Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: New Lenox, Il
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Welcome to MLF daniel. If your mower is only a few years old, parts are usually still available, depending on the manufacturer. Posting more info about the make and model or a few pictures would help with recommendations. Describing your issues with the mower would also help.
I don't know how much a rental mower costs, but the purchase of a mower seems a better choice since one could be had brand new for $150 and up depending on the features you want/need.If you cut your lawn once a week or even once a month, the purchase would pay back quickly versus renting.
If your current mower is no frills and cheap, then purchasing parts to repair may not be cost efficient.
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