bksaun wrote:Are the new ones any good?
I can't say whether they are any good or not, but today Lawn-Boy is nothing but a "big-box" store brand now. People see "Lawn-Boy" and recall the mowers from 30 years ago and buy a new one - only to find out they are nothing like the classics.
Lawn-Boy is dead. It is only a name now, basically a cheap Toro painted green, just like Troy-Bilt after they got bought out by MTD.
Lawn-Boys were defined by the cast aluminum offset wheel deck and two-stroke engine. For a while, the deck lived on with 4-stroke engines, but Toro killed that off, too.
Toro still makes a good mower - they have a semi-commercial "PT21" that is really nice, and the true Toro Commercial mower with the Suzuki 2-stroke is legendary, but it's also a 100 lb. mower!
The deck is HEAVY DUTY! The Lawn-Boy Commercial is likewise built very well, but about 25 pounds lighter.
I'll mourn the day my Lawn-Boy passes.....no other mower discharges as well as the offset-wheel decks. I can blow grass a long way, and it never clumps up. It even mulches pretty well, but the Toro Super Recycler mowers are better dedicated mulchers.