Green07/04/2015 16:28:05
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Our MTD is 10 years old now and showing its lack of maintenance smiley

Our lass took her out today for the first cut of the year... the smell is just gorgeous. The grass, not our Lass.

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Cheers

Phil

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Phil Green11/04/2015 00:23:09
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Its our dog-exercise field Percy, we're a boarding kennels

www.danewalk.co.uk

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