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Hi there. I currently have a rotary and manual reel mower. I'd like to start maintaining at .75" with a gas reel. The lawn is just too bumpy for a green's, nor do I feel like spending that kind of money at this point....which leaves me with the standard options of Mclane and TC (front roller of course). All over I'm reading that a good starter Mclane should run you $300-$400. The few that I've come across in that price range are all models from 1997 and thereabouts. Not being completely mechanically inclined, I have my reservations on buying a 20 year old piece of equipment. Am I justified?
 

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With the Mclane. Yes, you should be careful.

With a TC, kinda, but they are made with better materials (reflected in the price), so you're more likely to find a good 20 year old machine.

It really comes down to how the mower was maintained, I'm sure there are some 2 year old POS reels out there.
 

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dfw_pilot said:
Just as an aside, I bought a very nice 2006 Toro GM 1000, even came with transport wheels, and works perfectly. I paid $400 for it. Keep that in mind if you get above a couple hundred on a used TruCut that's hard to adjust and keep set properly.
If I could find one of those, I'd snatch it up in a heartbeat.
 
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