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Old 24-03-2003, 06:32 PM
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yes they are lighter and pretty much indistructable, i have one on my
greenfiled shredder all i do is hose it out after each use to keep the
weave clean too easy. i also think that they catch grass better as
there is always air flowing through them with plastic catchers when
the screen blocks grass clogs at the catcher mouth.

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Old 24-03-2003, 06:32 PM
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4 strokes are yards ahead of 2 strokes for reliability etc.,. don't
know that greenfiled would have a 2 stroke model. the only
consideration there is if you have a steep block or steep banks to mow
then 2 strokes are better.

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Old 27-03-2003, 01:56 AM
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sorry i did forget to mention in my previous post, you need to also
consider how many blade or blade cutting action a 2 blade action
doesn't give the best cut on a well manicured lawn 4 blades do the job
the best. i took the cutter bar off my masport and fitted a rover disc
so i could have that 4 blade option. those experiences from my days of
mowing lawns.

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Old 27-03-2003, 04:32 AM
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Watch "King of the Hill", they discuss mowers fairly regularly. 0
"bb" wrote in message
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I am upgrading my mower soon (when we move houses) & am considering the
Greenfield Weekender (probably the Honda)
How does this compare to say a Rover, Honda, or Masport, Victa?
The Greenfield is comparable in price to the Honda of the same power, more
expensive than the Rover & Masport, Victa.
Greenfield website reckons that you can cut up to 3mm, How useful is

this?
How reliable are the Greenfield?
Greenfield does not seem to offer a mulch function, is this useful?
Thanks in advance




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Old 27-03-2003, 02:20 PM
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Thanks.
Are the woven catchers lighter than the plastic ones?
Do the woven catchers get dirty quicker & are harder to clean?


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g'day bb,

it comes down to your needs with the mulcher attachment, i would be
going for the models with ball bearing wheels, also the 3mm may not be
achievable in all mowing situations, at the end of the day when you
need to trim those edges it takes the same effort no matter how much
or little grass is missed by the mower.

i don't have a lot of experience with greenfield mowers but my short
list would include rover and masport. when it comes to engines that
too would depend on what price you want to pay for me briggs &
stratton do the job very reliably, my masport has has one that has
been going for at leat 20 years and so far has only needed the carby
replaced, the frame and wheels are still going strong with the
replacement of 1 set of wheel bearings. the frame will do another
engine at the very least.

i reckon those woven catchers are the best.

my ideas

len

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Old 27-03-2003, 02:20 PM
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Thanks everybody,
I'll go & check them out.

I prefer to get Aus. built ones, parts are probably cheaper & Aus made are
pretty good.
BTW: are 4 strokes better than 2, in terms of reliability, easy start,
convenience?
Thanks


"bb" wrote in message
...
I am upgrading my mower soon (when we move houses) & am considering the
Greenfield Weekender (probably the Honda)
How does this compare to say a Rover, Honda, or Masport, Victa?
The Greenfield is comparable in price to the Honda of the same power, more
expensive than the Rover & Masport, Victa.
Greenfield website reckons that you can cut up to 3mm, How useful is

this?
How reliable are the Greenfield?
Greenfield does not seem to offer a mulch function, is this useful?
Thanks in advance




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Old 28-03-2003, 09:32 AM
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"Andrew G" wrote in message
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When you say "Greenfield Weekender (probably the Honda)" do you mean it

has
a Honda motor?
If so, then I would say that Honda are quite reliable, and seem to have
built a good reputation with their engines for mowers, whipper snippers,
generators (and so on).
I can only guess the "cut up to 3mm" means the mower will cut grass down

to
a minimum of 3mm high. In a household situation it's not something that is
very practical. Unless your law is similar to a bowling/golf green.
Otherwise your average lawn will be too bumpy, and trying to cut at that
height will cause scalping. Not too mention cutting your lawn that short
will mean it'll dry out quicker.


Oops, disregard that bit
I had a look at the website www.greenfield.com.au and realised what the 3mm
bit means. It means as close as you can get the mower to an edge (say a
fence), the cut will be within 3mm of it. The wheels or deck won't stick out
enough to get into the way. I assume this is only for the sides, not the
front.
Well it's purely up to you whether that is handy or not, but the way I see
it is it doesn't do it RIGHT to the edge, in fact I don't know any mower
that does, so you still have to whipper snip edges.



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The mulch function is purely up to you. All it will do is finely cut the
grass, spreading it back on to the lawn. This saves you emptying a

catcher,
or if your mower has no catcher, saves you raking..
Hope this helps a little.

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Old 28-03-2003, 07:44 PM
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Thanks again.
Greenfield sent me a brochure - from internet enquiry -, quite good service
I reckon.
I'll definitely look at the Weekender with the Honda Engine.

Is Honda engine as good as B & S or better.
Don't know if the Honda GVC 160 OHC is a 4 or 2 stroke
Ta


"bb" wrote in message
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I am upgrading my mower soon (when we move houses) & am considering the
Greenfield Weekender (probably the Honda)
How does this compare to say a Rover, Honda, or Masport, Victa?
The Greenfield is comparable in price to the Honda of the same power, more
expensive than the Rover & Masport, Victa.
Greenfield website reckons that you can cut up to 3mm, How useful is

this?
How reliable are the Greenfield?
Greenfield does not seem to offer a mulch function, is this useful?
Thanks in advance




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Hi!
I recently looked at a number of mowers at our local shop. I was horrified
at the small size of the wheels, and subsequently the tires. My old
Greenfield with the B&S engine still soldiers on with reasonably large tires
and to this date has not been punctured by blackberry thorns, as my more
recent Cox suffers from this sort of tire flattening hazard. The relatively
powerful motors of modern mowers, would make them excellent for blackberry
slashing, except there are no tires suitable. Shame!
Alan

