Hi. I am the owner of a Honda riding mower and a John Deere push mower in central Ohio. I'd like to learn more so that I can make wise decisions about selling, buying, and having my equipment repaired. Thank you for your patience.
Thanks Austen! Both are very nice and well-maintained but one is only two years old and the other is about seventeen, though it is in excellent condition. I am going to have to look into selling it and buying a replacement. The Honda 4514 riding mower appears to need a new timing belt and my 81 year old dad, who kept a Bolens running for at least 30 years, is just not up to removing the engine and dealing with all that. It'll have to be a new rider, since I do not do repairs and do not want to keep asking my dad (or pushing 1/2 acre). This is the part where the wisdom of others would be very much appreciated.
I plan to learn some maintenance from my dad so I can at least keep that part going on my own for the JD and whatever rider I end up with. Hoping that tips from here will also help with that.
Welcome to MLF Becky, nice to have you. I'm sure you will get the information and help you need for any repairs and making any decisions on purchasing a new mower. Be sure to browse the forums and you may find additional information there as well.