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    Lawnmower Suggestions

    Well it is a good thing NZ is still part of the British Commonwealth of Nations . . . or we would not have this holiday - to celebrate the birthday of a person born in April !

    I am in the market for a lawnmower - never purchased one in NZ before now.

    Saw these NZ made "Craftmaster" mowers in The Warehouse" the other day.

    It looks like they are built on the same chassis - different motors.

    Craftmaster 400, B&S 450 motor 125cc, $499

    Craftmaster Lawnmower 4000 - Lawnmowers - Accessories & Consumables - Gardening - The Warehouse

    Craftmaster 6000, B&S 625 Quantum motor 190cc, $699

    Craftmaster Lawnmower 6000 - Lawnmowers - Accessories & Consumables - Gardening - The Warehouse

    Does anyone has any experience with either - good, bad, other ?


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    Lawnmower Suggestions

    Never used one but if it's got an aluminium chassis and a Briggs in can't be bad.
    Iv a lawn master.
    Nz made 190cc
    About twice that price around 900 but a great mower
    http://www.steelfort.co.nz/products/brand/44

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    Thanks - I did a bit more digging and found that Steelfort make both Lawnmaster and Craftmaster mowers.

    Lawn and Garden - Steelfort

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiinSeattle View Post
    Thanks - I did a bit more digging and found that Steelfort make both Lawnmaster and Craftmaster mowers.

    Lawn and Garden - Steelfort
    Mines been great.
    Has the mulch plug so you get near on nil clippings


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    I've just been through replacing my ride on mower, want anything wrong with the tractor itself but the deck had rusted out. Was a MTD yardman, steel fort is the supplier but they no longer import the deck I needed do I was screwed. Twelve year old machine, thought they would still be supplying parts but no so was forced to but a non steel fort supplied mower

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    My last mower, well the wife’s actually, it’s her department, was like the proverbial axe that had been handed down – on its 2nd new handle and its 3rd new head. The final chassis was picked up at the tip and the original engine I replaced with a Tecumseh. Tecumseh are fairly well down the pecking order of engines but ours never failed to start 1st pull. 5 pumps on the primer and go. Sad thing is it was in the prime of life and then suddenly broke its crankshaft.
    Searched for quite while for a replacement and ended up spending (lots) more than I budgeted for. Be aware that Briggs make several series of motors from throw away nasty cheapies with undernourished crank bearings right up to their commercial series motors. I went with a commercial motor. It has an internal oil pump and external changeable oil filter. Plus it’s a quality Oz cast alloy chassis. In the mean time I will chug around on my ride on.
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    The Comercial guys are using Honda or Rover mostly. Self driven. I prefured the Honda there more in the $1500 range though. My Honda is still going strong after ten lawns a day for a year and many years just doing my own lawn. Only ever serviced it and replaced blades.

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    yep buy a Honda they last the longest

 

 

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