Gas push mowers: Cheap vs. expensive?
The engine still runs fine, but the deck is rusted through now in parts, so I need a new unit. I want to get a new push mower. Not self-propelled since I have a lot of spots in my big yard where having a self-propelled one might be a hassle because I'd be fighting the wheels.
I see some in the $250 range, and then some in the $500 range. What's the difference with the higher end ones? I'm reading reviews and people say that the $500 ones don't necessarily last twice as long. Do they cut better, or do they cut the same? Will the deck last longer than my current mower, or is that a moot consideration because I shouldn't expect a consumer gas push mower to last a decade?
BTW, I share a riding mower with my neighbour so self-propelled becomes superfluous for my backyard. I need the push mower mainly for my front yard, and for the nooks and crannies in the backyard where the riding mower is too big to use.