Today we had a break in the weather, a day of non-rain so I decided to mow the lawn after work. Usually, there's no problem finding a day to mow the lawn, but this spring has been an extra wet one. It's supposed to rain for the next nine days.
And as I maneuvered the lawnmower up and down the yard, around rocks, cable boxes, and sidewalks, I realized that our lawnmower kicks butt. I'm glad we bought it a few years ago.
Before we found the mower we have now, we did our research. We couldn't afford a nice rider mower so we needed a standard push model. And we needed a self-propelled lawnmower, too. Why make it harder on ourselves than it should be? We still love technology. Our neighbor told us that mowers where the back wheels are powered work best. We found the one we wanted at Sears, a Craftsman.
The thing has been so great for us. It's never not started. We've not mistreated it or anything, but I suppose we could have taken better care of it. It's showing its mileage. We had to replace the power cord. The foam around handle is falling apart, and we had to use Gorilla tape to cover the holes on the collector bag.
But, it's never let us down. Each spring it starts right up and it just keeps on going. I'm sure there are better mowers our there, ones that have all the bells and whistles. But for us, until the things breaks down and never works again, it'll be the best lawnmower we've ever had.