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"Andrew G" wrote in message
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"bb" wrote in message
...
I am upgrading my mower soon (when we move houses) & am considering the
Greenfield Weekender (probably the Honda)
How does this compare to say a Rover, Honda, or Masport, Victa?
The Greenfield is comparable in price to the Honda of the same power,

more
expensive than the Rover & Masport, Victa.
Greenfield website reckons that you can cut up to 3mm, How useful is

this?
How reliable are the Greenfield?
Greenfield does not seem to offer a mulch function, is this useful?
Thanks in advance


When you say "Greenfield Weekender (probably the Honda)" do you mean it

has
a Honda motor?
If so, then I would say that Honda are quite reliable, and seem to have
built a good reputation with their engines for mowers, whipper snippers,
generators (and so on).
I can only guess the "cut up to 3mm" means the mower will cut grass down

to
a minimum of 3mm high. In a household situation it's not something that is
very practical. Unless your law is similar to a bowling/golf green.
Otherwise your average lawn will be too bumpy, and trying to cut at that
height will cause scalping. Not too mention cutting your lawn that short
will mean it'll dry out quicker.
The mulch function is purely up to you. All it will do is finely cut the
grass, spreading it back on to the lawn. This saves you emptying a

catcher,
or if your mower has no catcher, saves you raking..
Hope this helps a little.

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You mean their Tractor Type mowers?
I haven't used a Greenfield before but for comparable price, the Enduro
Weekender has all the quality of a pro machine, wheel bearings, allow deck,
good motors - Honda one should be good, 'bag' catcher, ...
I had a look at a few popular ones, I don't think they have wheel bearings,
good handles, good catcher etc....
Any way, I'll definitely get the Weekender soon.

"Laurie Stearn" wrote in message
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Hi!
I recently looked at a number of mowers at our local shop. I was horrified
at the small size of the wheels, and subsequently the tires. My old
Greenfield with the B&S engine still soldiers on with reasonably large

tires
and to this date has not been punctured by blackberry thorns, as my more
recent Cox suffers from this sort of tire flattening hazard. The

relatively
powerful motors of modern mowers, would make them excellent for blackberry
slashing, except there are no tires suitable. Shame!
Alan

--

"Andrew G" wrote in message
...
"bb" wrote in message
...
I am upgrading my mower soon (when we move houses) & am considering

the
Greenfield Weekender (probably the Honda)
How does this compare to say a Rover, Honda, or Masport, Victa?
The Greenfield is comparable in price to the Honda of the same power,

more
expensive than the Rover & Masport, Victa.
Greenfield website reckons that you can cut up to 3mm, How useful is

this?
How reliable are the Greenfield?
Greenfield does not seem to offer a mulch function, is this useful?
Thanks in advance


When you say "Greenfield Weekender (probably the Honda)" do you mean it

has
a Honda motor?
If so, then I would say that Honda are quite reliable, and seem to have
built a good reputation with their engines for mowers, whipper snippers,
generators (and so on).
I can only guess the "cut up to 3mm" means the mower will cut grass down

to
a minimum of 3mm high. In a household situation it's not something that

is
very practical. Unless your law is similar to a bowling/golf green.
Otherwise your average lawn will be too bumpy, and trying to cut at that
height will cause scalping. Not too mention cutting your lawn that short
will mean it'll dry out quicker.
The mulch function is purely up to you. All it will do is finely cut the
grass, spreading it back on to the lawn. This saves you emptying a

catcher,
or if your mower has no catcher, saves you raking..
Hope this helps a little.

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I forgot the Enduroes do have mulching function which is not mentioned on
their website which is quite out of date.

"Laurie Stearn" wrote in message
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Hi!
I recently looked at a number of mowers at our local shop. I was horrified
at the small size of the wheels, and subsequently the tires. My old
Greenfield with the B&S engine still soldiers on with reasonably large

tires
and to this date has not been punctured by blackberry thorns, as my more
recent Cox suffers from this sort of tire flattening hazard. The

relatively
powerful motors of modern mowers, would make them excellent for blackberry
slashing, except there are no tires suitable. Shame!
Alan

--

"Andrew G" wrote in message
...
"bb" wrote in message
...
I am upgrading my mower soon (when we move houses) & am considering

the
Greenfield Weekender (probably the Honda)
How does this compare to say a Rover, Honda, or Masport, Victa?
The Greenfield is comparable in price to the Honda of the same power,

more
expensive than the Rover & Masport, Victa.
Greenfield website reckons that you can cut up to 3mm, How useful is

this?
How reliable are the Greenfield?
Greenfield does not seem to offer a mulch function, is this useful?
Thanks in advance


When you say "Greenfield Weekender (probably the Honda)" do you mean it

has
a Honda motor?
If so, then I would say that Honda are quite reliable, and seem to have
built a good reputation with their engines for mowers, whipper snippers,
generators (and so on).
I can only guess the "cut up to 3mm" means the mower will cut grass down

to
a minimum of 3mm high. In a household situation it's not something that

is
very practical. Unless your law is similar to a bowling/golf green.
Otherwise your average lawn will be too bumpy, and trying to cut at that
height will cause scalping. Not too mention cutting your lawn that short
will mean it'll dry out quicker.
The mulch function is purely up to you. All it will do is finely cut the
grass, spreading it back on to the lawn. This saves you emptying a

catcher,
or if your mower has no catcher, saves you raking..
Hope this helps a little.

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